Basketball: Fouls aplenty and ill-temper dominate some games

2011-02-08 00:00

ONE ill-tempered game and another of guts in very hot conditions were the basketball highlights this weekend.

Westville beat Kearsney 93-58 in a bruising, ill-tempered encounter. There was a total of 59 fouls in the match, 26 by Kearsney and 33 by Westville. The referees eventually ignored­ some that would normally have been penalised to attempt to allow some flow in the game.

Kyle McLean was the player of the game showing good athleticism in scoring 32 points, which included two three-pointers. Kearsney defence was weak, allowing Westville too much freedom in the zone after some telling fast breaks.

At half-time Kearsney was already lagging well behind at 29-45. It was not a spectacle, however, due to the constant whistle as the referees battled with the number of foul plays.

The heat was relentless at Alexandra where they hosted College. Both sides gave of their best and did not relax. After the first quarter Alex was 10-9 ahead with X. Mchunu for College and S. Sikhakane for Alex, both scoring two baskets. They were again prominent in the second quarter after which College led 23-16.

College was guilty of unnecessary fouls in the third quarter, allowing Alex to move into the lead. With both teams making determined efforts in the final quarter, College nosed ahead, eventually winning 48-38 with superior fitness. Mchunu scored 11 baskets with Sekhakane accounting for 19 points.

Carter caused a surprise, defeating Hilton 47-44 in a close match.

Other scores: DHS 72 St Charles 29, Northwood 36 New Forest 20, Clifton 68 Port Shepstone 18, DHS 99 Kearsney 29.

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