Khubetsoana All Stars clinched the National Basketball League after winning two matches and losing one this past weekend. The day began with both KTA and Shines tied at 24 points, with Shines leading the table because of superior head-to-head advantage. The game between Shines and KTA would be the decider of which team finishes top of the league, and the game lived up to the expectations and produced fireworks and went down to the last 0.20 seconds. KTA walks away victors 27 -26.
Shines Basketball Club lost two games on the day going down 31 – 27 to Lerotholi Polytechnic and 27 -26 to KTA. A determined and energetic Rovers team beat KTA in the last match of the day, the students led from the jump ball till the last dead ball managed a 29 – 17 victory.
Teams that make up the Top4 Finals that will be played in March are; KTA, Rovers, Shines and LP. The trophies and prizes will be handed to the league winners on the day of the Top4 Finals. Meanwhile local NBL teams will be taking part in a tournament to be held at the University of Free State on the 25th February 2012.
Results - 18th February 2012
LP 31 vs Shines 27
Rovers 60 vs Mafokotsane 17
Mafokotsane 20 vs Leseli 00 (forfeit)
Rovers 10 vs LUCT 17 (Ladies)
Rovers 20 vs Leseli 00 (forfeit)
KTA 55 vs Mafokotsane 16
B-Baeso 20 vs Roma Boys 00 (forfeit)
Rovers 20 vs Roma Boys 00 (forfeit)
Shines 55 vs Leseli 26
LP 04 vs Rovers 28 (Ladies)
Rovers 58 vs Leseli 11
KTA 27 vs Shines 26
LP 33 vs Leseli 23
Rovers 29 vs KTA 17