Sisters clinch three-on-three basketball cup

By Tina Mata'afa-Tufele 18 December 2020, 8:00AM

The Pesega Sisters were awarded championship in the Open Women's basketball Division on Wednesday in a ceremony alongside their male counterparts at the Central Basketball Association’s (C.B.A.) Sports Awards.

The team, whose players are all biological sisters, received the Championship Cup in the Open Women's Division for the three-on-three competition.

A player from the Dynasty team, Maelega Vaaelua, won the Player of the Year award for the Association’s Open Division. 

And SivaTau’s Loreighelle Joseph, who attends Church College Pesega, received a special Sportswoman of the Year Award.

In the Open Women’s Division of the three-on-three “Street Hustle Basketball Tournament” sponsored by Digicel, the sisters clinched the win.

SivaTau Warriors finished in second place, while the Alafua Champs team claimed third place. Caroline Tusiga of the Pesega Sisters was awarded the Most Valuable Player (M.V.P.) Award.

Sesilia Vaiaoga of the Alafua Raiders won the Player of the Award in the Under-8 division.

In the Under-10 division, Palota Faumuina, of the SivaTau Warriors, claimed the Player of the Year award. Lusia Tielu also of the SivaTau Warriors took the Player of The Year for the Under-12 division.

And Dynasty’s Ashley Mapusaga finished as Player of The Year in the Under-15 division.

In the Under-16 division, Violet Mapusaga was named the Player of The Year.

The C.B.A.’s President, Jason Joseph, congratulated the athletes on their accomplishments and thanked their many sponsors for their support for the competition.

The awards ceremony was held Wednesday evening at Pesega gym.

The full list of awardees for the Open Women's Digicel 3x3 Street Hustle is as follows:

Champions: Pesega Sisters

2nd - Sivatau Warriors

3rd - Alafua Champs

M.V.P. - Caroline Tusiga - Pesega Sisters

Player of the Year

Under 8

Girls  - Sesilia Vaiaoga - Alafua Raiders

Under 10

Girls - Palota Faumuina - Sivatau Warriors

Under 12

Girls - Lusia Tielu - Sivatau Warriors

Under 15

Girls - Ashley Silaga – Dynasty

Under 16

Girls - Violet Mapusaga – Dynasty

Open Women - Maelega Theresa Vaaelua – Dynasty

Special Recognitions 

Sportswoman of the Year-Church College Pesega, SBL National U18 Women MVP 2020  - Loreighelle Joseph 

By Tina Mata'afa-Tufele 18 December 2020, 8:00AM

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