Basketball: College, Kearsney, DHS win

2013-10-08 00:00

SCHOOL basketball follows the same fixtures as cricket and the local derby between home side Maritzburg College and St Charles was won by College.

DHS were back on the winning trail with a comprehensive victory against Hilton. Kearsney also won comfortably against Pinetown and Clifton.

In the match at College on Friday evening, a large spirited crowd egged on their teams, but it was College that led from early on to finally win 67-30. After the first quarter, College had a commanding 20-5 lead and it was only in the last quarter that the home side played most of their bench, with St Charles outscoring College 12-10.

Seko Buthelezi was the top points scorer for College.

Kearsney played two matches, the first against Pinetown and the second against Clifton. The first game against Pinetown was a closely contested affair with neither team being able to pull away from the other.

However, the Kearsney full court defensive pressure proved too much for Pinetown, and during the end of the second quarter they were able to open up a gap. Pinetown had expended too much energy during the first half and Kearsney were able to finish off the game, with their bench playing a significant part of the second half.

Clifton normally offer tough opposition. However, this was not the case in a game that Kearsney dominated from the start and never took their foot of the accelerator.

Clifton were not able to handle the defensive pressure put on them by the Kearsney team and did not put up much of a fight.

Top scorers for Kearsney were Jeremy Maarschalk with 15 against Pinetown and Myles Lundall with 18 against Clifton, all three-pointers. For Pinetown, KG Cele scored 31 points.

Results in brief

Maritzburg College 67 - St Charles 30; Kearsney 70 - Pinetown 44; Kearsney 84 - Clifton 26; Hilton 36 - DHS 96; Michaelhouse 56 - Glenwood 44; Westville 58 - Northwood 37

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