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Saint retain Inter-Senior Schools Basketball title

Dec 24, 2010, 2:49 PM

Saint Augustine’s Senior Secondary School Basketball team have retained the second edition of the Trust Bank-sponsored Scholar Athletics for Change and the Gambia Secondary School Sports Association (GSSSA) Inter-senior Secondary Schools Basketball tournament

Saints beat SOS Senior Secondary School 31-28 at the Serrekunda West Mini-stadium Basketball Lawn Wednesday evening.

As champions, Saint Augustine’s were awarded a championship trophy and a cash prize of D10,000, whilst SOS Senior Secondary School went home with D6,000 as the runners up.

Armitage Senior Secondary School basketball side got D2,000 as the most disciplined team of the tournament.

The tightly contested final match was witnessed by high-profile dignitaries and spectators from Serrekunda West and its environs.

Martin Gomez, president of the Gambia Secondary School Sports Association, applauded Trust Bank for sponsoring the tournament.

He said the tournament would go a long way in bringing basketball back to the school system.