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Action during the basketball tournaments held at St Andrews College recently. Image: Provided

St Andrews College from Grahamstown recently hosted two basketball tournaments while the shooting team participated in the South African National Air Rifle Shooting Competition in Douglas last weekend.

Kearsney Basketball Tournament

The Kearsney 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 St Andrews lost more than they have won, they do not show how much the boys gained through the experience.

Eighteen school teams participated in the tournament and St Andrew’s College was placed 12th overall. These results will no doubt improve in future.

The summary of results is 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 and Hilton College – Lost 41-42

St Andrew’s College U14 Basketball Festival

St Andrew’s College successfully hosted the inaugural U14 Basketball Festival last weekend with fifteen schools’ teams 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.

The Good Shepherd team which took part have been preparing for the festival for the past four weeks. Their team played six games, winning two, drew one and lost three. Well done Asiphile and Lutho! 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 and 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 and 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 and vs Grey High School: Won 34 – 10

Basketball vs Kingswood College played at Kingswood College HPC

U16 Team: Won 25 – 14, 2nd Team: Lost 7 – 28 and 1st Team: Lost 29 – 46

Shooting

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The team of three (left to right) are Matthew Grunewald, Richard Dorrington and Liam Nisbet who received Silver medals as they came second in the Junior Teams. Image: Provided

The St Andrew’s College shooting team participated in the South African National Air Rifle Shooting Competition in Douglas last weekend.

The team of three (left to right) are Matthew Grunewald, Richard Dorrington and Liam Nisbet who received Silver medals as they came second in the Junior Teams.

Grunewald also received gold for the U14, 10-meter Precision.

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