Mixed fortunes for KZN on opening day of SA schools netball tournament

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By Quintin van Jaarsveld

KwaZulu-Natal teams ‘broke even’ on the opening day of the South African Schools Interprovincial All Ages Netball tournament at the Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre in Gamalakhe on Tuesday.

After Monday’s memorable opening ceremony, teams from Under-12 up to Under-18 level took to the courts for the first matchday of the national tournament on Tuesday hoping to get off to a good start.

All but one of the KwaZulu-Natal sides were in action in Pool D. The Under-14s were grouped in Pool A, while all but the Under-13s played two games on the day.

The Under-13s finished the day as the only unbeaten KwaZulu-Natal side after beating Ndlovu 15-7 in their only match.

The majority of the teams from the hosting province finished Day One with a 50 percent win record.

The Under-18s lost 24-17 to Yellowwood and beat Diamonds 27-21.

The Under-17s failed to open their account as they suffered back-to-back defeat to Willows (18-13) and Ndlovu (21-11).

The Under-16s narrowly lost 13-12 to Ndlovu and beat Diamonds 13-10, the Under-15s lost 11-4 to Ndlovu and beat Diamonds 14-6, the Under-14s beat Ikhala 16-11 and lost 20-11 to Delta and the Under-12s lost 11-10 to Willows and 14-6 to Ndlovu.

Names of participating teams:

Gauteng:
Lambda
Delta
Gamma

Western Cape:
Willows
Cedars
Oaks

Free State:
Cheetahs
Jaguars
Lynx

North West:
Mooka
Impala
Bakwena

Mpumalanga:
Ndlovu
Inyathi
Bhejane

Eastern Cape:
Ikhude
Iqhala

Northern Cape:
Rubies
Diamonds

KZN:
Sharks
Dolphins

Limpopo:
Yellowwood
Baobab

Logs and full results:

LOGS POOL A Tuesday

LOGS POOL B Tuesday

LOGS POOL C Tuesday

LOGS POOL D Tuesday

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