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RBL: St Albans College vs. KES

By on October 19, 2010 in High School

After a poor start to their basketball season St Alban’s ended their two game losing streak when they beat the visiting King Edward VII School in the Johannesburg schools league at the weekend.

St Alban’s won the match 38-32.

The hosts got off to a jittery start in the first quarter, but a Junior Kganane three pointer proved to be the right tonic to settle their nerves as St Alban’s began to assert their authority on the game. St Alban’s would go to score two more points through forward Theo Ledwaba, for the homeside to lead the game 5-3 at the end of the quarter, while the visitor’s three points were scored by Wandile Ngwenya, who scored two points  and Sibusiso Semelane, who could only make one shot from his two free throw attempts. Ngwenya finished the match as the top scorer with 11 points.

St Alban’s came into the second quarter a more energized team as they found scoring opportunities easy to come by, with guard Thabang Gampone scoring five points – two from the free throw line and a three pointer and homeside’s point guard Mlungisi Mhlathini chipped in with four points as St Alban’s scored a total of 13 points in the quarter for a 18-9 lead, while a brilliant defensive effort by the hosts saw KES score only six points.

In  the penultimate quarter St Alban’s  were still in control of the game, scoring 11 points, but the hosts also seemed to have tired at this point of the game and St Alban’s coach Victor Fouda looked to his substitutes  bench to give the hosts a lift but it proved futile as they struggled to score more points. KES managed to score eight points but still trailed the match 29-17.

In the final quarter a tired looking St Albans took to the court, while KES on the other hand came alive and took the match to the hosts. The visitor’s scored 13 points with eight of them coming from Ngwenya, while St Alban’s managed nine points with five coming from the free throw line. Despite their fourth quarter mini-collapse, St Alban’s managed to hold out for the six point victory.

Article by Manyehlisa Lehohla

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