NWU Vaal is King of the Court

Basketball action at the Sasol NWU Vaal Junior Basketball Torunament in Zamdela. Photo: Ettienne van Rensburg

SASOLBURG. – The Vaal Triangle Campus of the North West University (NWU Vaal) ruled the court on Sunday at the Harry Gwala Sport Complex in Zamdela, scoring a rare double at the Sasol NWU Vaal Annual Junior Basketball Tournament.
The men’s and women’s teams of NWU Vaal made history by winning the boys’ and girls’ final. It is also the first time that the host managed to win either title.
“NWU Vaal is extremely proud of the players and we are pleased that the structures we have put in place are reaping the rewards. We will strive to make the tournament bigger and better,” said Sean Mccallaghan, manager: sport of NWU Vaal.
In the boys final, the NWU Vaal Wolves outplayed the Limpopo by 52-46 to claim the title.
The NWU Vaal Patriots blasted past Ekurhuleni, winning the final convincingly with a score of 73-30. The winning team was in the zone and totally overshadowed their Jozi opponents with aggressive defense and clinical teamwork inside the circle.
The overall standard of play in the finals was outstanding and proof that basketball’s future is in safe hands


Ettienne van Rensburg
Sports Editor

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