Media Report Super Sports Series Games

Media Report SuperSport Series Games

The weekend of the 12 & 13 April was not without its logistical problems and clubs are urged that when having home games, to make it both feasible and entertaining by advertising home crowds.

The Pretoria Club hosted the Eagles and Bears and home teams, the Pumas and Bladerunners, whilst the Lions hosted the Mongoose in Orkney and the Wings hosted the Saints… in Umlazi in home and away derbies.

The Ricoh Pumas lost their second encounter when they took on the Tshwane Bladerunners on Saturday but came back in their second game on the Sunday to even the scores. The Buffalo City Bears game plan again was not up to standard losing both their games poorly to the Discovery Eagles and the Saints surprised the Westville Wings beating them in their first game of the weekend, only to see the Wings bounced back and take the second leg of the conference round.

The Lions / Mongoose result is still under query with both teams not meeting SSWBS regulations in having Junior and women players missing for their encounter and log points may change after the investigation into the matter.

2014 SuperSport Wheelchair Basketball Series Log
Conference Playoffs

Pool A SuperSport Clubs PLAYED WON LOST FORFEIT PTS FOR PTS AGNST AVG PPG % DIFF PTS BONUS TOTAL POINTS
1 Tshwane Bladerunners 4 3 1 0 236 157 59 1,50 7 1 8
2 Ricoh Pumas 4 2 2 0 215 203 54 1,06 6 0 6
3 AGA  Lions 3 2 1 0 160 182 53 0,88 5 1 6
4 EKH Mongoose 3 0 3 0 129 198 43 0,65 3 0 3
Pool A SuperSport Clubs PLAYED WON LOST FORFEIT PTS FOR PTS AGNST AVG PPG % DIFF PTS BONUS TOTAL POINTS
1 Westville Wings 4 3 1 0 228 186 57 1,23 7 1 8
2 Discovery Eagles 4 3 1 0 208 158 52 1,32 7 0 7
3 Cape Town Saints 4 2 2 0 197 212 49 0,93 6 0 6
4 Buffalo City Bears 4 0 4 0 149 226 37 0,66 4 0 4

12-Apr
Lions 77 vs Mongoose 63
Pumas 50 vs Blades 59
Wings 51 vs Saints 55
Eagles 37 vs Bears 56

April 13th
Saints 48 vs Wings 62
Bears 24 vs Eagles 58
Blades 44 vs Pumas 58

Easter weekend see’s the Launch of the first Coaching Technical Excellence Level 1 workshop and final national selection camp.

The SSWBS commences with the third leg of home and away games in Durban and Mandeville over the weekend of the 26 & 27 April

26-Apr
10:00 Pool A Lions vs Pumas Mandeville
12:00 Pool A Mongoose vs Blades Mandeville
12:00 Pool B Wings vs Bears Durban

27-Apr
9:00 Pool A Lions vs Blades Mandeville
11:00 Pool A Mongoose vs Pumas Mandeville
12:00 Pool B Wings vs Eagles Durban

Dear Wheelchair Basketball Fans

Week 1 Media Report – 5th & 6th April 2014.

The launch of the SSWBS Coastal and Highveld Conference playoffs, saw the Gauteng North Club for the Physically Disabled and the Vodacom Mandeville Indoor Sports Centre host the top 8 SuperSport Wheelchair Basketball Series franchised teams this past weekend.

The upset of the Weekend was when the current SuperSeries Champions Ricoh Pumas lost to the AGA Lions on home soil. Pumas came out of the starting blocks leading the half 32 – 17 and game in hand. A disastrous 3rd quarter saw the Lions capitalise on Pumas poor performance taking the quarter by 10 points and with their tails up, ran out the game holding onto a slender 53 – 50 at the final whistle.

Unfortunately, the Lions could not maintain its dominance when it met the Tshwane Bladerunners at Mandeville on Sunday, where poor discipline cost them dearly losing 69 to 30 with Lions speedster, Thandile Zonke facing a two game suspension for being disqualified for abuse and misconduct.

The Pumas came back from their loss by beating the EHK Mongoose by 10 to take the game 57 – 47 at the final buzzer on Sunday. Blades destroyed the Mongoose in their earlier encounter on Saturday by 64 – 19 and have sent out a clear message that they want their 8th SuperSeries title.

The Discovery Eagles started their campaign with a 10 point loss against the Westville Wings and a narrow 7 point win over the Cape Town Saints.

The comeback boys from the Eastern Cape Buffalo City Bears struggled to find form losing both their encounters to the Saints by 2 points and the Wings by 22 points and need to go home and put some serious effort into the game if they expect to make the playoffs.

The results and log for Week 1 is as follows
2014 SuperSport Wheelchair Basketball Series Results

Conference Round 1 SuperSeries Pool Playoff

1 Sat 05-Apr

1      10:00  Pool A   Pumas 50 vs Lions 53
2     12:00  Pool A    Blades 64 vs Mongoose 19
3     10:00  Pool B    Bears 44 vs Saints 46
4     12:00  Pool B    Eagles 39 vs Wings 49

Sun 06-Apr

5       9:00 Pool B   Bears 66 vs Wings 44 Bonus Point Wings
6     11:00 Pool B   Eagles 55 vs Saints 48
7     13:00 Pool A   Blades 69 vs Lions 30 Bonus Point Bladerunners
8     15:00 Pool A   Pumas 57 vs Mongoose 47
Upcoming Fixtures 12th & 13th April 2014
9 Sat 12-Apr

11        12:00  Pool A  Lions vs Mongoose Orkney
12     12:00 Pool B    Eagles vs Bears Pretoria
10     14:00  Pool A   Pumas vs Blades Pretoria
11     14:00  Pool B  Wings vs Saints Durban

13 Sun 13-Apr

13      10:00  Pool B  Saints vs Wings Durban
14     10:00  Pool A   Bears vs Eagles Mandeville
15     12:00  Pool B   Blades vs Pumas Mandeville
The Gauteng North Club for the Physically Disabled will host the Discovery Eagles against the Buffalo City Bears with the 2013 finalists Ricoh Pumas taking on the Tshwane Bladerunners with the return clash at the Vodacom Mandeville Indoor Centre on Sunday.

The North West Province host the local clash between the AGA Lions and the EHK Mongoose in Orkney, at the Oppenheimer Sports Centre on Saturday with the Westville Wings taking on the Cape Town Saints in Umlazi at the Queen Mxenge Sports Centre.

Hope to see you all supporting your favourite teams.

Media Report

The weekend of the 21st and 22nd March gave insight to several of the SuperSport Wheelchair Basketball teams strategy and strengths. The likes of the Cape Town Saints, Buffalo City Bears, Mandeville Eagles, AGA Lions, EHK Mongoose and the Westville Wings took to the court at the Vodacom Mandeville Indoor Sports Centre, in hope of winning the Knock Out Series and R 10 000.00 cash prize.

The 2013 runner ups, The AngloGold Ashanti Lions, came out of the starter blocks from where they left off last year and with a big game intensity, dominated the Knock Out Series by beating the Mongoose and the Eagles to take the Knock Out Cup title for 2014 and R10 000.00 prize monies.

A much depleted KZN Wings side showed very little promise as they struggled in the loser round against weaker opponents Buffalo City Bears and the Cape Town Saints to take overall 4th position.

And a heated encounter between the Mongoose and Eagles in there playoff for a finals berth, saw 3 players facing disciplinary action when they were disqualified for fighting and excessive unsportsmanlike conduct

Results 2014 SSWBS Knock Out
G/NO Team A Score Team B Score Comments
1 Eagles  55 Wings 46  
2 Mongoose 58 Saints 36  
3 Lions 61 Bears  19  
G/NO Team A Score Team B Score Comments
4 Wings 55 Saints 46 LG1 vs LG2
5 Mongoose 51 Lions 81 WG2 vs WG3
G/NO Team A Score Team B Score Comments
6 Saints 43 Bears 34 6th
7 Mongoose 50 Eagles 43 3rd
8 Wings 43 Saints 33 4th & 5th 
9 Lions 75 Mongoose 36 1st & 2nd
1st  Lions
2nd Mongoose
3rd Eagles
4th  Wings
5th  Saints
6th  Bears

Wheelchair Basketball Nelson Mandela Metro Eastern Cape log standing

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL NELSON MANDELA METRO

CHAMPIONS CUP DISTRICT LEAGUE

LOG STANDINGS

(as on Monday 10 March 2014)

 

#

TEAM

PLAYED

WON

LOST

FORFEIT

POINTS

1 Londt Park

1

1

0

0

2

2 Motherwell Sky Dreamers

1

0

1

0

1

3 Sumerians

0

0

0

0

0

4 Masibambane

0

0

0

0

0

 

POINTS CLASSIFICATION

 

WIN                 : 2 Points

LOSE                : 1 Point

FORFEIT           : 0 Point

DEFAULT         : 0 Points

 

LEAGUE FORMAT

 

  • Home and Away Round Robin System

 

PROGRAM TECHNICAL OFFICIALS

 

SURNAME

NAME

OFFICIAL

Dulwana Dinilesizwe Referee
Pumzile Panda Referee
Fondini Sibongile Referee
Mehana Tembela Referee
Adam Sicelo Referee
Ncipha Zanele Table Official
Cakwebe Lwando Table Official
Biko Yolanda Table Official
Ncandana Mvuzo Table Official

 

Day 1 of the SuperSeries Knock Out 2014 results

Media Release

Day 1 of the SuperSeries Knock Out saw the Lions dominate game play and securing them selves for a playoff in the finals.

The young Wings team lost its first game to the Discovery Eagles to be relegated into the loser round but made short work of the Cape Town Saints to secure themselves in the 4th and 5th playoff.

After the Gelukspan Mongoose destroyed the Cape Town Saints they could not maintain the same pace and faced a similar fate losing by 57 to 81 points against a clinical AGA Lions outfit. The 2013 Runner ups, with a point to prove, will take on the winners of the Eagles / Mongoose clash, determined to take home the winnings of R 10 000.00 and the Knock Out Champions title for 2014

Results   2014 SSWBS Knock Out – Day 1
Team   A Score Team   B Score Comments
Eagles 55 Wings 46  
Mongoose 58 Saints 36  
Lions 61 Bears 19  
Team   A Score Team   B Score Comments
Wings 55 Saints 46 LG1   vs LG2
Mongoose 57 Lions 81 WG2   vs WG3

 

Fixtures for Saturday, the 22 March, see the playoffs between the Saints and the Bears and the Eagles and the Mongoose  in the losers and winners quarter finals at 09:00 and 10:30 respectfully

Press release for Supersport Series Knockout games

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South African Franchise teams ready for Supersport Series Knockout games

Johannesburg (21 March 2014) –  Six South African franchise Wheelchair Basketball teams will spearhead the challenge at this year’s pre – season Supersport Wheelchair Basketball Series Knockout games currently taking place at the home of Wheelchair Basketball (Vodacom Mandeville Indoor Centre).

The three day tournament will kick start from the 21st till 22rd March 2014.  After the suspension of last year’s defending Champions, Ricoh Pumas and first runner up Tshwane Blade runners, the North West based – outfit, Anglo Gold Ashanti Lions hope to dominate in this year’s pre  – season Supersport Series games.

The two top teams are facing disciplinary action and have been suspended from participating in the competition.

Other teams to campaign for glory at the 2014 pre – season Supersport Series Knockout games are Discovery Eagles, Cape Town Saints, Westville Wings, Buffalo City Bears, Anglo Gold Ashanti Lions and Gelukspan Mangoose.

According to Wheelchair Basketball Director of Operations, Charles Saunders the aim of this competition is to evaluate various development structures and coaches. “Give young players more game time and exposure before the start of the Supersport Series.

Saunders said in the past five years, the Supersport Series Knockout competition has served as a warm up for qualifying franchise teams before the Wheelchair Basketball Supersport Series. Supersport Series is a South African Wheelchair Basketball League.

For  interviews contact WBSA Director of Operations Charles Saunders 082 474 9058 or Chairman of Provinces Richman Ndindwa 074 188 7166/ 074 047 3433.

2014 SuperSeries Knock OUT

Media Release

The pre-season SuperSport Series Knock Out games will take place at the Home of Basketball, The Vodacom Mandeville Indoor Sports Centre, where 6 franchised clubs represented by the  Cape Town Saints, Gelukspan Mongoose, AngloGold Ashanti Lions, The Westville Wings, the Buffalo City Bears and the Discovery Eagles take on each other this 21st and 22nd March 2014.

2013 Winners, The Ricoh Pumas, facing disciplinary action with sister club the Bladerunners, are suspended for the games so runner up AGA Lions look forward to contesting the title for 3rd Annual Knock Out series

Results   2013 SSWBS Knock Out
Team   A Score Team   B Score Comments
Blades 42 Saints 60  
Pumas 80 Eagles 38 Pumas   bonus pt
Wings 59 Mongoose 54  
Lions 82 Amawheelies 48 Lions   bonus pt
Team A
Score

Team B

Score

Comments
Blades 36 Eagles 61  
Saints 39 Pumas 73 Pumas   bonus pt
Wings 37 Lions 64  
Mongoose 58 Amawheelies 57  
Team A
Score

Team B

Score

Comments
Amawheelies 55 Blades 50 7th   & 8th
Mongoose 74 Eagles 68 5th   & 6th
Wings 62 Saints 44 3rd   & 4th
Pumas 68 Lions 66 1st   & 2nd

 

The Lions who narrowly lost the finals to the Pumas by a basket, will be faced with stiff opposition from the Wings and Mongoose.

New comers, The Buffalo City Bears, struggling with many of their star players having moved to the Lions and Eagles, need to stamp their authority at the games in preparation of the 18th Season of the SuperSport Wheelchair Basketball Series.

The Saints, boasting of young U21 sensation, Shane Williams and veteran national player Shawn Hartnick, will lead their charge against a new look Discovery Eagles.

Come join us this weekend where the best of South Africa’s wheelchair gladiators will fight it out for glory

 SuperSeries   Knock Out 2014
Game Day Date Time Pool Team   A vs Team   B Venue
1 Fri 21-Mar 9:00 Knockout Eagles vs Wings Mandeville
2     10:30 Knockout Mongoose vs Saints Mandeville
3     12:00 Knockout Lions vs Bears Mandeville
4     13:30 Knockout Loser   G1 vs Loser   G2 Mandeville
5     15:00 Knockout Winner   G2 vs Winner   G3 Mandeville
Game
Day

Date

Time

Pool

Team A

vs

Team B

Venue
6 Sat   9:00 Knockout Loser   G4 vs Loser   3 Mandeville
7     10:30 Knockout Loser   G5 vs Winner   G1 Mandeville
8     12:00 3rd   & 4th Winner   G4 vs Winner   G6 Mandeville
9     13:30 1st   & 2nd Winner   G7 vs Winner   G5 Mandeville

 

Wheelchair Basketball Nelson Mandela Metro Eastern Cape

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL NELSON MANDELA METRO

CHAMPIONS CUP DISTRICT LEAGUE

LOG STANDINGS

(as on Monday 10 March 2014)

#

TEAM

PLAYED

WON

LOST

FORFEIT

POINTS

1 Londt   Park

1

1

0

0

2

2 Motherwell   Sky Dreamers

1

0

1

0

1

3 Sumerians

0

0

0

0

0

4 Masibambane

0

0

0

0

0

 

POINTS CLASSIFICATION

 

WIN                 : 2 Points

LOSE                : 1 Point

FORFEIT           : 0 Point

DEFAULT         : 0 Points

 

LEAGUE FORMAT

 

  • Home and Away Round Robin      System

 

PROGRAM TECHNICAL OFFICIALS

 

SURNAME

NAME

OFFICIAL

Dulwana Dinilesizwe Referee
Pumzile Panda Referee
Fondini Sibongile Referee
Mehana Tembela Referee
Adam Sicelo Referee
Ncipha Zanele Table   Official
Cakwebe Lwando Table   Official
Biko Yolanda Table   Official
Ncandana Mvuzo Table   Official

 

Newsfeed North West Club Champions

AngloGold Ashanti Sport Club for the Disabled (home of the LIONS) has qualified to defend their SA Club Champions title after been crowned North West Club Champions this afternoon at the Oppenheimer Stadium in Orkney. The beat the Gelukspan Basketball Team (home of the Mongoose) 64 – 22.

Big thanks to our loyal sponsors and supportes

Nelson Mandela Metro Champions Cup League Results Eastern Cape Province

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL NELSON MANDELA METRO

CHAMPIONS CUP DISTRICT LEAGUE

LOG STANDINGS

(as on Monday 10 March 2014)

#

TEAM

PLAYED

WON

LOST

FORFEIT

POINTS

1 Londt   Park

1

1

0

0

2

2 Motherwell   Sky Dreamers

1

0

1

0

1

3 Sumerians

0

0

0

0

0

4 Masibambane

0

0

0

0

0

 

POINTS CLASSIFICATION

 

WIN                 : 2 Points

LOSE                : 1 Point

FORFEIT           : 0 Point

DEFAULT         : 0 Points

 

LEAGUE FORMAT

 

  • Home and Away Round Robin      System

 

PROGRAM TECHNICAL OFFICIALS

 

SURNAME

NAME

OFFICIAL

Dulwana Dinilesizwe Referee
Pumzile Panda Referee
Fondini Sibongile Referee
Mehana Tembela Referee
Adam Sicelo Referee
Ncipha Zanele Table   Official
Cakwebe Lwando Table   Official
Biko Yolanda Table   Official
Ncandana Mvuzo Table   Official