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KZN10 Hoops Action – 02 February

This weekends hoops action promises to have some action packed matches. With a wet Saturday forecast lets trust that some of the outdoor games will take place.

Kearsney College vs Westville Boys

An intriguing clash between Kearsney College and Westville boys. Last seasons 77-74 thriller between these two teams gives all indication that this may be a fast paced, frenetic affair. Kearsney playing at home will give them the extra motivation to perform. The triumvirate of Max Hastings-Brown, Dillon Wimbush and Liam Breytenbach will again supply most of the offensive fire-power for the home team.

Westville who have been out of action for a while will look to continue their fine season. Most of the good things for Westville happen through Cameron Best whose athletic prowess makes him a lethal finisher. Rohan Maclean will look to supply the necessary inside presence alongside Kgopotso Matlena. In the coaching department its Miles Delport and Byron Tucker as two of the top coaches in the KZN10 come up with the necessary strategies to outwit each other.

The schools have wisely decided to split the fixtures between the two campusues to mitigate losing fixtures because of the weather.

 

DHS vs St Charles College

Both teams come into this fixture with an eye on victory. DHS whose home court has become something of a fortress should relish the challenge from the Saint Charles College lads. Last year Buyani Ngcimu was the difference maker and led all scorers in the encounter in Pietermaritzburg. It will take a concerted effort from James Layne and captain Trent LeRoux to stifle his forays into the key.

Saint Charles who have mastered the sometimes extreme weather conditions on the coast will be in determined mood. Nkosinathi Dlamini will give the DHS guards a tough afternoon as the SA U16 point guard guides his side.

As much as its the boys who do the playing the wealth of knowledge in the coaching departments makes this match-up even more interesting with St Charles College coaches Darren Holcomb(ex national mens player) and Craig Gilchrist(current national mens head coach) locking horns with DHS Coach Letha Zulu(current mens U16 head coach) and his boys.

Maritzburg College vs Glenwood

College who are coming off a intense away encounter will be looking forward to enjoying the comforts of the Alan Paton hall when they host Glenwood. College captain Philani Simamane alongside vice-captain Nlankanipho Phenyane will again look to keep the college boys motivated and ready for the challenge. Glenwood whose last fixture against Westville was cancelled will come in fresh and ready to give their best.

A welcome addition to the calendar has been Crawford College La Lucia. This will be the first time that Maritzburg College faces off with the boys from Durban North.

Northwood host Michaelhouse

Northwood will be hoping that home ground advantage will give them the necessary edge when they host Michaelhouse. Whilst Michaelhouse will be brimming with confidence after last weeks great performance against DHS. Star performers Kwanela Khumalo and JC Oelofse will be linchpins in the Michaelhouse effort.

Clifton College vs Hilton College

Clifton will be looking to move on from last weeks disappointment against Kearsney when hosting a growing a Hilton College team. The conditions should suite Clifton a playing at home and laying in front of their passionate fans should give them the needed belief. Hilton College will rely heavily upon play-maker and Captain Singatha Jolwana to spark much of their offense.

The game of the day should be between U15A teams as Clifton and Hilton both have teams that have acquitted themselves over the last couple of weeks.

 

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