Nkulumane Girls Win Petra Invitational

Nkulumane girls basketball edged Ihlathi 17-13 in the Petra Girls Basketball Invitational tourney final in Bulawayo on Saturday.

En route to the final Nkulumane suffered an 8-6 pool defeat to Bulawayo Convent before regrouping and posting wins against Gateway, Harare Convent, Girls College, Watershed and Arundel. The biggest win coming against Girls College: Nkulumane 32-02 Girls College.

Peterhouse Girls were at the mercy of Nkulumane in the semi-finals bowing out of the title run with a 6-23 defeat. Bulawayo Convent failed to set-up a final similar to their earlier pool game against Nkulumane as they lost 03-09 to Ihlathi in the first semi-final.

The two teams – Nkulumane and Ihlathi – struggled to convert at the hoop resulting in a low scoring final, with 17-13 proving enough for Nkulumane to claim the 14 team feast.

Bulawayo Convent finished third after winning another low scoring match against Peterhouse Girls which ended 08-03.

Petra Girls Basketball Invitational Final Positions 2014
Position School
1 Nkulumane
2 Ihlathi
3 Dominican Convent Bulawayo
4 Peterhouse Girls
5 Dominican Convent Harare
6 Kyle College
7 Petra High
8 Arundel School
9 Girls College
10 Lomagundi College
11 Gateway High
12 South Eastern College
13 The Heritage
14 Watershed College