St Charles College has risen to within striking distance of becoming the leading basketball side in the country after a consistently strong season and are well placed in second position this week on the SA School Rankings.
You don’t often hear much of Michael Mount Waldorf School in Bryanston Johannesburg but when it comes to basketball they are one of the powerhouses and lead this week’s SA Schools Top 30 Rankings.
The SA School Sports Basketball Rankings are back in 2017 and we are looking to give as much exposure to this growing sport as we can this year.
Philip de Charmoy, a St Charles College student in Grade 10, recently jetted off with his U16 South African Basketball teammates to Botswana to compete in the Under 16 Afro-Basketball Qualifiers.
In 2014 it was Maritzburg College who took the SA School Basketball scene by storm as they ruthlessly brushed aside all comers to deservedly finish as the leading team in the country and take the number one spot on the SA School Sports Basketball Rankings.
A great win by KES over Pretoria Boys High and a solid performance by Maritzburg College are some of the good victories that came out of last week’s basketball results from around the country.
With the school basketball season winding down to a close we take a closer a look at how the various teams have fared during 2014 and where they find themselves on the SA School Sports Top 25 Rankings.
Maritzburg College remain top of the rankings despite going down in a shock result to Westville who caught the Pietermaritzburg team perhaps with too many matches in the legs after their St.John’s College tournament triumph.
Westville sent a message out last week that they are a team to be reckoned with and arguably one of the stronger teams in the country when they beat the high flying Maritzburg College team.
SA school sports magazine caught up with the St John’s U18 International Basketball tournament MVP from Maritzburg College, Thozamile Sineke, after his side had managed to make history and clinch their first St John’s Basketball tournament title beating St Albans in the final.
Maritzburg College reign supreme for yet another week at the top of the SA Schools Top 20 rankings after playing their way into the finals of the St John’s U18 Tournament and then beating St.Alban’s College to take the title.
St John’s College hosted yet another high quality U18 Tournament which saw some breathtaking play by some of the elite teams in South Africa.
As we brace ourselves for the St. John’s College U19 Invitational Tournament this week, it is Maritzburg College who have thrown down the gauntlet to the other teams as they clinch the number one spot for their second consecutive week.
It was the last chance for some of the First teams to get in some last minute match practise before the onset of one of the country’s biggest school basketball tournaments which is annually hosted by St John’s College.
St John’s College will be well pleased with their win over St Albans College although it was perhaps too close to comfort for them.
A great win by St. Stithians over Pretoria Boy’s High was perhaps the pick of the results from the past weekend as Saints and PBHS slugged it out in a game that went to the proverbial wire.
It is going to be an interesting season on the basketball courts around South Africa this year as there is already an indication that the balance of power may have shifted.
Kearsney basketball made history by beating perennial basketball power house DHS on Saturday 26th October, 2013 for the first time in the school’s history.