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WCBA 2010 Ladies Finals – CPUT vs. Montana Vikings

By on October 23, 2010 in League

Game 1 of the ladies final came and went… On one side of the court we had Montana Vikings and on the other the favourites CPUT doing battle in a very exciting game. In the first half of the game, it looked as if an upset was on the cards with the Vikings doing the running and staying in the lead throughout.

The Vikings were relying on the hot shooting of their number 5, Veranique Samuels who was lighting it up from the 3 point line in the first half. For every 2 points that CPUT put up, she would respond with a 3 pointer for the vikings. They had the momentum going into the 2nd half with a 6 point. CPUT were a bit disjointed and were not passing the ball well enough to be called a team. It was one pass, one shot stuff at times and they were being very careless on defense by letting Vikings drive to the hoop at will.

At the start of the 3rd Quarter, CPUT came out with a bit more intensity on the defensive side and this led to plenty of fastbreak opportunities. They started eating into the Vikings lead and by the end they had cut it down to 2 points. They were starting to get some good rebounds through CPUT 15 and also had a 3 point threat of their own with CPUT 14 heating up from beyond the arc.

CPUT started the 4th quarter like they had finished the 3rd with plenty of pressing on the ball and converting off turnovers. Vikings on the other hand were running out of gas and when their captain got fouled out it became a huge mountain to climb. In the end CPUT romped to victory with a double digit margin and now we look forward to Game 2 to see if they can seal the series up at UCT.

Article by Victor Shakineza

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