College’s basketball season ends with a bang

2014-03-11 00:00

MARITZBURG College ended their basketball season with a busy week, fitting in matches against Carter, Alex and Michaelhouse.

First up was Carter where College reached their second successive century, having topped the mark the previous week against Glenwood.

Top scorers for College were Thoza Sineke with 24 points and Siphe Buthelezi with 17 points.

Against Alex, the players played outdoors, which took some adjusting, especially when it came to the heat factor.

Alex had the upper hand at the end of the first quarter but College bounced back from that point on, widening the gap and finishing four points shy of another century at the final whistle. Sineke again top scored with 17 points.

Playing at home against Michaelhouse (MHS), College started strongly, scoring five points in the opening 30 seconds. This set the tone for the match and, as many of the players were playing their final match for College, coach Arnold Moseya substituted the leavers and stayers throughout proceedings.

Leading 32-17 at the break, College extended their advantage in the third quarter to enjoy a 22-point lead at the final siren. Festivities on the stands were a noted feature of the game, with both sets of supporters attempting to outdo the other through chants, shouts and song. At half time, there was even a dance-off in what must be a first at a school basketball match.

This rounded off a successful term of basketball for College, especially the first team, whose success was attributed to Moseya, who worked tirelessly to ensure the success of his team.

College v Carter

1st College 108 Carter 27

U16A College 74 Carter 14

U14A College 37 Carter 19

College v Alex

1st College 96 Alex 50

2nd College 49 Alex 9

U16A College 41 Alex 17

U15A College 20 Alex 24

U14A College 38 Alex 24

U14B College 8 U14A Alex 10

College v MHS

1st College 65 MHS 45

2nd College 25 MHS 26

3rd College 24 MHS 22

4th College 30 MHS 13

5th College 29 MHS 14

U16A College 58 MHS 31

U16B College 21 MHS 15

U16C College 28 MHS 5

U15A College 32 MHS 21

U15B College 33 MHS 20

U15C College 11 MHS 7

U14A College 50 MHS 20

U14B College 14 MHS 15.

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