Wits women’s basketball team, Lady Bucks, suffered a loss against University of Johannesburg, UJ Galaxy

The Wits Ladies basketball team, Lady Bucks, lost to the University of Johannesburg (UJ), UJ Galaxy, at the Inner City Super League, that took place at Hall 29 at Wits, on Tuesday April 16.

UJ thrashed the Wits Lady Bucks 69-17. The Lady Bucks struggled on the offence where goals were not scored delaying their chances of winning the game.

UJ Galaxy’s post position player, Leboane Mashego told Wits Vuvuzela that they usually play at a much higher standard and that “the team could’ve done much better than this as we’re used to getting higher points”.

The 20-year-old mentioned that the team was happy with the overall outcome of the game. “We performed well and that’s all that matters,” said Mashego.

Biomedical science student Ncumisa Madolo who plays post for Lady Bucks mentioned it was a tough game but they will take it as learning curve.

“As a team we made a few errors here and there and we were not so sure as to what we were doing, but we’ll come in stronger for our next game,” Madolo told Wits Vuvuzela.

Member of the national executive committee of University Sport of South Africa (USSA), Nqobile Gama, told Wits Vuvuzela that what stuck out to her in the game was “the fact that UJ coach, Mandla Zwane, has spent many years building a power squad and finally the team is finally gelling.”

“Wits needs to work on their fundamentals, double dribbles and turn overs that go back to basics,” said Gama.

The Wits Lady Bucks are expected to play again against Phoenix Flames on Wednesday, April 23 at Hall 29 at Wits University.

FEATURED IMAGE: Lady Bucks endure a tough game against UJ Galaxy. Photo: Lwandile Shange