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UJ beats UP in the 2010 intervarsity

By on March 11, 2010 in News

The intervarsity is an annual event that takes place between University of Johannesburg and University of Pretoria. The rivalry between the teams goes back years and the intervarsity is an opportunity to gain bragging rights for the season.

The basketball games began started at 08h30 with the 2nd teams; both University of Pretoria teams (women and men) won, setting the high standard for the senior teams.At 12h30, the 1st team ladies game started. Due to time constraint, the games were 20min halves, running time thus teams had to play hard and smart from the beginning as the recovery time was little. The first half Tuks ladies dominated as they played their usual game of good defence while UJ played their game of good offense.  With many of the old UJ players gone most people thought that the game belonged to UP but that was in vain. In the second half Tuks ladies looked out of shape as most walked occasionaly back on defence. When the Tuks defence cracked UJ just kept scoring 3-pointer after 3pointer giving them a very confortable lead. In the end UJ won 51-30.

At 13h30 men 1st team game began. Both sides looked determined and hungry for the victory. Both sides had a lot of new players and from the warm up it looked like it would be an interesting game.
The score was head to head for the first half. Tuks men, as the underdogs stepped up to the plate played a good game of basketball. In the 2nd half and Tuks men looked like a different team as they slowly lost the game and UJ dominating. In the end the pressure was too much for the Pretoria team and UJ won 58-40.

In the summary. UP dominated the 2nd teams games but the 1st teams could not meet the standards set. So the 2010 intervarsity bragging rights go to UJ.

Article by Vee and edited by Victor Shakineza

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  1. MJ says:

    Very interesting, is it possible to get the team lists for the teams?