Kearsney loses first match of the season by a point

Kearsney College's top scorer, Levi Donjeany. PHOTO: Submitted.

FOR Kearsney’s final sports weekend of the year, they travelled to Pietermaritzburg to play St Charles. Both teams were unbeaten during the second half of the year and both were without their big men – St Charles was missing Phillip de Chamoy and Kearsney’s Thomas Westermeyer was injured.

The game was always going to be a tight affair with both teams fighting hard to finish the season on a winning note. St Charles started well and took an early lead. Kearsney made some adjustments and began to fight their way back by tightening up their defense and not allowing second chance scoring opportunities. Kearsney also began to find their rhythm on offence and scored some good baskets.

The teams changed halves with Kearsney 37-31 ahead, but St Charles erased this lead in the third quarter, to finish 52-51 up.

Both teams had some of their best players sitting on the benches for long periods for fouling. The fourth quarter saw two of Kearsney’s starting five fouled out, and the bench players were not able to fill the holes they left.

The game ended with Kearsney’s first loss of the season 64-65. The return fixture next term should prove to be an exciting game.

· The 1st X1 cricket fixture was cancelled due to the rain

Deshni Ramkissoon-Pillay

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