The final day of competition lead to disappointment if one was looking for close contested games with the playoffs.
The North West U23 youngsters struggled against the Western Cape who put in a clinical display of basketball and taking Bronze. Although the Bronze Ladies playoff promised to be a tightly contested game, the Western Cape Women let themselves down with poor finishing and allowing the North West Province to take Bronze.
Gauteng Women proved too strong with MVP Masego Mokhine dominating the game under the boards. KZN Women struggled against Gauteng’s press and aggressiveness turning over the ball and missing vital baskets. Although the game was exciting to watch, the Gauteng dominance in Women’s basketball secured Gold for the 6th time in ten SA National Competitions.
The game of the tournament was he clash of the Hosts KZN and Gauteng. Gauteng who suffered set backs when 21 year olds Herman Laupp and Kyle Louw with drew from the team, lost in the final game when KZN’s Thabane Tshange scored 41 of the 71 points scored. An outstanding game, which earned the young man MVP of the tournament.
Once again, a big shout out to KZN Sports and Recreation, KZN Disability Sport, The Wheelchair Basketball KZN LOC, the WBSA staff, its commissions, selectors and Sasol Officials for the success of the 10th annual Youth and Women Championships.
To Vodacom, a sincere thank you for having faith in the 15th year partnership and supporting Provincial basketball.
Final Day Results
|Date||Time||Game||Gender||Court||Team A||Score||vs||Team B||Score|
|15-Jun||9:00||Bronze||Men||A||Western Cape||57||vs||North West||21|
|Monday||10:45||Bronze||Ladies||A||Western Cape||16||vs||North West||24|
- Bronze Ladies North West Province
- Bronze U23 Men Western Cape
- Silver Ladies Kwa Zulu Natal
- Silver U23 Men Gauteng Province
- Gold Ladies Gauteng Province
- Gold U23 Men Kwa Zulu Natal
In line with the capacity building of the Sasol Technical program, Kwa Zulu Natal table officials Dineo Fihlela passed her National Grade 2 table official exam
|National Grade 2 Table Official||Dineo Fihlela||83%|
The All Star players for the 2015 Youth and Women Championships where chosen by selectors and National Coaches Messes Mulder and Belen. These athletes are the best players in their classes and are honored with the WBSA All Star Award
|All Star Women|
|All Star U23 Men|
|4.0/ MVP||KZN||Thabane Tshange|
The Vodacom SA National Wheelchair Basketball Women’s Challenge also served a duel purpose and allowed selectors to chose the final SA Women’s Squad in preparation for the IWBF Africa Paralympic Qualifiers to be held in November on Algeria later this year.
The following athletes were selected and Wheelchair Basketball SA proudly announces the future of SA wheelchair women’s basketball. Congratulations to all and make South Africa Proud.
|SA National Womens Squad|
|Head Coach||Willie Mulder|