College still the basketball team to beat

2013-11-05 00:00

THE basketball season is coming to an end for 2013, but the boys playing this term continue in the first term next year.

The “stayers” playing this term have made Maritzburg College the side to beat. They are unbeaten to date, with only one match remaining on Saturday.

On Saturday, College expected a tough game against Kearsney College. Kearsney had beaten Durban High School, the kings of basketball in the province over the past few years, for the first time. However, after the third quarter, Kearsney faded and did not make the expected challenge.

They opened the scoring, but College fought back. With some quick transition baskets and accurate shooting, they led 15-10 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, College stepped up a gear, being accurate with their baskets while Kearsney were not able to put the ball in the basket. College out-scored the home side 31 to 13 to have a commanding half time lead 46-23.

The third quarter saw Kearsney fighting hard, as both teams scored 14 points. In the last quarter, however, it was College who accelerated, helped by Kearsney’s big men being fouled out. The game ended with College winning 84-45.

Thoza Sineka was the top scorer with 25 points. Brad Muil scored 20 points.

There were good wins by St Charles against Glenwood and Hilton against Westville. Michaelhouse was too strong for Clifton.

Scores in brief: Kearsney 45 Maritzburg College 84; Glenwood 37 St Charles 43; Hilton 63 Westville 46; Clifton 17 Michaelhouse 54; Crawford LL 39 Port Shepstone 26.

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