The U14 and U15 St Andrew’s College Basketball teams were on tour to Johannesburg last weekend.
The U14s played matches at St Benedict’s College and the American International School of Johannesburg. The “A” team of Ganizani Tembo, Roan Fuller, Mbulelo Mkosi, Sean Ruwodo, Khunga Mnqokoyi and Kopano Duba were outstanding on both defense and offence as they went on to show lots of skill and teamwork to win all their pool matches. They played against St Benedict’s College, American International School of Johannesburg and Crawford College. St Andrew’s College eventually lost in the Quarter Finals to St Stithian’s College. It was wonderful to see our U14 boys demonstrate their prowess on tour.
The U15 team playing at the St David’s Marist Tournament did not have the same success as the juniors, as basic mistakes and the inability to close off some matches saw them lose games from winning positions against St Alban’s, Bishop Bavin, St John’s College and King Edward School. However, the team regrouped on Sunday and went on to redeem themselves beating hosts St David’s by a comfortable margin.
When the boys were not competing, they had time to experience the beauty and diversity of Johannesburg.
Well done to all boys and coaches who toured!
Matches vs Grey
Last week the College teams traveled to PE to play against Grey. Playing on Wednesday, the U14As won 34 – 23 and the U14Bs narrowly went down 12 – 14.
And playing on Saturday the U15Bs playing against Grey U16Bs went down 9 -17, the rest of the teams were victorious. The U16As won 44 – 16, the 2nd won 28 – 12 and Raymond Todd’s 1st team recovered from 13 – 18 deficit at half time to go on and win 39 – 35. Well done College!
This coming Saturday, the College teams play against Kingswood at home.