Azarrah Karrim: The Eastern Cape University Sport South Africa (USSA) League took place yesterday at Alec Mullins Hall with four competing university basketball teams from around the Eastern Cape.
Teams from Rhodes, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), University of Fort Hare and Walter Sisulu University battled it out to decide which two teams will advance to nationals at the end of the year.
KATLEGO PHEEHA: Tuks men’s first basketball team played Vaal University of Technology (VUT) in the second game of the Gauteng University Basketball League (GUBL) finals on 20 October.
Having lost the first of the three-match series, Tuks needed to win this match to force a third game to be played. But Tuks was unable to stop the in-form defending champions, and lost 75-64, which saw VUT win their third final in a row.
KATLEGO PHEEHA: Tuks 1 men’s basketball team lost game one of a three-game series for the Gauteng University Basketball League (GUBL) title against defending champions Vaal University. The match, played at Wits University, ended 79-64 in favour of Vaal.
Zandi Shabalala: The Wits Horny Bucks won their basketball match by a large margin against the University of Limpopo (ULM) last Sunday at Hall 29.
The fulltime score was 107-22 to the Wits first team.
The first quarter began on a good note for the Horny Bucks with a 22-point lead.
KATLEGO PHEEHA: On 15 August the Rembrandt Hall hosted the 2012 TuksBasketball Hostel League finals, which saw Taaibos and Erika end the day as champions.
Rhodes University’s women’s basketball team took on Fort Hare in the tournament's second match on Friday afternoon, beating them convincingly 41 – 25.
Luyanda Majija: The Wits women’s basketball first team lost to the University of Johannesburg in Hall 29 on the weekend leaving them with one more chance to qualify for a place in a national tournament.
Luyanda Majija: The Wits basketball ladies’ first team lost to the University of Pretoria (Tuks) in Hall 29, on Sunday April 15, in a Gauteng qualifier for a place in a national tournament.
TWO players from the Wits Basketball Club have been selected to represent South Africa at this year’s All Africa Games (AAG).
Lebesa Selepe and Wayne Mhlongo play for the Wits men’s first team and have been instrumental in the team’s success for the past two seasons.