Roosevelt Girls High School reclaimed their championship title when they edged rivals, Queen Elizabeth School, while Prince Edward defeated defending champions Mutare Boys High School to claim this yearâ€™s Nash Top Schools Basketball Tournament silverware.
After an exciting weekend of basketball, Prince Edward School finally got the better of defending champions, Mutare Boys High with a 28-27 victory to win the 2011 edition of the Nash Top Schools Basketball tournament championship title.
Roosevelt Girls High School managed to hold onto their nerves in the girls section when they dumped bitter rivals, Queen Elizabeth 27-13 to retain their championship title.
Roosevelt Girls were awarded a trophy and US$100, while runners-up, Queen Elizabeth School also received a trophy and US$50. Prince Edward went away with a trophy and US$100 cash while Mutare Boys High received a trophy and US$50 cash.
Sharon Chamwarura of Roosevelt Girls High School and Warren Chegama of Prince Edward were voted the best players of the tournament in their respective categories.
Meanwhile, the head of the National Association of School Heads (NASH), Mr Thompson Katanda has hailed the just ended Nash Top Schools Basketball tournament and described it as a true success story.
He applauded the organisers of the ball games for a job well done and encouraged them to continue with the sporting activities as they help to unite schools.
â€œDespite the last minute arrangements of the tournament, the end result was excellent as there were no problems encountered during the games,â€ he said.
Mr Katanda stressed that the tournaments are meant to empower youngsters and expose talent within school children which in turn help them to advance in their sporting careers.Â
This yearâ€™s Nash edition was co-hosted by sister schools Queen Elizabeth School and Girls High School Harare.
NASH is an annual event and is one of the largest sporting events on the countryâ€™s schools sporting calendar.