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CPUT do the double

By on September 21, 2013 in League

With Game one done and dusted, Sunday 15th of September was a chance for the Lethal Ladies and CPUT alumni to extend the final series to one more game. Having easily conquered game 1, CPUT students ladies and men’s’ teams were quietly confident going into game 2.Ladies fight to last quarter…
With the pressure on Lethal ladies to come out and take game 2, they threw everything at CPUT but didn’t have the physical presence inside to cause an upset. They matched their opponents in the guards’ positions but were outplayed and outmuscled in the post. Their lack of height cost them the game in the end but their hunger to compete and give Tech a run for their money shone through until the final whistle. The Tech ladies played to a good game plan, using the high low combination to good effect with good penetration from their guards. The Lethal ladies were struggling to make lay-ups as they had to overcome the height of the 2 posts and that was proving a mountain of a challenge. The “one two” punch of the Cape Tech ladies was instrumental in their dominations of the boards both offensively and defensively and their coach must be commended for getting his team playing with cohesion.

CPUT students’ fastbreak to the championship…
Ask anyone that knows the two teams, and they will tell you about their family rivalry. It’s “big brother” versus “small brother” scenario; you start off by beating your younger brother easily and then as he starts getting older and stronger the margin of victory gets closer and then he just gets comfortable because he has learned from you and improved by himself. And that is a summary of how best to describe the rise of this CPUT student team. They came and conquered and the Alumni team had no answers to their quick transition and zone defense. This student team is battle hardened and each member knew what their role was in the team. They outhustled a CPUT Alumni team that had made adjustments from game one and competed well until the last minute and a half of the game. They were hungry to take the championship and withstood the runs made by their “big brother” and were using their transition effectively when the opportunity was there. In the end they ran away with it but it was a good showing for a final and there is a lot of positives to be taken out for the future of the game at CPUT.

If CPUT cleaned up the senior section, Montana Vikings cleaned up the junior section. And this is testament again of their development program. They took gold in the u12 section for both boys and girls, u14 boys and girls, u16 boys getting silver, u18 girls getting silver while the boys forced a game 3.

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