The men’s basketball team fall two places down the first division log

The Wits men’s basketball team was left devastated after losing against the University of Johannesburg (UJ) at the Inner City Super League at Wits Hall 29 on Sunday, April 14.

Wits was placed fourth on the first division log after losing 57-76, falling two places behind the UJ team.

UJ displayed strength and speed throughout the game, after scoring several three pointers making it hard for Wits to catch up.

Wits Coach, Tshiamo Ngakane commended the execution of the opposing team acknowledging that they came out with a lot of energy, yet he was disappointed by his team.

“From our side I thought we came out very flat and execution was really poor, effort was not there on critical possessions. Players need to apply themselves well,” said Ngakane.

Wits battled to defend their opponents and as a result led to an increased number of fouls. They only scored three pointers as they tried to catch up during the third quarter.

The Wits team is well known for their experience and ability to close out games yet tonight they struggled to do so.

“Today we managed to stay within our system and that is why the outcome is what it is, we did fantastically well,” said Mandla Ngema, coach of the UJ team.

UJ Engineering student, Nathan Baruti felt that the opponents were tough but, “we have faced better opponents and better teams and we played really well” he told Wits Vuvuzela.

Featured Image: Wits Men’s Basketball Team suffer a huge loss against the University of Johannesburg at Hall 29. Photo: Provided