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GBL round up for weekend 10/11 May

By on May 11, 2009 in League

Early premier games…

Pretoria Heat defeated Wits Alumni in an epic battle that was close throughout with great performances from Wits Alumni’s Mboshe and Pretoria Heat’s Neo Mothiba and Gedeon Mulamba. Final score Pretoria Heat 109 – Wits Alumni 97.

Sunday games…

For the second week running, Mamelodi Bees ladies were defeated by Wits University showing that they have come on leaps and bounds. Wits are the team to watch in the ladies division with UJ seemingly unable to recapture the heights they attained during the USSA championship while Tuks are on an uphill climb.

In a game that was marred by double digit technical fouls, Wits University triumphed over Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) who had their coach and a player ejected. This game was never settled until the last quarter, when Wits made a run that TUT couldn’t match. Wits have reinforced their squad and teams should not take them for granted so watch this space. Final score: Wits 80 – 65 TUT.

The University of Pretoria (Tuks) Ladies had to work hard to overcome some stubborn resistance from Soweto  Raptors in a game dominated by defence in the early stages. Sibongile Maswanganye (Tuks 8) seems to have found a second wind with some sterling performances in the last 2 games. Raptors had to rely on the experience of their national guard Tuki Modiselle (Raptors 9) who was keeping them in the contest with some assists and her free throws. Final score: Tuks 63 – 35 Raptors

In an eagerly anticipated game, Pretoria Heat, fresh from their draining battle against Wits Alumni game up against Vaal University of Technology (VUT). In a game that had a lot of lead changes, Pretoria Heat couldn’t match the intensity shown by VUT and went down by 6 points. For once, Thabang Kwedi didn’t have any incidents with the referees and Pretoria Heat make too many turnovers at the point guard position which led to easy baskets for the more experienced VUT guards with Nhlanhla Dlamini and Ayanda Shange having a great game. Final score: VUT 80 – 72 Pretoria Heat

In the final Premier game of the evening, Tuks men were once again humiliated but this time it was by a Braamfontein Blues team still trying to find their rhythm. This was a one sided affair from the first whistle with Tuks showing no fight and the Blues going for the jugular. After struggling to get any baskets for long stretches of the game, Tuks forgot how to play defense and Braam. Blues were running the break at will with their players wanting to send out a statement. At the end of the game, there was only one Tuks player trying to play and keep them in the game while the rest watched on with little interest. Blues will hope for better competition in their next round of games. Final score: Tuks 53 – 106 Braam. Blues.

Article by Victor Shakineza



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  1. Neo says:

    Well, I guess the Blues will get their wish cos they playing the Pretoria Heat next week. Who will be the final four? I still say look out, there will be no suprises, naaa not this year.

  2. Tifo says:

    Tradition will not graduate next week. Blues are ready for the challenges ahead.

  3. rock says:

    why does it take so long for gbl to update its iformation on their website,and why do they keep old info on better to move them out than keep them.and in terms of the gbl games why dont they update the standings ragularly so that we know how the teams perform. i just want to know the process

  4. Victor says:

    Hey there,

    Busy addressing that with GBL. ciao,V

  5. kim says:

    We will try to make surprises although thinks didnt go well this 1st half of the season but will be giving the players some spinach for the second half and some surprises WILL come.Mark my words…..

  6. Neo says:

    Braamfontein is singing the Bluesssss.