Cornway, Girls High dominate b/ball tourney

HARARE - Cornway College and Girls High are the champions of this year’s edition of the Prince Edward School basketball tournament.

Cornway beat Mazowe High 29-9 to win the title in the boys’ category.

The Mt Hampden-based school could have made it two titles but their girls’ side lost to defending champions Girls High 20-15 in the final.

The boys’ semi-finals saw Cornway outclassing defending champions Churchill Boys High 31-16 while Mazowe struggled to overcome a determined Watershed 19-15 in the other semi-final encounter.

On their way to the final, Girls High beat Loreto 12-7 while Conway overcame Goromonzi 31-16.

Prince Edward teacher in charge of basketball Sledge Chinyoka said the tournament was a success and was happy with the talent exhibited by the juniors.

“The tournament was rich in quality. It was not easy to proceed through to the semi-finals for all teams hence only those that exhibited great character proceeded to the finals,” Chinyoka told the Daily News yesterday.

Chinyoka said the tournament was used to select the national team players for the Region V Games.

“All the provinces in the country were represented so we selected some players from the schools which participated,” he said.

“We were very excited with the number of schools which participated at this event; it gave an opportunity for government schools to play against private schools and vice versa.

“In Zimbabwe, outside Harare, government schools and private schools play in separate leagues, the tournament acted as a unifying platform for all schools.”

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