Bulawayo Basketball Association forced to defer finals

26 Sep, 2022 - 12:09 0 Views
Bulawayo Basketball Association forced to defer finals Bulawayo Basketball Association secretary-general Francis Dube

The Chronicle

Innocent Kurira, Sports Reporter

THE Bulawayo Basketball Association (BBA) was forced to defer the finals for their pre-season tournament after bad light stopped play just before both the men’s and women’s finals at Eveline High School on Saturday.

“Initially, we had hoped to have two venues for the tournament but we could not manage to get Khanyisile Sports Centre and we had to settle for all games to be played at Eveline.

“As a result we could not finish all the matches so we are going to reschedule the finals and we will be announcing the date soon,” said BBA secretary general Francis Dube.

Six women’s teams registered for the competition while the men’s category had eight teams. The women’s division had pool A Lakers A, Nust and City Towers with pool B pitting Angels, Highlanders and and Lakers 2.

City Towers and Lakers A had reached the finals. On their way to the final, City Towers lost 34-38 to Lakers A in their first group game. They recovered in the second and emphatically sailed past Nust, winning 42-9.

They faced Lakers 2 in the semi-final and won 28-18. Lakers A beat Nust 10-50 and Highlanders 12-34 on their way to the final.

In the men’s category, Mavericks will battle Legends.

The competition serves as a rehearsal for the league start on October 10.

New teams set to join the Bulawayo Basketball League this season will include MSU from Midlands, Gwanda Rebels, Golden State, Bulawayo City Towers, Ostrich, Catch Them Young and CBC. The new members are joining the assembly and will also get a vote on the BBA council.

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