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2011 School Basketball Tournament kicked off on Friday.

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stmaartenacademydefendingbasketballchampions02102011Philipsburg:--- The school basketball tournament started on Friday, 30th September 2001 at the L. B. Scott Sports Auditorium. The Minister of Sports the Honorable Dr. Rhoda Arrindell addressed the large crowd of parents, students, fans and players who gathered at the L. B. Scott Sports Auditorium. The Minister commended the St. Maarten Youth Beat Foundation and stressed that the school sports competition between schools in the various sports was in line with her policy. The Minister also acknowledged the participation of schools from the French Side, which is concrete proof of unity proclaimed every November 11th on St. Maarten's Day. The Minister also mentioned that St. Maarten will be bidding to host the 2013 Kingdom Games, and that basketball will form part of the Kingdom games. The Minister Declared the tournament open and made 3 attempt to shoot that basketball into the hoop.

The Tournament is a Double Elimination Tournament; meaning if a school loses 2 games then they will automatically be eliminated from the tournament.
The Games will be played at the L. B. Scott Sports Auditorium starting at 5pm on Fridays and at the Melford Hazel Sports Complex on Saturdays starting at 3pm.

The following are the results of the start of the School games that was played:

Friday, 30th September 2011
Martin Luther King school 15 Vs Genevieve De Weever School 11
SXM Academy 33 Vs Lycee from Marigot 25
SXM Academy PSVE 30 Vs MPC team 1 29

Saturday, 1st October 2011
St.Joseph Primary School 18 Vs Learning Unlimited 17
Learning Unlimited 50 Vs MPC Team 2 59
St.Dominic High 48 Vs CIA 30

Friday, 7th October 2011 L. B. Scott Sports Auditorium
5:00pm USM Vs St.Dominic High
6:00pm SXM Academy Academic Vs SXM Aacademy PSVE
7:00pm LYCEE De Marigot vs MPC team 1

Saturday, 8th October 2011 Melford Hazel Sports Complex
3:00pm Learning Unlimited VS CIA
4:00pm MPC team 2 Vs winner of St.Dominic/USM
5:00pm Loser of Academy/PSVE Vs loser of St.Dominic/USM

The Primary Schools will resume their games on Friday 14th October 2011.


Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 October 2011 17:53 )