St Andrew’s on the basketball court


ST ANDREW’S College took part in the Kearsney Basketball Tournament from Friday September 29 to Monday October 2.

The school reported that the basketball festival was an amazing experience coupled with fatigue, sweat and tears for the coaches and players.

“It was a learning process to help boys understand themselves as a team, and what to expect in the season ahead. Though the results showed that we lost more than we won, they do not show how much we gained through the experience,” St Andrew’s said in its report.

Eighteen schools’ teams participated at the tournament. St Andrew’s was placed 12th overall, but is certain their results will doubt improve in future.

The summary of results are as follows:

Treverton College                   Won 44-29

St John’s College                     Lost 31-53

Highway Invitation                 Lost 32-46

Kearsney College                    Lost 24-64

Bishop Bavin School               Won 62-44

St Nicholas College                 Lost 29-35

Hilton College                         Lost 41-42


Following the Kearsney Basketball Festival, St Andrew’s hosted the inaugural U14 Basketball Festival from Thursday October 5 to Saturday October 7.

Fifteen schools’ teams were involved. The festival created opportunities for the teams from different regions to play teams they normally don’t play against in a regular season.

“The festival was unique in the sense that it also allowed the lower teams (B, C and D) an equal opportunity to participate in a festival set up,” St Andrew’s said in its report.

Good Shepherd team, which took part at the festival, had been preparing their team for the past four weeks. They team played six games, winning two, drawing one and losing three.

All schools which participated indicated that they will come back next year.

The following were the St Andrew’s College results:


C Team: Played 6, Won 4, Lost 2

vs Good Shepherd School       Won 26 – 20

vs St John’s College C             Lost 12 – 16

vs St John’s College D             Won 21 – 17

vs Grey High A                        Lost 14 – 23

vs St John’s College E             Won 19 – 15

vs Grey High B                        Won 14 – 3


B Team: Played 7, Won 5, Lost 2

vs Grey High A                        Won 24 – 19

vs St John’s College B             Won 27 – 17

vs St John’s College C             Won 26 – 18

vs Good Shepherd School       Won 46 – 18

vs Kearsney College A             Lost 14 – 31

vs St John’s College A             Lost 23 – 29

vs Kingswood College A          Won 30 – 17


A Team: Played 7, Won 5, Lost 2

vs St John’s College A             Lost 14 – 28

vs Good Shepherd School       Won 36 – 10

vs St John’s College B             Won 19 – 14

vs Kearsney College A             Lost 33 – 14

vs Kearsney College B             Won 23 – 15

vs Kingswood College             Won it by W/O

vs Grey High School                  Won 34 – 10

St Andrew’s had another basketball encounter v Kingswood College at Kingswood’s high performance centre on Saturday October 7.

U16 Team               Won 25 – 14

2nd Team                 Lost 7 – 28

1st Team                  Lost 29 – 46


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