BDF v Women Beat Avengers

| June 15, 2015

BDF VI eased to a comfortable 65-37 victory over Avengers in the women’s Basketball League match played the BNYC Indoor Court on Saturday (June 13).

The champions piled pressure on the league new-comers from the onset and opened a 21-7 lead in the first quarter with the dynamic pair of Orapeleng Leagajang and Resego Moepeng leading the onslaught.

Moepeng top-scored with a total of 16 points, while point-guard, Leagajang contributed 15 in an easy afternoon for the army side.

Moepeng shot BDF ahead with a three-pointer in the first quarter and they never looked back with Onalenna Banda, Pamela Chirwa and Gofaone Ngwenya also registering their names in the score sheet.

Katlego Mogae joined the act with a total of eight points in the second quarter as BDF widened their lead to 36-14. It was evident that Avengers were struggling to match their opponents’ pace and sharpness.

While they worked hard to close the BDF attacks, they were often times too slow to turn defence into offence after they regained possession.

The match continued as a one-sided episode in the third quarter with Leagajang and Moepeng taking turns to torment Avengers.

However, the rookies finally got their act together in the last quarter, which they won 14-10 and by then, the margin was too big to close. Avengers coach, Raymond Madzudzo said he was happy with how his team played despite losing the match.

“Generally, I was happy with our performance. My players have not played basketball for a long time, it was only our fourth match in the league but we did well. Mostly I was happy with our defence, we did not have much time to work on our offence,” he said.

He said they concentrated on the defence to avoid losing by a big margin because BDF was a g team.

About their performance in the league so far, Madzudzo said the team was now playing as a unit and they were going to target a top four finish. BDF coach, Kenosi Moruakgomo said they knew that their opponents were not fast so they used speed to get the better of them.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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