Hilton trump Kearsney in see-saw action

2012-02-14 00:00

KEARSNEY College started off well in their away basketball game against Hilton College, scoring easily off their fast-break and playing some good defence to put Hilton under pressure. Kearsney won the first quarter 16-12 and were looking good on offence and defence.

Hilton managed to put the brakes on Kearsney’s scoring in the second quarter and accelerated their own, and the Hillcrest side missed a number of shots at goal that they should have made.

Hilton scored a number of athletic baskets and managed to take a 32-24 lead at the halfway stage.

They were looking good and continued where they had left off in the second quarter.

However, Kearsney stepped up a gear and began playing better defence and converting on the offensive end. Hilton remained six points ahead (50-44) at the end of the quarter, with Kearsney on the comeback trail and fighting hard to stay in the game.

The final quarter started well with Kearsney tying up the game, making their fans go wild.

However, Hilton answered back with some good shooting and Kearsney made some poor offensive decisions, which allowed Hilton to take the lead again.

Hilton were able to hold their position for the final 90 seconds of the game to ensure that they were victorious 62-57.

Isoletu Ngidi again was the top scorer in the game with 20 points for Kearsney.

DHS continue to be the top side in the province as they ran away with a 85-53 win against St Charles

 

Other results:

Clifton 20 Pinetwon 19; Westville 97 Glenwood 30

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