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City School, Nixor College win inter-school basketball

City School, Nixor College win inter-school basketball

KARACHI: The City School Gulshan Campus, City School PAF Chapter and Nixor College emerged as champions in boys and girls basketball contests held at the Yolande Henderson Memorial Inter-School Basketball Tournament 2016 which was staged at the St Patrick’s High School.

The schools which took part in the event included Lyceum School, Karachi Grammar School, The City School P.A.F. Chapter, The City School Gulshan Campus, Southshore School for A ‘Level studies, Nixor College, Cedar College, Bay View High College, St Paul’s English High School and St Patrick’s High School.

Close match was seen in the U-17 category between The City School PAF chapter and The City School Gulshan Campus who eventually emerged winners by 33-31. The second match was in the U-19 group between The Lyceum and The City School PAF Chapter.

Both teams were highly skilled but this time, in their second meeting of the tournament, The PAF Chapter boys asserted their prowess and snatched the championship with a fine 44-27 win.

In the girls matches, it was a see-saw battle and eventually, the Karachi Grammar School girls upset strong favourites The Lyceum to meet Nixor College in the final.

After going neck and neck in a blistering final contest, Nixor edged out KGS in the fourth quarter to emerge champions by 22-19. The best player award went to Suha Harani of KGS for her top score of 49 points.

The trophies were presented by chief guest William Henderson, the son of late Mrs Henderson, by John Proctor, the principal of The City School PAF Chapter, and Leonard Dias, the principal of St Paul’s High School. Highest scorer plaques were awarded to Osama Tayyab of The City School PAF, U-17 (48 points), and Umer Khawaja of Southshore School, U-19 (51 points).

The tournament was initiated by principal Lawrence Manuel and organised by Michael Turner the basketball coach in honour of Mrs Yolande Henderson, an icon of the school who passed away in December last year.

On behalf of the organising committee in his vote of thanks, Jeremy Nazareth thanked the Karachi Basketball Association for running the tournament so smoothly and professionally as well as the sponsors for their support.

Published in Dawn, February 23rd, 2016

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