Southern Mavericks register first win


AFTER falling 55-54 to Oilers in their first game of the season last week, Southern Mavericks came back a better side on Saturday beating Nust 53-33 in a Bulawayo Basketball Association (BBA) league match played at Bulawayo Municipal Club.


It was a bad day for the students who started off the season on a good note last week registering a 85-21 victory over City Knights.

Giants started their 2014 to 2015 season well winning 72-36 against Lupane State University.

In the women’s category, Southern Mavericks beat Lakers B Side 96-24 while the Lakers A team beat Ihlathi High School outfit Hawks 64-16.

Nkulumane Stars failed to pitch up for their first game of the season against Angels who were awarded a 20-0 scoreline.

Milton Elephants, Highlanders and Oilers are some of the teams that were inactive this weekend in the men’s section while Townsend High School team Flame Lillies and Lupane were out of action in the women’s side.

BBA secretary-general Howard Phangwana said the other court should be ready next week meaning that teams will be able to play more games.

“We are using one court because the other one is still being renovated,” he said.

“We are hoping that it should be ready for our next league games so that we are able to play more games.”

The league started on a low note as some of the teams failed to turn up at BMC last week. Lupane were awarded a 20-0 walkover scoreline after Flame Lillies failed to pitch up for the match.

Southern Mavericks women’s teams were awarded a 20-0 walkover win after their match against Highlanders was cancelled.

Highlanders turned up for the match, but it could not go ahead as they brought only a few players.

In the men’s category, Milton Elephants failed to fulfil their fixture which saw Highlanders walking away with full points after they were awarded a 20-0 scoreline.