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2007 Durban High School results

By on March 14, 2008 in High School

Results Against Kearsney


The DHS team stepped on to the court in a fighting mood against a team that was most probably the second strongest team in the province last year. All anticipated a good match but how the mighty have fallen. It was a disappointing performance from a below average Kearsney team, who looked like all they wanted to do was fight. They received three unsportsmanlike fouls which is more in keeping with rugby than on the basketball court. While the DHS team did ran out easy winners at times they made the opposition look good. They only scored 90 points at the half time break and managed an measly 55 points in the second half, the second five need step up to the plate and accept the challenge that has been laid down by the starters and work harder to keep with the high level of skill on display at the beginning of the game. The first quarter score was 51 – 06, second quarter 40 – 11, third quarter 36 – 04, final quarter 22 – 4. Questions must be asked why the Kearsney administration allows the such a poor performance from their basketball team with so much latent talent at their disposal.

Top scorers:

Gebashe 38, Kalpinde 34, Sithole 23, Dakkie 12, Gumede 10, Peterson 10.


Results Against Alex


The first team traveled to Alex for this week’s basketball fixture, playing in the 34◦ heat and in a hostile environment nothing bares this up more that when Mtenbeni Dube was smashed into the ground on a lay up and the crowd cheered. The Alex team started aggressively with point guard Sonke Magagula doing everything in his power to intimidate the DHS players, who of course were having none to this and went about their business in a clinical and efficient manner. They applied defensive pressure and the Alex team while they struggled vainly did not come up with the answers to the questions posed by the DHS defense. The DHS team built on last week’s performance and is beginning to play as a team with everyone touching the ball on offence and contributing on the defensive end. The score after the first quarter was 23 – 09 with the heat taking its toll and water breaks been taken every five minutes. The teams went into the second half with DHS ahead 43 – 14. The Alex coach played his bench for most of the third quarter and the DHS coach was able to rotate his bench the quarter ended with DHS out scoring Alex 31 – 08. When the final whistle blew the score line read 101 – 31 to DHS. The largest winning margin against the once proud basketball school. Top scorers Sakhile Sithole 32, Given Kalpinde 20, Cameron Peterson 16, Dumisani Gebashe 12. For Alex Ayanda scored 7 and Sno scored 6.


U16B 12 44


U15B 63 22
U14C 09 10


Results Against Carter


DHS continued with their winning streak when they beat Carter High School at home in last weekends basketball fixture. DHS started off with lots of aggression and pressure with the crowd cheering them on. In the first quarter DHS forced the Carter boys to make more turnovers than assists. Dumisani Gebashe lifted the crowd from their seats with huge dung towards the end of the first quarter which seemed to dumbfound the Carter players. The score was 51 – 10 at the end of the first quarter. The Carter players wanted to stop playing sighting the fact that the court was too slippery but they continued despite their objections.

In the second quarter the DHS team missed some layps and shots while Carter made a few points in the paint and two three pointers when the DHS team were caught off guard. At half time the score line read 106 – 17. The DHS coach made some changes to the starting line up. Dumisani Gebashe continued to weave his magic with the crowd keeping them entertained with his high flying antics. While 6”8’ York Kay- Clough got some points in the paint combining well with Gebashe to end the game strongly. The final score was 160 -30 a 130 point winning margin.

Top scorers: Dumisani Gebashe 43, Given Kalpinde 38, Sakhile Sithole 35, Cameron Peterson 17, Nkululeko Gumede 10, York Kay-Clough 8.

Vs Brettonwood

U15B 27 – 38


Results Against Glenwood


On Saturday Glenwood traveled to DHS to play the first game against each other for two years as each time the two schools have met in basketball the heavens have poured fourth and the game has had to be cancelled. DHS won the jump ball and did not surrender possession from that point. School was able to score 107 points in the first half a record for the DHS team, perhaps they were helped out by the caliber of the opposition who showed such little respect for the national champions that they only brought 6 players. Questions must be asked of the opposition’s school management that would allow such a travesty to take place. The clock was run in the second half and the starting five did not play. Glenwood were only able to score four points in the first half and two in the second half. Given Kalpinde scored 38 points, while Dumisani Gabashe Scored 37, Sakhile “Yao” Sithole scored 24 and Cameron Peterson scored 13. This Saturday sees DHS traveling to PMB to face Alex who always give a good account of themselves at home.


Results Against St. Charles


As with all games against St Charles it started slowly with both teams sizing each other up, unfortunately this will be the first season where the two teams won’t face each other twice, it has spoiled a long standing tradition. The Big men from St Charles were aggressive and muscled their way to the basket but they did not receive much help from their guards who were pressured mercilessly by their opposite numbers in the DHS team. The First quarter saw DHS up 15 – 07 while this is their slowest start to date they made things difficult for themselves by missing a number of shots and lay ups that they should have made. DHS lost the second quarter 10 – 13 with poor play on offence, St Charles as usual were brutal on defense and took their few chances on offence. DHS Stepped up a gear and started to play some good basketball winning the second half 44 – 25, Given Kalpinde threw in too big dunks to ignite his team and the spectators. The St Charles big men committed too many fouls which played right into the hands of the DHS team.

The DHS team was held to their lowest score of the season 69 points, the St Charles team played with guts and determination and did themselves proud.

Top Scorers: Sakhile Sithole 21, Given Kalpinde 16, Cameron Peterson 11, Dumisani Gebashe 10.



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