St Charles basketball team finish on a high

2016-11-30 06:00
PHOTO: Saysha Baker Jordan Ballet in action.

PHOTO: Saysha Baker Jordan Ballet in action.

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ST Charles College recently played their final game of this year’s basketball season and it could not have finished with a better match-up.

St Charles College and Kearsney, both unbeaten until this point, met to determine who would be considered the top private school in KZN.

This highly anticipated clash did not disappoint with numerous lead changes and outstanding play from both teams.

St Charles College got off to a quick start on their home court in the first period, however, Kearsney was able to make some quick fast-break scores off excellent defence and ultimately cut the lead to two points at the end of the first quarter.

Kearsney had the upper hand through most of the second period, using the height advantage in the paint to open up a five point lead by the half.

However, behind some excellent outside shooting from the Saints team they managed to pull the game even in the final seconds of the third period.

Kearsney jumped out to a six-point lead early in the final period with two big three pointers that found the bottom of the net.

The six-point lead represented the biggest of the game and the Saints found themselves with their backs against the wall.

Siyabonga Bushili, Saints captain, who had sat the entire third period with foul trouble, was not to be denied and he took over the game with sharp shooting and impressive moves to the basket.

St Charles College took the lead with three minutes left in the game, and despite a few lead changes in the final minutes managed to win this exhilarating­ encounter by two points 66-64.

St Charles College and DHS are now the only two unbeaten teams in the province and will face off early in the first term. Siyabonga Bushili finished with 26 points. - Supplied.

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