Wits ladies basketball bags another win in ICSL

Lady Bucks beat Soweto Raptors 63 – 37 in ICSL.
Photo: Sanet Oberholzer

The Wits Lady Bucks defeated the Soweto Raptors 63 – 37 in the  Inner City Super League (ICSL) at Hall 29 on Saturday, April 21.

The Lady Bucks dominated in the first quarter, showcasing a well-structured defence and superior attack.  

The Raptors started fighting back in the second quarter but were still trailing the Lady Bucks 34-22. They attempted to make a comeback in the first half of the third quarter, slowly catching up to Wits and scoring a few well-deserved goals, eventually decreasing the gap between the teams to only 10 points.

The win was theirs for the taking and the Lady Bucks stepped up their attack, placing the score at 50 -33 at the end of the third quarter in a surprising turn of events.

Wits kept up the intensity, once again dominating the last quarter and bagging the win.

Kgaogelo Sathekge, player for Wits men basketball first team, was there to watch the game. When asked to comment on the game, he said, “They’re not playing their best.”

Sathekge added, “They did a great job of maintaining the tempo and the pace of the game. They were controlling the ball. They dictated the pace of the game.”

Wits Lady Bucks assistant coach, Manyani Maseko, was happy for the win but said that, “There are things to work on; we’re playing a weaker team. We didn’t make our target but at the end a win is a win.”

Lady Bucks player Ipeleng Nyatlo said she likes the way they work together as a team, each player knowing her role and executing it well.

“We don’t take it lightly playing against kids who are younger than us. It’s more of a learning experience for them but for us it’s knowing what to do next, adding up our mistakes and going back to practice,” she said.

The Wits Lady Bucks will be playing in the Ashraf Lodewyk Memorial Basketball Tournament taking place this week from Monday, April 23 to Sunday, April 29.