College dominate Hilton in one-sided encounter

2015-02-10 00:00

THERE were a number of high scoring schoolboy basketball games over the weekend, with Maritzburg College’s performance the best of the bunch.

College 95-15 Hilton

Although load shedding left most of the morning basketball games ­between the schools in a somewhat darkened hall, hosts Maritzburg ­College’s first team gave Hilton a 95-15 drubbing on Saturday.

College seemed in control of the match early on, with Mthoko Masondo opening the scoring. The hosts worked hard on defence while they capitalised on attacking opportunities to lead 16-4 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter saw College dominating once again with some quick passes and accurate shooting from Bandile Ntombela, Tyson ­Dlungwana and captain Njabulo ­Biyela, helping the hosts build on their lead to 38-10 at the half-way mark.

College then slowed down the pace with some advanced plays to slot some simple baskets. Hilton were also able to come back with renewed energy to score 9 points in the third to make ­65-13.

The final quarter saw the pace pick up again with Ntombela scoring two consecutive three pointers and an impressive jump shot.

College had one minute left to score 100 points, but fell just short as Biyela shot a three-pointer to leave the final score 95-15. Bandile Ntombela and Njabulo Biyela top scored with 17 points each.

Westville 51-24 Michaelhouse

Westville travelled up to Balgowan to take on Michaelhouse this weekend and made it two wins in as many ­weekends after beating Glenwood a week ago.

The visitors shuffled their team for the match, which proved handy in the first quarter, restricting ­Michael­house’s scoring opportunities to leave the first quarter score at 15-5 to Westville.

The hosts rallied their attack but once again trailed at half time 24-14. Westville’s Luke Lapin was industrious on attack with some good drives and tough finishes under the hoop.

The third quarter saw Westville ­extend their lead to 35-22, with ­Marcelle Barnard scoring 12 points while accumulating 15 rebounds.

Michaelhouse couldn’t make a comeback in the final quarter and only managed to score two points, while Westville landed another 16. The final score read 51-24, with Barnard and Lapin top scoring with 12 points each.

Results in brief:

Northwood 53-37 Glenwood

Kearsney 86-22 Clifton Durban.

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