by BIS Correspondent
KUWAIT, JAN 5, 2016: Seven teams participated in the 13th Annual Inter-school Basketball Championship that took place – for boys and girls of the under-12, under-14 and under-16 age groups, at the Don Bosco Oratory in Kuwait on January 30.
The tournament, which has become a regular feature, was played on a league and then knock-out basis. United Indian School (UIS), Carmel School Kuwait (CSK), India International School from Mangaf (IISM), Fahaheel Al Wataniya Indian Private School (DPS), Indian English Academy School (IEAS), Indian Educational School (IES) and Indian Central School (ICS) fielded teams for the competition.
Indian English Academy School (IEAS) excelled in the girl's under-16 category, while DPS won in the boy's under-16 category. UIS lifted the boy's and girl's under-14 titles. CSK won top honours in the girl's under-12 category, while UIS won in the boy's under-12 category.
The home team, IEAS trumped United Indian School (UIS), 32-10, in the girl's under-16 final. The combination of Shania, Vishakha, Miriam and Vinni steered their side to victory. "My team played well and it's thanks to our coach Clarence (Pires), whose guidance helped us achieve this victory," Shania, captain of IEAS, said.
IEAS coach, Pires said, "The competition is now getting tougher in all categories, as you no longer see the same school winning in all the categories."