The Vaal University of Technology kept their unbeaten record clean with yet another win, this time around their victims were the Tshwane University of Technology, who suffered a 90-37 loss during the third round of fixtures at the Varsity Basketball tournament held at the Wits Old Mutual Sports Hall.
VUT were just simply unmatched during this balling challenge, which they thoroughly dominated from start to finish. This defeat means TUT still remain without a win in three attempts so far in the tournament.
The men from the Vaal were just better in the first quarter, immediately playing to their strengths, using their height to finish off the rebounds off the backboard. This saw VUT take the early advantage going into the second quarter. When the teams returned to the court, it was VUT who continued scoring with free will, Anthony Chukwubuka was a valuable addition on the court with his strength in the air and height, often snatching the ball in VUT’s defensive zone and quickly lobbing the ball forward for the likes of Kolawole Ayodele to calmly basket. The buzzer eventually sounded, seeing the USSA champions 40-23 up at the break.
The third quarter only saw TUT add 8 points to their score, whilst VUT continued to aggressively penetrate TUT’s defensive zones increasing their margin to 72-31. The final quarter was highly entertaining if you were a VUT supporter, with the men from the Vaal playing the high press, which provided a lot more scoring opportunities, which their attackers were on hand to bucket. Jeft Mokwena managed to come out guns blazing, executing three lay ups amongst TUT defenders that looked of a bigger size than him. The buzzer eventually sounded, putting TUT out of their misery, with VUT claiming a 90-37 victory.
VUT 90-37 TUT
VUT: 4. Jeft Mokwena, 5. Nkosinathi Festile, 6. Thabiso Magakabe, 7. Kolawole Ayodele, 8. Jan Makgota, 9. Christian Manoke, 10. Anthony Chukwubuka, 11. Abel Kalubi, 13. Richard Lubasi
TUT: 4. J. Karume, 7. M. Manamela, 9. T. Legoabe, 10. L. Makinta, 11. T. Motshweni, 12. N. Mamabolo, 13. C. Matondo, 14. B. Mola, 17. B. Nguema, 18. K. Morake, 20. U. Mashau, 21. L. Tshikonelo
By S’fiso Nyawo