Here are this last weekends basketball results. With rain and drizzle across the province many of the matches were cancelled but there were still a few entertaining fixtures.
St Charles College vs Maritzburg College
As our preview last week pointed out, this clash would be something to savor and it did not disappoint. With the rain causing the cancellation of all outdoor games the Samukela Khumalo Arena was the focus for the afternoon. Overall a good day for College played 4 won 4.
Michaelhouse vs DHS
Saturday was a relatively successful day for the Michaelhouse basketball program winning 7 and losing 6 against visitors DHS and filler fixtures from Hilton College.
The first team game pitted the undefeated Michaelhouse team against perennial power house DHS. It was a battle of the star performers as Kwanela Khumalo of Michalehouse scored 26 energetic and powerful points to lead the team in scoring. On the other side was Buyani Ngcemu who must be one of the best schoolboy basketball players in the province at the moment. He continually made crucial baskets to try and keep DHS in the contest.
Early in the fourth quarter the DHS guards started placing extreme pressure on their counterparts and cut the lead to 2 points. But, as was the case the whole afternoon, back would come Michaelhouse lead by Khumalo who was simply to good on the day to stretch the Michaelhouse lead.
Kkumalo was ably supported by KZN Schools team mate JC Oelofse whose deft touches around the basket and feathery outside shooting created many mismatches in the DHS ranks and contributed 17 points of his own. The final score of 69-59 indicates a fairly comfortable day for Michaelhouse but credit must go to the DHS boys as the showed tremendous grit and heart to keep the game close.
Kearsney vs Clifton
Kearsney would be well please on the day winning 12 of the 13 matches the played against Clifton College and Maritzburg College. On the day the Kearnsey College shooters relished playing at home and took full advantage of their home court. Clifton will be well please with the fight shown by their U15A boys.
Hilton College vs Northwood
A good day for Hilton College at home winning 8 and losing 4 against Northwood, Michaelhouse and Grace College. A good home win for Ayanda Shange as he continues to work with his 1st team.