The Kowloon Division 1 Grade A final was once again the most attention-catching match in the interschool basketball competitions, with Ying Wa College beating their arch rival, Diocesan Boys' School, on November 28 to retain the championship. Ying Wa College and DBS are widely considered the top school basketball teams in Hong Kong, and on November 28 they met again in the Southorn Sports Ground in Wan Chai. In the four years that Chu Yiu-ming has been coaching Ying Wa, the team has made great strides, topping most of the tournaments it has competed in. Ying Wa successfully broke down DBS's defence, leading 31-24 at the end of the second quarter and continuing their winning streak to take the match 57-41. 'The victory should belong to our coach,' said Ying Wah College forwarder Chow Kin-wan. 'He's devoted lots of effort and time to teaching us and boosting our performance.' 'I'm not performing at my best, but my teammates did really well. We have good team spirit and faith. That's why we win.' Ying Wa's rising star, Chou Tsz-kin, who has recently returned from a summer training camp in the United States, has also contributed a lot to the victory. 'I'm happy that Coach Chu has given me lots of opportunities - I've improved through playing in the matches,' he said. When the Jing Yin Interschool Basketball Competition is held on December 23, it is likely the rival schools will meet again, and players from both teams said they would fight hard for the honour of victory. In other Division 1 Grade A matches, Heep Yunn School won the girls' Kowloon championship. On Hong Kong island, The Church of Christ in China Kwei Wah Shan College won the boys' crown and Ying Wa Girls' School won the girls' championship.