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.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.


You won't want to miss...

6 myths about male cancer
Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.