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Game 2: CPUT put up a fight but Vikings still come out on top

By on November 2, 2009 in League

CPUT came into game 2 of the 3 game series knowing that they needed to win to give their title aspirations a boost. The game was held at a packed UCT court with half the hall filled with CPUT supporters and half the hall filled with Vikings supporters.

In brief, CPUT started like a house on fire and built a nice little lead, but as the quarters came and went, Vikings got stronger and were the more composed team of the two. CPUT who were the defending champions got tired and without a bench to help out the first unit they ran out of steam and were in foul trouble early…

Looking back at the game, Vikings were much too strong for CPUT in the post and with a 10 point lead going into the fourth quarter, the supporters thought it was all done to get the party going. Unfortunately CPUT were not going to just give their trophy away without a fight and they made a run that saw them tie the game at one point and they even had a few opportunities to take the lead but missed crucial free throw and wrong decisions down the line cost them the game. Final score: Vikings 83 – 82 CPUT

In the ladies section, CPUT ladies took the championship with an easy victory over Future stars in game 1 while game 2 was a forfeit in favour of CPUT. Final score: CPUT 81 – 51 Future Stars

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  1. Dumzer says:

    I am happy that there are dedicated members like Victor Shanikeza, who go out of their way to bring us SA basketball news … Salute. About Game 2, I am extremely happy about Vikings taking game 2 this time, something in that Super League is going right, we need to learn, or the two coaches need to teach other Super League coaches on how to maintain a high performance standard.

    And what is sad about the WCBA League is the reality of transportation for teams located in the townships. Many teams have forfeited the league because of this problem. I have personally watched about 5 teams from the townships failing to perform because it is a struggle to get to the CBD. Hence the project we started is going to be solely based in the towship, no need to travel. WCBA can you attempt to solve this problem, we are losing talent.

    Thank Vic