30 Jul 2013 07:30
WINDHOEK, 30 JUL (NAMPA) The Windhoek Gymnasium (WHK Gym) Netball Club retained their lead on the Bank Windhoek Schools Netball Super League after beating the Walvis Bay Private High School (WBPHS) in Walvis Bay over the weekend.
The inaugural Bank Windhoek Schools Netball Super League commenced on 07 July and will conclude during the first week of August this year.
The league was initiated with the aim of providing schools with the opportunity to improve the standard of netball. The league is also endorsed by the Namibia Schools Sport Union (NSSU) and as a result, the top eight teams of the NSSU Netball league will automatically qualify for the Super League.
Bank Windhoek said in a media statement issued on Monday that Round Six of the league was played in four towns - namely, Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Otjiwarongo and Stampriet over the past week.
The log leaders defeated their opponents by 44 points to 18 to strongly mark their number one spot with 18 points, after winning all their nine games of play thus far.
WHK Gym are now four points ahead of Tsumeb Gymnasium in second position.
The Tsumeb team, however, have an advantage of one game in hand, but lost one match in an earlier encounter.
The two outstanding matches which will balance nine games of play for all teams will be played next week between WBPHS and Tsumeb Gym, as well as Windhoek Afrikaans Private (WAP) school from Windhoek against Elnatan from Stampriet.
The top four teams will go through to the play-offs for the A-division, while the next four will be playing in the B-division final.
The semi-finals and finals will be played in Windhoek on 09 and 10 August.
Dr Lemmer High School from Rehoboth is at the bottom of the log with zero points after nine games played.
The league's winning schools will win netball equipment for their respective schools, sponsored by Bank Windhoek.
The full log standing is:
WHK Gym 9 9 0 0 18
Tsumeb Gym 8 7 1 0 14
Elnatan 8 6 2 0 12
WHK High School9 6 3 0 12
WBPS 8 4 3 1 9
WAP 8 4 4 0 8
Edugate (Otjiwarongo) 9 3 5 1 7
Agri College (Grootfontein) 9 2 7 0 4
Keetmanshoop PS9 1 8 0 2
Dr Lemmer 9 0 9 0 0