Written by CAROLINE AND JUNIOR NGANDU
Crossroads, Cape Town, 7th of April
Six local teams gathered together at the City of Cape Town and Hoops 4 Hope Center in Crossroads for the Annual Easter Basketball Tournament this year. Despite the heavy down pour, there was a good turnout. Local teams participating in the tournament included: Shaq Squad, Khalca Knights, CNP Thunder, Future Stars, Gugulethu Hustlers and the guest team, The International School of Belgium (ISB). The spectators was made up of kids of all ages from the neighborhood. A few played amongst themselves, whilst the bulk simply focused on the games.
What a day it was! Every team played their hardest, they competed to win and in the end the last two finalist teams standing were the Future Stars and Shaq Squad. The game was neck and neck, as these teams exchanged the lead on numerous occasions, and just when it seemed like Future Stars was going to win the game, Shaq Squad had a comeback and won the game.
It was an awesome final game and a great victory for Shaq Squad. However, Future Stars played hard throughout the tournament and won by a margin of most scored the points, thus winning the tournament and taking the tournament trophy home.