Jubs leap their way to the top spot

JUBS KICKS BUTT: Jubs (blue) and Junction (green) fight it out ’til the finish with Jubs showing Junction how its done. Photo: Prelene Singh

JUBS KICKS BUTT: Jubs (blue) and Junction (green) fight it out ’til the finish with Jubs showing Junction how its done. Photo: Prelene Singh

JUBILEE Residence proved unbeatable in their game against Junction on Tuesday night in the second season of the Wits Internal Netball League (WINL) at Diggs Field.

Jubs thrashed Junction 28-4. Junction proved unmatched for their opposition team who were well practised for the game.

Jubs hit the floor running with aggressive defence and great airborne throws from the only male in the group. Jubs managed to basket nine goals in the first quarter, leaving Junction behind by eight goals.

Umpire Hitekani Makhabele, 2nd year BCom, had a tough job at hand keeping the Jubs players under control with their scoring spirits.

Whilst the ball spent the most time in the Jubs banding area, Makhabele blew the whistle for many centre passes.

By the end of the second quarter, Jubs proved a definite force to be reckoned with, with an imposing 14-goal lead over Junction.

Junction was lazy in defence and failed to take advantage of their passes. The players did not give accurate cues to one another and this proved detrimental to their whole game.

The third quarter started off well for Junction when they upped passing tactics and defence. They managed to basket two goals with Jubs only scoring one goal.

The pressure mounted in the last quarter with both teams improving their game with harder zone defence, paired with more direct attacks.

Both teams were grinding their hardest with Junction players screaming encouraging words (“Come on girls”) to up the momentum in a final push to the finish line.

This team spirit, while it was good, went down in flames when Jubs scored a further seven goals in the last quarter.

At the same time in the next court several other teams competed vigorously..

Lindiwe Radebe, vice chairperson for Wits Netball, said that if you want to be a part of the WINL all you need to do is get a team together and get registered to compete.

The WINL is in its second week of the second season.

The tournament features 12 teams including Barnato, David Webster, Jubilee, Sunnyside, Girton, Medhurst, Medics, Reith, Esselen, Braamfontein Centre and newcomers Madova.

Games are scheduled from 6pm every Tuesday during the season.

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Touching hearts through entertainment

Wits students and invited artists showcased their musical and poetic talents last Saturday night, in an effort to raise money for charity.

Jubilee Residence held its annual talent show, themed “Touching hearts through entertainment”. The event was organised to raise funds for the Door of Hope and Christ Church Christian Care Centre in Berea. Jubilee recently took responsibility for these two homes.

Bands including Trace of Art from Daveyton and Two Coffees and One Milk entertained the audience. The crowd was also given a chance to participate through song, dance and poetry during the open mic session which took place in the last hour of the show.

Opera group Cantores Magna Ensemble stole the show with their unique genre of music. They were the only opera music group present.

The MC for the evening was the sharply-dressed Lazola Cutalele. He performed a rap freestyle that caught the attention of the appreciative audience during the open mic session.

Ernest Oppenhiemer Residence won the raffle ticket draw, taking home a R300 dinner voucher for two, at Rococo in Sandton.

Chief organiser Dikamatso Mabhena thanked the guests for attending and donating to a worthy cause.

“What motivated me to organise the event was the lack of necessities like stationary and tutors to help the kids do their homework in the homes”, she said.

Additional profit was made by selling drinks, snacks and raffle tickets.


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Sunnyside up

Medical School netball team clinches #1 spot

All-time winners Jubilee Hall were infuriated when they were beaten for the first time 14-11 by Medics at the Wits Netball Internal League (INL) finals on August 27.

In an intense game, Jubilee Hall and Medics maximised their opportunities for shots. The ladies from Medical School maintained their accurate shooting record, and were leading by two points at halftime with a score of 8-6.

The Jubilites  displayed impressive teamwork and staged a comeback in the third quarter, when both teams scored two goals each. But the two points that Medics won earlier gave them the lead.

Jubes failed to come back fully from behind and the Medics finally won the game 14-11.

Medics walked away with a trophy and title; the champions of the Wits Internal Netball. Jubilees were awarded silver medals as runners-up.

The Medics victory took not only Jubilee by surprise as they have never lost in all the league games and to the Medics team.

Medics coach and player Namene Amwele said they were “super excited” as they had lost to the same team in their first game.

“We do not get much time to practise because of the nature of our medical course but we try to meet once a week or every two weeks,” she said.

“We make the most of the time we get.”

Amwele received the player of the season award and Medics’s Tess Blignaut was awarded the most promising player along with Webster’s Tumi Kgosi and Khanyisile Khanyile from Barnato.

Olwethu Twalo, who plays for Jubilee, received the players’ player award.

Neighbouring teams David Webster and Barnato Hall played off for the third place position, and Webster won 14-10. They received bronze medals.

Photo: Sthandiwe Mchunu

Barnato Hall walked away with the team of the season trophy.