Hornets go top

HARARE - Harare City Hornets shot to the top of the Harare Basketball Association League (HBA) following a convincing 93-60 win over HLF Raiders over the weekend.

Hornets are now tied on 17 points with second placed Foxes but they have a better head-to-head having beaten their rivals earlier this season.

Duncan Shenje led from the front with 16 points, eight rebounds and two steals pulling down some strong boards, helping Hornets transition quickly, with Warren Tegama chipping in with 14 points and eight steals while Agrippa Masvisvi pulled 12 points en-route to a big win.

Hornets assistant coach Mike Nhira cherished the magnitude of their win saying: “We played according to our game plan. The boys put up a good show. We were more clinical in our shooting as compared to our previous match.

“We need to stay focused. We are taking each game at a time. We are now looking forward to our next match.”

In other matches Cameo beat Yadah 50-37 while Hustlers went down 50-62 to JBC. JBC are on third place on the log table but crucially they have a game in hand having played one game less over their rivals.

Results:

Men’s A League:  Cameo 50, Yadah 37; GV Rockets 53, JBC 64; Harare City Hornets 93, HLF Raiders 60; Arcadia Bucs 51, Varsity Leopards 54; Arcadia Bucs 100, Yadah Lions 39; Hustlers 50, JBC 62;

Men’s B League: GV Rockets Academy 28, Raiders B 45; Assassins 71, GN Pistons 51; Vikings 48, Mbare Bulls 41; Bindura University 55, Chitown Warriors 51; El Galacticos 51 Cousins 41; Gladiator Knights 65, South Side Ballers 53; Swagou 43, Mabvuku Basketball Club 40; Arcadia Bucs B 95, Citizens 26; Cousins 50, Assassins 61; Drifters 41, Harare Sons 52; South Side Ballers 56, FML 49; Gladiator Knights 69, Glen Norah Pistons 58; El Galacticos 48, Chitown Warriors 56

Women’s League: Raiders 39, JBC 46; Lady Lynx 18, Harare City Hornets 53; Falcons 37, Chinhoyi University 30; Mabvuku Basketball Club 49, FML 22, JBC 43;