Tshwane Suns vs Mpumalanga Rhinos

Tshwane Suns 74 - 61 M. Rhinos
02 Sep 2016 - 18:30Wembley Indoor Arena

Nightly Notables

Everisto Pasipamire posted a double- double against the Rhinos with 12 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks proving to be the most efficient player on the floor with a rating of 27.

Highest scorer would be Tshepo Matsie with 15 points but it would be Mduduzi Mhkonto who would be named MVP, as he created the spark that gave the Suns the lead in the 3rd quarter.


The Suns would struggle in the first half but it was Everisto Pasipamire who would keep the Suns in the game tallying up 10 points and 8 rebounds in the opening half.

We had a lapse in concentration and mental focus - Coach George Makena

Despite the team’s offensive struggles at the start of the game, Suns managed to tap into what has been their strength in previous years -defense, and being a threat from the 3 point line.Securing boards and blocking shots, the team collected 44 rebounds in total while Mduduzi Mkhonto and Tshepo Matsie kept the score board ticking. In the first half the team shot 15% from beyond the arc, but were red hot, making 42% of their long range attempts in the second half – a definite and timely improvement. 

Fun Facts

  • Cecil Mkhwashu and Lesiba Makinta played their first BNL 2016 game and combined for 5points
  • Tshwane Suns bench has  consistently scored 30 or more points a game.
  • Over a span of 3 games, the team’s bench is scoring 47.2% of the team’s points.

Taking care of the ball

Outside shooting