Basketball


The victorious C. H. Dewey High School players celebrate

C. H. Dewey Lifts Historic McGowan B’ball Trophy

C.H. Dewey High school of Bomi County has sealed their historic first upcountry basketball championship after trashing holders and host Ganta United Methodist School (GUMS) in an entertaining final at the Ganta United Methodists gymnasium in Ganta, Nimba County.

It was certainly a historic feat in the dominant fashion in which they outclassed the defending champions. With highest post war holder St. Martins Catholic School of Bong County absent, many basketball pundits had predicted GUMS to retain the title.


(L-R) VP Boakai who is to serve as ‘Guest of Honor’ and Organizing Chair Asst. Min. Gray

Countdown to Upcountry Basketball Tournament

The countdown to the much anticipated Upcountry Basketball Tournament in Nimba County continues, with less than 24 days left for Veep Boakai to jump the ball.

According to Assistant Youth and Sports Minister Murvee Gray, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai Sr. has been selected to serve as ‘Guest of Honor’ and he will deliver a special statement on “Integrity and Sportsmanship” at the tournament in Ganta, Nimba County.


Coach Daniel Bedell (far right in red and blue jersey, his deputies (far left) and some of the students after the final

33 Students End CET Basketball Program

At least 33 young students recently participated in the Calvary Empowerment Team (CET) vacation basketball program at the Tubman High gymnasium in Monrovia.

The young students were drawn from Effort Baptist High School, Tubman High, J. J. Roberts High School and St. Teresa Convent, Christ the King, B. W. Harris and Ford Median Academy.

Tubman High and Effort Baptist High School reached the finals and Tubman High won 23-17 points. After the match, a brief ceremony was held and certificates were awarded to several players for their exceptional performances and good conduct.


LASS Alumni forward between two Carol High Alumni players as he attempts a basket yesterday at the Tubman High gym

APM Terminators Defeat Chinese Harbor 44-27 in B’ball

The Tubman High School basketball gym in Monrovia yesterday was the scene of exciting basketball actions that saw APM Terminators whipping their Chinese opponents from Chinese Harbor, 44-27 points in basketball.

Before that result, Tubman High School Alumni Association had defeated Lango Area School System (LASS) Alumni Association 29-20 points. Though the matches featured players who were formerly active, there were nonetheless flashes of their past capabilities.


Basketball Chief Rufus Anderson and Chief Referee Solomon Johnson

2016 Basketball League Opens Saturday

The president of the Liberia Basketball Association (LBA), Rufus Anderson, is convinced that the renovation work at the Sports Commission will be completed on time to begin the 2016 Basketball League on Saturday, February 27.

However, Chief Referee Solomon Johnson told the Daily Observer that the league can only begin if all the technical phases are settled.

Mr. Anderson stated that the renovation work includes the seating capacity, the floor and the bathrooms.

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