Limpopo Pride vs Tshwane Suns

Limpopo Pride 73 - 85 Tshwane Suns
17 Sep 2016 - 17:00Wembley Indoor Arena

Nightly Notables 

Celumusa Stenga Khumalo – our match MVP had an efficiency of 33. Leading the team offensively and defensively scoring 19 points while recording 6 assists , 5 steals and 6 rebounds.

Everisto Pasipamire was one of the game changers who  up until the 5 minute mark of the 4th quarter  had only 2 points after experiencing foul trouble. He would return into the game to score 18 points points to total 20 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block. Everisto had an efficiency rate of 20.

Malakia Loate served up 17 points , 3 assists and 2 steals making some timely baskets and was 42,86% (3/7) from the 3 point line.

Coming into the game, the team knew that it would not be easy but they accepted the challenge. It would be a match up between two coaches from the same community , two coaches who are the pride and joy of Pretoria basketball. Coach George and Coach Tumi would meet in an anticipated match up. This game saw 11 lead changes and 9 ties, a testament of how competitive the game was.In total the Suns lead for 7:36 out of a 45 minute game , while Limpopo dominated 82% of the match.However after facing another overtime experience ( this being the second of the season) a double digit gap was opened to win the game.

Injury Report 

Captain Mlungisi Shongwe will be out for 2 weeks under strict monitoring with a bruised rib

Vice-Captain Tich Mabiza will be expected back in action in 2 weeks  after a 4th metacarpal fracture on the left hand