Foxes, Hornets fine run continues

HARARE - Foxes and Harare City Hornets have maintained their stranglehold on the Harare Basketball Association in the respective men and women leagues where they enjoy a single and five point leads.

Log leaders Foxes accounted for Raiders 74-57 at Richwood on Sunday while second-placed Harare City Hornets (men) kept on pressure with a 69-46 win over Rockets at City Sports Centre on Sunday.

Hornets will be banking on their game in hand as they seek to get back into pole position on the log.

In a show of character, Foxes outsmarted Raiders in a closely-contested encounter where Tatenda Maturure outscored everyone with a contribution of 22 points.

A powerful combination for the Foxes pair of Tatenda Tswatswa and Paul Kashishi outweighed Maturure’s efforts with the two players contributing 19 points each.

Chris Nadolo, Nathan Warikandwa and Russell Matanhire weighed in with 11 points each for the log leaders.

In the women’s section, Harare City Hornets massacred Rookies 128-4 in week 15 action which took place at City Sports Centre on Saturday.

On the other hand, the promotional league is beginning to take shape with the Assassins looking set to join promotion to the elite league come 2018/19 season.

Assassins dismissed new boys Chitown Warriors 51-30 while Southside clobbered Rhinos 20-0.

HBA Weekend Results:

Women’s League: Hornets 128- 4 Rookies, Bucs 42- 57 Sparks, Raiders 58- 28 Hustlers, G Academy 42- 42 Mabvuku, Cousins 16- 26 Rookies, Lynx 39- 26 FML, JBC 41- 40 Sparks.

Men’s League: Varsity 50- 46 Cameo, JBC 69- 15 Yadah, Cheetahs 32- 50 Hustlers, Foxes 74- 57 Raiders, Hornets 69- 46 Rockets.

Promo League: Mabvuku 48-36, Galacticos 68- 54 Bulls, Assassins 51-30 Chitown, Chinhoyi 40- 46 Southside, Knights 30- 44 Bindura, Swagou 24- 41 Knights, FML 47- 56 Pistons, Southside 20- 0 Rhinos.

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