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U16 National Basketball Championships underway in KZN

By Siya Pongco , in Basketball | News , at 2024-03-25

In a significant milestone for the growth of basketball in South Africa, the u16 National Championship take place in Durban from 25-28 March, with the cream of the crop from each province representing their respective regions on the national stage.

At the same time, an u18 national selection camp is being held in Johannesburg. It follows the successful staging of the u18 National Championship in 2023, which saw Gauteng come out on top in the boys’ and girls’ competitions.

The initiative highlights the abundance of talent in the country, including Chadley Hargreaves, the basketball captain of Northwood School and his team-mate, Lusanda Hlongwane, who was named the MVP of the St John’s College Basketball Tournament after the Knights claimed the title in dominating fashion.

The u16 provincial tournament is taking small steps as the game continues to grow in South Africa. It is self-funded and features five provinces, with both boys’ and girls’ teams in action.

Fixtures. 

Day one, 25 March

Boys

Court 1, 09:00: Limpopo vs KwaZulu-Natal
Court 1, 11:00: Eastern Cape vs Gauteng
Court 1, 15:00: KwaZulu-Natal vs Eastern Cape
Court 1, 17:00: Gateng vs Western Cape

Girls  

Court 2, 09:00: Eastern Cape vs KwaZulu-Natal
Court 2, 11;00: Gatueng vs Western Cape
Court 2, 15:00: KwaZulu-Natal vs Gauteng
Court 2, 17:00: Western Cape vs Limpopo

Day Two, 26 March

Boys

Court 1, 09:00: Eastern Cape vs Limpopo
Court 1, 11:00: Western Cape vs KwaZulu-Natal
Court 1, 13:00: Limpopo vs Western Cape
Court 1, 15:00: KwaZulu-Natal vs Gauteng

Girls

Court 2, 09:00: Limpopo vs KwaZulu-Natal
Court 2, 11:00: Gauteng vs Eastern Cape
Court 2, 13:00: KwaZulu-Natal vs Western Cape
Court 2, 15:00: Eastern Cape vs Limpopo

Day 3, 27 March

Boys 

Court 1, 09:00: Western Cape vs Eastern Cape
Court 1, 11:00: Gauteng vs Limpopo

Classification 

Court 1, 13:00: Position 2 vs Position 5
Court 1, 15:00: Position 3 vs Position 4
Court 1, 17:00: Los G11 vs Los G12

Girls 

Court 2, 09:00: Western Cape vs Eastern Cape
Court 2, 11:00: Limpopo vs Gauteng

Classification 

Court 2, 13:00: Position 2 vs Position 5
Court 2, 15:00: Position 3 vs Position 4
Court 3, 17:00: Los G11 vs Los G12

The closing and final day is set to take place on March 28, where a new champion for the u16 National Basketball Championship will be crowned.

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