Bokamoso South  claims second trophy

Bokamoso South claims second trophy

Sports Reporter

MASERU – Bokamoso South claimed their second trophy of the basketball season by beating KTA All-Stars 52-48 in a thrilling 2016 Sprite Summer Slam Charity Tournament final on Sunday at the Lehakoe Recreation Centre.

Bokamoso were unbeaten in their five games over the two-day tournament to end the year as Lesotho’s team to beat.
In October, Bokamoso South won the Sprite Memorial Independence Tournament.
A streaking Bokamoso are also on top in the National Basketball League (NBL) where they have suffered just one defeat in ten games.
Bokamoso carried their fine league form into the annual invitational Summer Slam Tournament which is held to give back to the community and introduce basketball to young children.

They beat South Africa’s Phoenix Int 50-45 before defeating another visiting side in Bloem Alumni 49-41 in last Saturday’s action.
They ended the first day with a 20-0 walkover over local rivals Bashana Baheso.
Bokamoso continued their fine form into Sunday. They convincingly beat Lichocha Shooting Rifles 65-49 in the semi-finals to advance to the final where despite a gallant effort from KTA All-Stars, Bokamoso ran out 52-48 winners.

Bokamoso’s success at the Summer Slam Tournament means they have won 18 games and suffered just one defeat in all competitions this season.
Meanwhile, in the women’s tournament, South Africa’s Phoenix Flames were crowned champions while Shooting Stars finished as runners-up.

Sprite Summer Slam Charity Tournament 2016
Results

Day 1
Men’s
Bokamoso South 50-45 Phoenix Int
KTA All-Stars 47-45 Mbabane Raptors
Bashana Baheso 19-30 Bloem Alumni
Goodfellas 29-55 Lichocha Shooting Rifles
Bokamoso South 49-41 Bloem Alumni
KTA All-Stars 43-38 Goodfellas
Phoenix Int 45-34 Bashana Baheso
Mbabane Raptors 57-48 Goodfellas
Bloem Alumni 18-26 Phoenix Int
Bokamoso South 20-0 Bashana Baheso
KTA All-Stars 61-39 Lichocha Shooting Rifles

Women’s
Bokamoso 04-48 Phoenix Flames
Bokamoso 14-46 Shooting Stars
Shooting Stars 25-32 Phoenix Flames
Lichocha 54-41 Mbabane Raptors

Day 2
Bokamoso 25-33 Shooting Stars
Phoenix Flames 70-6 Bokamoso
Shooting Stars 18-45 Phoenix Flames

Semi-finals:
Lichocha Shooting Rifles 49-65 Bokamoso South
KTA All-Stars 58-51 Phoenix

Final:
Bokamoso South 52-48 KTA All-Stars

Final Classifications
Men
1. Bokamoso – Champions
2. KTA All-Stars – Runners-up

Ladies
1. Phoenix Flames – Champions
2. Shooting Stars – Runners-up

Most Valuable Players
1. Nako Mafube – Bokamoso South
2. Ellen – Phoenix Flames

Prizes
1. 1st Prize – Trophy and Medals
2. 2nd Prize – Medals
3. MVP – Trophy

Airtime Prizes
1. 1st Prize – M4000
2. 2nd Prize – M2000
3. MVP – M500

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