The Sunday Mail
VIXENS survived by the skin of their teeth to beat Harare City Hornets 44-41 and maintain their steady march towards the defence of their provincial title during Week 16 of the Harare Basketball Association (HBA) Super Six League on Sunday.
In what turned out to be a low-scoring affair, Nyasha Katsatse finished with a team-high 10 points, three steals and two rebounds.
Tracy Makovere chipped in with nine points and four rebounds.
For Harare City Hornets, Samantha Jemwa fought the lone battle up front, as she finished with a game-high 14 points, two rebounds and one assist.
The duo of Kudzanai Maurukira and Thelma Goredema chipped in with nine and eight points, respectively.
The win puts Vixens on 27 points at the apex of the HBA Super Six League log standings, as they scored their 12th straight victory of the campaign.
UZ Sparks had a 20-0 walkover victory over Greenstars and find themselves in second place.
They trail the log leaders by a single point.
JBC, who beat Bunnies 66-57, are third with 23 points.
Harare City Hornets (20), Bunnies (19) and Greenstars wrap up the women’s standings.
In the men’s category, JBC stretched their unbeaten run in the competition to 15 games by beating the Bucs 64-62.
The men’s title favourites are eight points clear of second-placed Leopards Academy and have a perfect record of 30 points from 15 matches.
Leopards Academy themselves survived a slight scare to emerge 65-54 victors Foxes to put their points tally to 22 points from 15 games.
Harare City Hornets, who beat UZ Stars 83-67, are also on 22 points from the same number of games but find themselves in third place on the log table.
Bucs (21), Foxes (20) and UZ Stars (19) continue to be dragged down to the relegation battle as they occupy the last three places.
UZ Sparks 20-0 Greenstars
Harare City Hornets 41-44 Vixens
Bunnies 57-66 JBC
UZ Stars 67-83 Harare City Hornets
Foxes 64-65 Leopards Academy
Bucs 62-64 JBC