Monthly Archives: August 2013

News from the First Sky City Breakers Press Conference of the Season

The SKY CITY Breakers hosted their first media conference of the new season today, so whatdid we learn? Judging by the number of press in attendance, interest in the SKY CITY Breakers certainly hasn’t diminished in the off season. Continue reading

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Auckland Schools Premier Basketball Semi-Final Results

Results of games played at NSEC tonight.

Boys;

Westlake Boys High School 93, Auckland Grammar 60

Rosmini College 95, Rangitoto College 78

Girls;

Rangitoto College 68, Massey High School 45

Westlake Girls High School 78, Mount Albert Grrammar 70

Breakers Development Players Selections Cause Debate

On the face of it the SKY CITY Breakers Development Player selections for the 2013-2014 ANBL season are a little contentious.

The selection of Jack Salt is no surprise given his rise to prominence in the past twelve months and also given that we have very few talented 6’10” players in New Zealand. The other three selections, Continue reading

Harbour Men Beat Counties

The Mens under 23 final featured the top two qualifiers from pool two, both teams having eliminated the top contenders from pool one in the semi finals and both teams cruising to big wins. Harbour had edged Counties in pool play by ten points but that margin meant nothing heading into the winner takes all final. Continue reading

Harbour Complete Double

Winning the under 23 Womens National title in Tauranga was arguably more difficult than the Mens in terms of the physical load on the players. The mens competition was divided into two pools of six, therefore teams were faced with five round robin games and two play off games – seven games in total with just a single outing on the final day. Continue reading

Womens Finalists Found at Under 23’s

The Womens Under 23 Final to be played later today will be between North Harbour and Waikato. The two teams progressed to the final in differing fashion, the Harbour team cruising past Canterbury, the Waikato team winning a really tight game against Capital. Continue reading

Harbour join Counties in Final

The second semi between unbeaten North Harbour and Porirua promised to be a tight affair but Harbour got out the blocks the quickest leading 21-12 at quarter time. Continue reading

Mens Semi-finalist Found at Under 23’s

Qualification for semi final places from the Under 23 Mens Pool 1 was decided by two local derbies on day 3. Waitakere West took on Auckland and Wellington clashed with Porirua.

The two capital teams were evenly matched at half time but Porirua forged ahead in the third term. Continue reading

Harbour & Counties progress on Day 3

North Harbour secured top spot in Men’s pool 1, In the early game on day 3 but in order to do so they had to overcome a very committed Canterbury team. The scores were tied 45-45 at three quarter time, Harbour eventually edging a tight opne 62-56. Continue reading

Under 23 Nationals: Day 2

North Harbour are the early pace setters at the Mens Under 23 Nationals in Tauranga. Early on day two they had a decisive 103-93 victory over Counties Manukau (2-1)to take their record to 3-0. Two of the individual stars of the tournament went head to head, Isaac Fotu (29 points) leading the Harbour assault and getting the better of Reuben Te Rangi (12 points). Continue reading