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USSA 2009 day 3

By on April 9, 2009 in League

Sport is a funny business… After beating the University of Johannesburg the day before, Wits ladies were defeated by the University of Limpopo in another upset. Wits Ladies might have underestimated their opponents or just simply psyched themselves out of the match by thinking that the tournament was done after beating their rivals UJ. The girls looked tired while the University of Limpopo were doing plenty of lay ups and great defense by denying Wits easy baskets throughout the game. They showed great heart and the huge crowd spurring them on helped them withstand any run that Wits was trying to make in the 4th quarter. Wits lost by 10 points to a team that UJ had trashed the day before, it was total disbelief for the coaches.

Before all that took place, Wits men were about to cause another upset by leading Vaal University of Technology (VUT) for 3 quarters until Thabang Kwedi (VUT) made a “Paul Pierce” entrance in the game and took the game away in the last 6 minutes. In other male games, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) defeated the hosts Tuks by 23 points in what seemed like a formality. They really look like champions elect, let’s hope they don’t underestimate any opposition and continue playing in the composed manner. They are en route to meet VUT in the final if they keep up their winning streak.

In a match that would decide who would go to the finals, CUT men played CPUT and at half time CPUT were up making them the strong favourites to play VUT in the semis. In the other semis it looks like UJ will end up playing UWC.

For the ladies, the final four will probably look like this: Tuks, UJ, VUT and either Wits/University of Limpopo.

There has been some amazing buzzer beating shots from half way and some great dunks so far so if you have time come by and savour the entertainment on show. There is even Champion merchandise up on sale at the makeshift kiosk if you want to get some basketball gear.

 Article by Victor Shakineza

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  1. onkgopole says:

    Good work girls we are proud of oall. Kenny what are you doing to those girls bra?
    Go all the way to the finals now “show them what u got”.

    ‘Thursday Night’.LOL

  2. Mr B says:

    Who can provide any stats on how the games went for NMMU, i would really appreciate from any help i could get for the results.

  3. Yani says:

    Hard luck ladies (i.e. WITS)…good luck for the upcoming games…hope yall make into the semis…

  4. Victor says:

    Hi Mr B…

    I will put up the results up as soon as I get them.

    Yani, Wits lost to VUT in the semis for the ladies and Tuks lost to UJ so the final is between UJ and VUT for both the ladies and the men…