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Scene is set for USSA qualifiers final in Western Cape 2010

By on April 14, 2010 in League

This past Friday, I made my way to the UCT basketball courts where I was served up an entertaining evening of basketball. It started with the impressive performance of the ladies with UCT representing on their home court with a one sided win; this was followed up with what was supposed to be the decider between CPUT and UWC. The winner of the game would be assured of a place in the USSA tournament to be held in KZN later this year.In what turned out to be a one sided affair that saw UWC get stage fright in their biggest game of the year, CPUT came to play and boy did they play!!! CPUT played at a quicker pace than their opponents and made them pay from the first whistle and even thought they were sometimes outmatched in the post position they found ways to compensate with some good defensive stops. The huge crowd that turned out was witness to the Vincent Ntunja show. The brother doesn’t seem to age and with his experience, they managed to put this result beyond doubt before the half time whistle. Coach Kimathi and Kita would have been satisfied with their preparation for this game as the team executed when it mattered most. UWC looked scared to fail and their big man were missing easy scoring opportunities under the basket. Their frustration was edged on their faces after the 1st quarter. CPUT ended up winning the game 75 – 28. For UWC and their coach Quentin Rapitse, it is back to the drawing board as they fail to qualify for the USSA 2010.

Now all roads lead to the finals on Friday 16 April 2010 at UCT…

Article by Victor Shakineza

2010 final of the USSA WC qualifiers

The scene has been set on what promises to be a humdinger of a game. CPUT vs. UCT produced a dramatic finish the last time they met, which UCT narrowly won by 3. CPUT will come into the game confident after their 47 point win against UWC which ensured they finished top of the league whilst UCT comes in to this game knowing very well that they have beat CPUT already in these championships. Will it be ‘Mr Clutch’ Ntunja that produces another last second win for the CATS or will it be ‘road rage killer’ Diatta that will once again kill the CATS with his unbelievable driving ability? Pride is what is on the line as both teams have qualified for the USSA nationals.

All will be revealed come 22h00, Friday night. ‘Dont touch me on my studio’ wont be the cries at these games. Alot of singing, fist pumping and support is expected from both sets of crowds. Considering it’s at the UCT indoor centre, we already know who is taking the support crown. Or do we???

The question however is…
Will UCT take full advantage of that support and bury the CATS or will CPUT want to revenge their earlier loss and play like LIONS. This will be a fitting end to what has been a pulsating USSA Western Cape qualifiers and the Mybasketball team will give you all the low down of that game.

For the ladies, it’s UCT vs. CPUT again so it will be an interesting night all round.

Till then,we out like that BBC Reporter…’COME OUT,GO OUT’…’Double Agent’…..

Article by Kimathi Toboti

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