The San Pedro High School girls won the National Secondary Schools Sports Association (NSSSA) basketball in the championship, hosted by Sadie Vernon Technical High School at the Belize City Center and SCA Mercy Center last Friday and Saturday, December 14-15. In Game One at the City Center Friday afternoon, the San Pedro girls eliminated the defending champs – the Southern Zone champs, the Delille Academy girls: 39-36, led by Most Valuable Player (MVP) Normalee Gomez with 28pts. Denissa Maerena scored another 6pts, Aaliyah Pilgrim threw in 4pts, and Sophie Guan netted a free throw. Last year’s MVP Shanell Thomas led Delille with 18pts. In Game Four, the championship final, MVP Normalee Gomez again led the SPHS girls with 26pts, as they romped to a 39-26 win over the SCA girls. Sophie Guan scored 7pts, Dennisa Maerena threw in 4pts, and Aaliyah Pilgrim chipped in 2pts. SCA’s Briah Clarke scored 11pts, and Afeni Lamb netted 7pts.
SPHS’ Normalee Gomez won the Most Valuable Player award, as well as awards for Most Points; 27pts per game and Most Rebounds: 8.5 per game. Sophie Guan won the Most Assists award: 4 assists per game. Delille Academy’s Taryn Arnold won Most Blocks and SHC’s Beyonce Villafranco won Most Steals – 3ppg.
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