Kearsney put up good fight

2012-02-07 00:00

KEARSNEY played their basketball game away against Highway rivals Westville Boys’ High School who are fast becoming a powerful basketball team.

The game was played in hot and humid­ conditions. Kearsney scored first and then struggled to put the ball in the hoop for the rest of the match, a condition which is fast becoming the team’s Achilles heel. Westville, used to playing on their home court, took control of the game and won.

However, Kearsney began to fight back in the second quarter and stunned the home team with some aggressive man-to-man defence, finally finding some rhythm on offence. The game was nicely poised going into half time with the teams only separated by four points 20-16.

During the second half the Kearsney team fought hard but were just not able to convert position into points. The Westville players were very aggressive on the defensive boards blocking a number of shots, thus denying Kearsney any easy shots.

While the quarter was evenly poised a few defensive lapses by Kearsney allowed Westville’s Kyle MacLean (top scorer with 27 points) to score six points during the quarter, which saw the home team pull further ahead going into the final-quarter of the game.

With an eight-point cushion Westville took advantage of Kearsney’s desperation to score points and stole the ball to score some quick points.

Westville were deserving winners 49-34.

OTHER RESULTS

DHS 113 Glenwood 32; Clifton 23 St Charles 54;

Maritzburg College vs Michaelhouse — abandoned due to wet and slippery court

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