Windhoek Gymnasium and Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaat Skool (Affies) have been setting the pace in the Capricorn Group Schools Netball League which is nearing its conclusion.
After league matches at Windhoek Gymnasium’s courts over the weekend, Windhoek Gymnasium are leading the u19 and u14 categories, while Affies are leading the u17 and u15 categories. Walvis Bay Private School are leading the u13 category and Tsumeb Gimnasium the u12 category.
In the u19 category, Windhoek Gymnasium won all three their matches over the weekend to go to the top of the log.
They comfortably beat Elnatan 38-11 and Ella du Plessis 33-24, before pipping Windhoek High School 30-29 in a thriller that went down to the wire.
In the latter match Windhoek Gym seemed to be cruising to victory when they led 18-13 at halftime and 25-20 by the end of the third quarter, but WHS made a great comeback, before losing the match by a single point.
Those three wins put Windhoek Gymnasium at the top of the log on 27 points – just ahead of A Shipena Secondary School on points difference.
A Shipena won two matches against Affies (29-26) and Elnatan (32-20), but lost 34-16 to Pro Ed Academy and are now second on the log, also on 27 points, but with an inferior points aggregate to Windhoek Gymnasium.
Ella du Plessis are third on 24 points, after picking up two victories against Moria Private School (32-19) and Pro-Ed Academy (31-27), while WHS are fourth on 22 points after beating Moria 34-16, and Rehoboth High School 34-11.
Pro-Ed, who also beat Elnatan 30-13, are fifth on 19 points, while Affies, who also beat Tsumeb Gimnasium 40-16 and Rehoboth 43-21, are sixth on 19 points.
They are followed by Wavis Bay Private School on 15 points, Elnatanon 12, Moria on 10, Okahandja on 6, Tsumeb Gimnasium on 3 and Rehoboth on zero points.
The final round of league matches take place at Otjiwarongo and Stampriet this coming weekend, before the Top 8 playoffs take place on 25 and 26 August.
In the u17 category, Affies lead the log on 39 points, but they have completed their fixtures and can still be caught by Windhoek Gymnasium (36 points) and WHS (33), who both have three matches in hand.
Affies lead the u15 log on 31 points, but they can still be caught by WHS who are on 25, but have two matches in hand, while Windhoek Gymnasium are third on 24.
Windhoek Gymnasium lead the u14 log on six points, followed by Pro-Ed, WHS and Affies, who are all on three points.
Walvis Bay Private School lead the u13 log on 30 points, followed by Windhoek Gymnasium (27) and Affies (24), while Tsumeb Gimnasium lead the u12 log on 18 points, followed by Affies and Windhoek Gymnasium on 15 points each.