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Kearsney vs Durban High School

By on October 17, 2009 in High School

Date: Saturday 10 October 2009

1ST 25 – 72

2ND 24 – 44

16A                 11 – 64

16B                  13 – 54

15A                 13 – 60

15B                  19 – 43

14A                 05 – 50

14B                  11 – 24DHS were kind enough to change the venue for the fixture that was supposed to take place at DHS, but was unable to due to the weather. The game was always going to be won by the strong DHS team the only question was what the winning margin would be as DHS has in the past few years has won by margins of 100 points  or more. However the young Kearsney team were Hungry to prove themselves against the best in the country and earn some respect. The fist quarter saw DHS apply defensive pressure which forced a number of turnovers and enabled them to score freely due to Kearney’s poor passing. The quarter ended with DHS up 17 – 4 as Kearsney struggled to make their scoring opportunities count. Dumisani Gebashe was able to make two shots from outside the three point arc which added to Kearsney’s woes.

The second quarter saw a better performance from Kearsney as they managed to score eight points and hold DHS to scoring only 15. But being down by such a large margin it would always be difficult to come back. However the Kearsney players did not lie down and die they dug deep and fought hard to stay in the game, they upped the level of the defensive intensity and at times cause the DHS players to become extremely frustrated. However the class of the DHS team came through and they weathered the defensive intensity closing out the game 72 – 25. Some credit must go to Kearsney as they played with only grade 11’s and 10’s in the team while DHS was fielding four international age group players (Dumisani Gebashe, Chris Fynn SA U18, Duke Lazarus SA U16 and Moonga Chipili Zambian U18).

Top scorers:

DHS: Dumisani Gebashe 21, Chris Fynn 15, Khulikani Madlala 10, Monde Gama and Moonga Chipili 7.

Kearsney: Wiseman Mbaso and Ian Sprague 6, Mark Astrup and Xolani Msimango 4

Article provided by Myles Delport and edited by Victor Shakineza

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