Jubs leap their way to the top spot

JUBS KICKS BUTT: Jubs (blue) and Junction (green) fight it out ’til the finish with Jubs showing Junction how its done. Photo: Prelene Singh

JUBS KICKS BUTT: Jubs (blue) and Junction (green) fight it out ’til the finish with Jubs showing Junction how its done. Photo: Prelene Singh

JUBILEE Residence proved unbeatable in their game against Junction on Tuesday night in the second season of the Wits Internal Netball League (WINL) at Diggs Field.

Jubs thrashed Junction 28-4. Junction proved unmatched for their opposition team who were well practised for the game.

Jubs hit the floor running with aggressive defence and great airborne throws from the only male in the group. Jubs managed to basket nine goals in the first quarter, leaving Junction behind by eight goals.

Umpire Hitekani Makhabele, 2nd year BCom, had a tough job at hand keeping the Jubs players under control with their scoring spirits.

Whilst the ball spent the most time in the Jubs banding area, Makhabele blew the whistle for many centre passes.

By the end of the second quarter, Jubs proved a definite force to be reckoned with, with an imposing 14-goal lead over Junction.

Junction was lazy in defence and failed to take advantage of their passes. The players did not give accurate cues to one another and this proved detrimental to their whole game.

The third quarter started off well for Junction when they upped passing tactics and defence. They managed to basket two goals with Jubs only scoring one goal.

The pressure mounted in the last quarter with both teams improving their game with harder zone defence, paired with more direct attacks.

Both teams were grinding their hardest with Junction players screaming encouraging words (“Come on girls”) to up the momentum in a final push to the finish line.

This team spirit, while it was good, went down in flames when Jubs scored a further seven goals in the last quarter.

At the same time in the next court several other teams competed vigorously..

Lindiwe Radebe, vice chairperson for Wits Netball, said that if you want to be a part of the WINL all you need to do is get a team together and get registered to compete.

The WINL is in its second week of the second season.

The tournament features 12 teams including Barnato, David Webster, Jubilee, Sunnyside, Girton, Medhurst, Medics, Reith, Esselen, Braamfontein Centre and newcomers Madova.

Games are scheduled from 6pm every Tuesday during the season.

Related articles:

Wits Vuvuzela. Esselen grinds Girton. May 10, 2013.

 

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