BHS, IC and Notre Dame De Jamhour Worthy Winners in LAU - Beirut's 16th Annual High Schools Invitational Tornament

BHS, IC and Notre Dame De Jamhour Worthy Winners in LAU - Beirut's 16th Annual High Schools Invitational Tornament

Author : SportkelloTue, 03 Feb, 2015, 12:39

LAU's 16th Annual High Schools Invitational Sports Tournament successfully concluded on Friday January 30 with the boys’ and girls’ basketball and boys’ futsal finals on LAU’s indoor court.  

 

Over 400 of the most talented high school athletes from the following high schools ACS, IC, CPF, CIS (City International School), Notre Dame de Jamhour, Broumana High School, Lycée Abdel Kader, Beirut Baptist School (BBS), College St. Francois, St. Elie, Rawda High School, Mar Elias – Betina, Lebanese Evangelical School, and International School – Choueifat (SABIS) competed in all or some of the different events, namely, boys and girls basketball, boys futsal, boys and girls table tennis, and swimming.

 

In boys’ basketball, 12 schools (drawn into 4 groups) from Beirut and its suburbs competed in the event. In the boys final and in front of a little over 300 spectators of students, parents and school administrators, BHS, led by tournament MVP and best scorer, Karim Zeinoun, outplayed and outhustled NDJ in the last few minutes of an enthralling encounter and deservedly won the boys title, 88 – 81, which they hadn’t done since 2012. Despite the loss, NDJ, showed a lot of composure, maturity and team unity and particularly good sportsmanship throughout the tournament but fell short. This match lived up to expectations and was, undoubtedly, one of the best matches in the history of the tournament. All of the matches were played with the highest spirit of fair play and sportsmanship, and the players enjoyed the competition and appreciated the opportunity of competing at LAU.

 

In the girls’ division, 9 schools, also drawn in groups, battled it out for the title. In a repeat of last year’s final, IC’s more mature players and their experience were a key factor in running away with the score and the game, 75 – 28, and winning the title, against Broumana High School (BHS).  

 

In boys’ futsal, 12 teams competed for the title. In its 3rd edition, the tournament was again of a very high standard. In the final, played in front of over 200 spectators on LAU’s indoor court, which did not live up to expectations,  NDJ, winners of last year’s edition, were too strong for the surprise finalist, CPF, and convincingly retained their title by the score of 7 – 2.  

 

In swimming, a little over 15 schools and 100 swimmers competed in the different events and in the presence of a very large crowd, which at times exceeded 200 people, IC, CPF, BHS and CIS, shared the spoils. In table tennis, 4 girls and 8 boys competed for the honors.

 

After the respective finals, trophies and medals were distributed to all the winners.  

 

For your kind perusal, the list of all the winners appears below.

 

BASKETBALL

 

BOYS

 

  1. BROUMANA HIGH SCHOOL (BHS)
  2. NOTRE DAME DE JAMHOUR (NDJ)
  3. ACS & IC

 

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: KARIM ZEINOUN (BHS)

TOURNAMENT BEST SCORER: KARIM ZEINOUN (BHS)

 

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: NOTRE DAME DE JAMHOUR (NDJ)

 

GIRLS

 

  1. INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE (IC)
  2. BROUMANA HIGH SCHOOL (BHS)
  3. NDJ & SABIS

 

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: NOOR (IC)

TOURNAMENT BEST SCORER: ALIA (IC)

 

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL CHOUEIFAT (SABIS)

 

FUTSAL

 

  1. NOTRE DAME DE JAMHOUR (NDJ)
  2. COLLEGE PROTESTANT FRANCAID (CPF)
  3. BHS & IC

 

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: MARK MOUKARZEL (NDJ)

TOURNAMENT BEST SCORER: CHRISTOPHER TAMARI (NDJ)

 

TABLE TENNIS

 

BOYS

 

  1. KARIM HAYDAR (LAK)
  2. BILAL HARAKEH (CIS)

3- RALPH KAYROUZ & JIMMY ABOU KHALIL (BOTH NDJ)

 

GIRLS

 

  1. YARA STOUHI (LAK)

2- CHLOE MAALOULI (NDJ)

3- RIM DAMAJ (MAKASSED) & YARA ARAKHI (LAK)

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