DHS Basketballers are on Top of their Game!

Durban High School’s 1st Basketball team has much to celebrate as they have been claiming the top spots at a number of competitions this year.
DHS Team
Kicking off their winning streak, the team, made up of Buyani Ngcemu, Latrell Beukes, Liam Laynes, Byamungu Tabaro, Grace Lufungula, Lihle Poswa, Patience Izere, Sicelo Dzingwa, Thobani Xulu, Thabiso Mbatha, Seitlheko Ntsebe, Ziyahd Khan and Lwazi Ntombela, took the win at the St John’s Tournament.
Their results were as follows:
DHS 33 St Albans 15
DHS 43 St Peters 15
DHS 61 Realogile 41
DHS 38 Pretoria Boys’ 42
DHS 41 Hilton 14
Quarter Final:
DHS 49 Kearsney 27
Semi Final:
DHS 54 Matola 38
DHS 54 Pretoria Boys’ 51
Following this, Durban High School then participated in the Liberty February Frenzy Schools Basketball Challenge 2016 hosted by The Marlins Basketball Academy, in association with Liberty Group SA and supported by KZN Basketball Association, Nashua Durban, DarkChild Productions as well as the Marlins arch rivals, Duzi Royals Basketball Club.
On Sunday, 7 February, schools from the greater Durban area were invited to take part in the Marlins Conference Tournament at Kearsney College and the following weekend on Sunday, 14 February, schools from Pietermaritzburg and the Midlands area were invite to take part in the Duzi Conference tournament.
DHS as well as the other teams that finished in the Top 4 of their respective tournaments then progressed to the final play offs, which took place at Durban University of Technology (DUT) on Sunday, 28 February 2016.
The finals saw two of the top Basketball teams in the province – Durban High School and St Charles College – competing win, with Durban High School took the win in an intense final.
The results were as follows:
Semi 1:
DHS 64 College 32
Semi 2:
St Nicholas 39 St Charles 45
DHS 73 St Charles 49
At the end of the tournament an All Star Side was chosen by the Marlins Basketball Club Management for all round performances over the three tournaments and the following DHS players were selected:
Liam Reid, Brian Cele, Sicelo Dzingwa and Archange Kalonji
Archange was also awarded Most Valuable Player.
As part of the 150th celebrations, DHS will be hosting the 150th U19 Basketball Festival from 26 to 28 March at the Durban University of Technology Indoor Sports Centre which will see approximately 20 schools from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland competing.
At present, Durban High School is the top Basketball school in the country and hopes to keep up the winning spirit for the rest of the season!

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