Apart from the success Maritzburg College enjoyed in the MyLife Dusi Canoe marathon over the weekend, there was also much to savour on the Red Black and White basketball courts.
The Maritzburg College first basketball team won the U19 tournament that was hosted at the school, as well as emerging victorious in the concurrent U14 event.
Feature photo caption: College’s victorious U14 basketball team won all their matches and the junior section of College’s basketball tournament hosted this week.
Competing with 9 other schools, College won the U19 final 91-67 against Northwood while the Red Black and White’s U14A team beat their Northwood counterparts 50-36 in the U14 event’s final.
The Maritzburg College first team won their preliminary round matches in the U19 section by 95-55 over Kearsney College, by 111-18 against Linpark, by 61-13 versus Port Shepstone High School and by 92-67 against Westville Boys’ High.
Maritzburg College firsts beat St Charles College by 13 points (66-53) in the U19 semi-finals before prevailing in the title match as mentioned, 91-67 versus Northwood.
The Maritzburg College U14A team won all their preliminary round matches, 45-22 vs Westville, 63-8 versus Maritzburg Christian School, and 38-17 vs St Charles.
In the U14A semi-finals Maritzburg College beat Kearsney 48-37 before toppling Northwood U14A by 50-36 in that age-group’s final.
The 100% success record of the Maritzburg College basketballers in the week that was began earlier in the week when the boys in Red Black and White won all 7 matches that were played against St Nicholas and Carter High.
College 2nds 40 St Nicholas 1sts 8
College U16B 21 St Nicholas U16A 4
College U14B 19 St Nicholas U14A 4
And versus Carter – College 1st team won 68-28; the U16A won 65-6, the U15A won 66-1 and the U14A won 36-5.
Meanwhile, it was pretty tough going for the College seconds water polo team who finished 11th in the Logan Stanley 2nd Team Festival, although the last two matches ended with College taking the honours.
College 2nd team water polo results:
vs Northwood 2nds lost 13-0
vs Kearsney 2nds lost 9-8
vs Westville 2nds lost 7-2
vs St Charles 1sts lost 8-7
vs KES lost 8-5
vs Toti won 8-3
vs Glenwood won 9-2