The three-day tournament saw women and men competing in two divisions, namely: Division A and Division B. The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) did the region proud with their women’s and men’s teams reaching the finals. The North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark also held their own with their men’s and women’s teams reaching the semi-finals.
The team to beat was the Randburg Rhinos who trampled the team from VUT by 75-48 during the thrilling final round. The Rhinos and VUT advanced to the final round by beating the NWU Vaal Wolves by 35-32 and the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) by 28-17.
In the ladies’ final the reigning champions V&J edged past VUT with a 55-52 win. During the semi-finals VUT and V&J respectively defeated Braam Marines 28-23 and the NWU Vaal Patriots 25-15 to advance to the final round. In the women’s play-offs for third place, the Braam Marines snatched a win from the NWU Vaal Patriots by beating them 44-41. In the men’s play-off for third place the NWU Vaal Wolves defeated TUT by 57-45.
NWU Vaal Wolves and TUT in action.
Photo credit: Ettienne van Rensburg