Maritzburg College hosted Westville for the return match. Both schools fielded their Stayers’ team and College was determined to record a win having lost in the first term.
The excessive heat certainly was going to be a factor for both sides and as College had played Carter on Friday they would have to dig deep in order to secure a victory.
Feature image (file pic): It was a great KZN10.com Super Saturday for Maritzburg College basketball with just one loss to Westville on the day.
The home team won the jump ball but Westville put the first points on the board from a penalty shot.
The 1st quarter was a rather dull affair as both sides struggled to find any sort of rhythm but College did end the quarter with a slender lead of 3 points (15 – 12).
It was in the 2nd period that College raced ahead with Zaneliswa Khoza and Liam Janse van Rensberg each sinking a 3-point shot which seemed to give the team the momentum they needed.
During this quarter College outscored Westville 16 points to 7.
As seems to be the trend with the College side, they lost the urgency to forge ahead and allowed Westville to come within 4 points of their score.
Although both teams played an exciting fast paced style of basketball, the Alan Paton Hall was devoid of the usual vocal spectators and this had an effect on the home side who have become accustomed to their supporters spurring them on to victory.
-The game concluded with College securing a 64 – 55 victory much to the relief of the coaching staff.
Liam Janse van Rensberg top scored for College by contributing 21 points to the total.
All-in-all it was a successful day of basketball with College only losing one game against the visiting school.