Wits Lady Bucks didn’t make it to finish line.

Just before the last day of the Wits Lady Bucks Basketball Tournament ended the hosts were eliminated from the tournament.

BASKETBALL LADIES: Left Wits Bucks Lady Koketso Kgogome defending Charlene Dhlodhlo from Lakers Junior Photo: Wendy Mothata

BASKETBALL LADIES: Wits Lady Buck Koketso Kgogome defends Charlene Dhlodhlo from Lakers Junior Zimbabwe.                                                        Photo: Wendy Mothata

This follows after Wits Lady Bucks (1st Team), played four games and won two games. The Lady Bucks managed to defeat the Soweto Raptors by 54 to 32 and the Lady Jazz Team by 62 to 19.

But the Phoenix Flames defeated Lady Bucks by 46 to 34 and the under-18 Mozambique National defeated Lady Bucks by 46 to 37.

The chairperson of the club and captain of Lady Bucks, Modiegi Mokoka, said that the team could have done better however “it’s difficult to run a tournament with 20 teams and win the tournament.”

“One of the major challenges in the team is fatigue and concentration, which is something we need to work on,” said Mokoka.

Mokoka said that it is good to see ladies participating in the tournament “especially during Women’s Month.”

On the other hand Wits Buck Ladies (2nd Team) played five games and lost two games. Buck Ladies started strongly by winning their first two matches against Glen High School by 27 to 20 and thrashed Deutsche Internationale Schule by 45 to 22.

Masters student and Buck Ladies captain Gugu Baloyi said that the team started playing strong in the first two matches. “We started losing focus and confidence soon after we lost in the third game,” said Baloyi.

Lakers Junior defeated Buck Ladies by 27 to 23 and A Town Ladies won against Buck Ladies by 44 to 22. Buck Ladies played their last game today against Rhodes University and defeated it 28 to 20.

Rhodes Captain Katlego Mphahlele said that what was challenging to the team is when they start to feel intimidated and lose focus.

“I think the team played well, we just need to work on few things and I believe we will do better next time,” Mphahlele said.

The tournament will end tomorrow at Hall 29, West Campus.