WINDHOEK, APRIL 1 – The Namibia Basketball School league (NBSL) kicked off this past weekend. Games were played on Friday, 29th March 2019 and mainly on Saturday, 30th March 2019. Teams from local public-primary and high schools came this weekend with players from as young as nine years old taking part in the U11 division and as old as 18, playing in the U19 division.
U14 and U16 are also divisions in the league and had games played. Players, Coaches and Officials all flocked to Deutsche Hohere PrivatSchule (DHPS) to witness the kids enjoy the game of basketball.
Scores from the games played were:
Gammams Primary School U14 Boys 20:0 People’s Primary School U14 Boys
Windhoek International U19 Boys 53:14 Academia Secondary U19 Boys
DHPS Team B U16 Boys 38:36 Concordia College U16 Boys
Immanuel Shifidi U19 Boys 85:40 St. Georges U19 Boys
DHPS Team A U11 Mixed 19:4 Highlands Christian School U11 Mixed
Windhoek International Team C U11 Mixed 20:0 Gammams Primary U11 Mixed
Jakob Marengo U16 Boys 20:0 Immanuel Shifidi U16 Boys
Windhoek International Team A U11 Mixed 20:0 Windhoek International Team B U11 Mixed
DHPS U16 Girls 20:0 Immanuel Shifidi U16 Girls
League Director, Malakia Matias said: “The league was begun last year, and has fast grown since, with more teams and players taking part this year. The idea of the league is to provide a platform for proper competitive basketball for the players, and also for them to showcase their skill to scouting coaches to potentially be part of varying national teams.”
The Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) runs the NBSL in Windhoek annually until October. An award ceremony is held for crowning of winners once all four age divisions have finished their respective leagues. These age divions are: U11(mixed teams), U14(boys and girls team), U16(boys and girls teams and U19(boys and girls teams).
For more info log onto their Facebook Page at Namibian Basketball Federation-NBF or e mail Mr. Matias at email@example.com for queries. – NDN Staffer