Basketball Tournament a slam dunk

Belinda Bantham -- Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:38

Basketball Tournament a slam dunk

Administrators, players and supporters are in agreement that the fourth annual Sasol/NWU Vanderbijlpark Senior Basketball Tournament was not only a showcase of exceptional talent, but also a well-organised event.

The tournament – which represents a collaborative venture between the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark and Sasol – drew to a close on 4 March 2018 at the Harry Gwala Multipurpose Sport Complex in Zamdela.

Even though the NWU Vanderbijlpark’s men and women teams did not succeed in walking away victorious, both teams qualified for the finals in their respective divisions.

Men’s final

The Phoenix Flames from Pretoria took the top honours by beating the team from Vanderbijlpark by 78-54. The visitors attacked the hoop from the word go and established a 10-point lead early on. The NWU Vanderbijlpark fought back hard in the second half but to no avail.

The podium winners were:

  • 1st: Phoenix Flames
  • 2nd: NWU Vanderbijlpark
  • 3rd: Randburg Rhinos

The following players were named as Tournament All-stars:

  • Kevin Romenoh, Phoenix Flames
  • Kampard Kibikiabo, Rhandburg Rhinos
  • Everisto Pasipamire, Phoenix Flames
  • Tumelo Kekana, NWU Vanderbijlpark
  • Tinotenda Chirara, NWU Vanderbijlpark


Action on the court.

Women’s final

The women’s final saw neighbours NWU Vanderbijlpark and VUT taking each other on for the spoils. The team from VUT enjoyed a comfortable win of 82-46 against NWU Vanderbijlpark.

The podium winners were:

  • 1st: VUT
  • 2nd: NWU Vanderbijlpark
  • 3rd: Braam Marines

The following players were named as Tournament All-stars:

  • Dayna Mudlovo, VUT
  • Phindile Nkosi, NWU Vanderbijlpark
  • Modiegi Mokoka, Braam Marines
  • Lindiwe Shabangu, VUT
  • Keitumetse Molisane, VUT

Action during the women’s final.