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U19A Basketball Brings Home Gold!

View the photos on Flickr: The Team & Medals || Tour & Match Photos

Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 February 24: This past weekend Wynberg played in the Jenny Orchard Invitational Tournament hosted by Maritzburg College. It is a tournament reserved for the best teams in South Africa, so to be picked to play was the first success, but the wins would not stop there.  It is clear that we were grossly underestimated, having been put in the B division despite our Cape Town rival boys’ schools being put in the A division but we humbly accepted our placing and let our prowess on the court speak for itself.

Despite a long day of travel we got off the bus and onto the court donning our beautiful new first team kit, sponsored by EII Varsity College, and beat Alexandra High School 62 28, immediately establishing ourselves as a team to watch out for.

Friday morning saw us play Maru-a-pula, one of Botswana’s top basketball teams, and despite a tight game we managed to win by two points with a score of 45 43. Next, we played our host Maritzburg College’s Invitational team beating them with a colossal 40-point blow out to hold a score of 63 23.

We knew Saturday would be a tough day but we held our own playing three matches to secure a spot in the finals. We beat Enjabulweni High School 46 42, followed by St Benedicts 57 19 and Maru-a-pula again, this time with a twenty-point difference of 65 45.

Sunday morning saw us play the final, undoubtedly the hardest match of the tournament, against Maritzburg College’s second side. It was a tense match and the boys had to fight tooth and nail for every bucket but in the end, Wynberg U19A triumphed by a single point.

Congratulations to Adam Modack on being named MVP, and to all the boys on an amazing effort throughout maintaining the high level of performance and sportsmanship expected of our Wynberg men.

Mrs Juanita Wilson
Teach in Charge, WBHS Basketball

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