Greenstars finally ended their winless run in the Harare Basketball League (HBA) Super 8 League with an impressive 69-57 win against former national champions Harare City Hornets ladies 69-57 in an entertaining encounter at the City Sports Centre on Unity Day.
The Girls High School side had to work hard for their win as Harare City had the biggest lead before half time leading 28-11 before they fought back to reduce the deficit from 17 to 12 points by halftime.
The second quarter was a better one for the Greenstars as they scored 21 points from 17 turnovers committed by Hornets.
Greenstars had four key performers, Tanaka Mushe (16 points, 11 rebounds), Aunt Gavaza (18 points, seven assists), Lynette Tanhira (13 points, 10 rebounds) and Precious Moyo (11 points).
In other HBA Women Super 6 League games, defending national champions Vixens handed UZ Sparks their first loss of the league beating them 59-51.
Reigning MVP Ellen Chikoto weighed in with 18 points while Nomsa Dzobo contributed more by scoring a 10 points and 14 rebounds double-double.
JBC continued to add misery to the Bunnies outfit, beating them 64-51.
JBC continue fine run
In the men’s category JBC registered their eighth win in as many games afterbeating former champions Hornets 76-55.
Freddie Alick led the scoring with 18 points while Panashe Kaduya continued to rack up double-double figures with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Arcadia Bucs continued their fine run after dispatching defending champions last weekend by holding off Leopards.
Three of the Buc’s five starters had double figures with Ronald Chitendeya scoring 12, Agrippa Masvisvi leading with 16, and former BNLSA champion Dumisani Moyo scoring 10.
Nixon Mawire led rebounding with 10.
UZ Stars handed defending champions Foxes another loss beating them 72-69.
The HBA Super 6 League will resume on January 14 after a festive break.
Meanwhile, Unity Day was characterized by various Basketball activities around the country.
In addition to week eight of the HBA Super 6 League at City Sports Centre in Harare, other competitions included the Rambo Tournament in Kwekwe and the B&C League tournament in Bulawayo at Khanyisile Sports Club.
In Bulawayo, Lakers Supermed won the B&C League Unity Day tournament in Bulawayo beating Gwanda Rebels 25-22 with Keith Ndlovu being crowned MVP.
In Kwekwe Primero de Mythical of Kwekwe edged Wolves of Gweru 37-34 in the Final of the Rambo Tournmamt held at Zisco Sports Club in Redcliffe Kwekwe.