Monthly Archives: June 2014

Wrap of Second WBC Tournament

The second of three tournaments to decide the 2014 Women’s Basketball Championship (WBC) was held in Auckland at the weekend. Continue reading


WBC Day 2 Review

So who were the movers and shakers on day two of the second WBC tournament of 2014 being held at the Alan Brewster Centre, Papatoetoe?

Gold Rush Otago and Auckland/Counties Manukau Lady Hawks certainly came away with smiles, so did the Junior Tall Ferns as all three registered a couple of wins. The Hawks eased past Canterbury Wildcats 64-84 in the morning but in the afternoon had a much tighter encounter against Waikato Wizards. Continue reading

WBC Day 1 Review

The opening game of the second WBC tournament of 2014 featured hosts Auckland/Counties Manukau Lady Hawks against Waitakere Lady Rangers. The Hawks established an early 20-12 lead, stretched that to 40-20 by half time and cruised to a solid 83-50 victory. Kalani Purcell was in dominant form for the Hawks posting 26 points on 10 from 19 from the field. Sisters Natalie Taylor and Hailey Purcell chimed in with 16 points and 11 points respectively, coach Tania Hunter able to give all her bench court time in the second half. The Lady Rangers shot just 31% from the floor, only Millie Nathan and Wuanyei Ah-Hing scoring double figures. Continue reading

Rookie of the Week for Round 9

If Super City Rangers forward Tohi Smith-Milner could stay out of foul trouble he is capable of putting up some serious numbers as the Rangers head into their final five NBL games. Continue reading

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WBC Preview Part Two

The current top five teams on the WBC standings will all fancy their chances of not only gaining a top six play-off berth but also winning the round robin series. Harbour Breeze and Waikato Wizards have a slight advantage as they both have yet to play the Junior Tall Ferns. These games regardless of the result are recorded as wins to the opposition as the JTF fixtures are none competition games. Continue reading

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WBC Preview Part One

The second WBC tournament is being held in Auckland this coming weekend.

Five of the teams boast a 3-1 record following the first tournament held in Christchurch early last month and barring a collapse in form should have no problem securing a top six berth and a place in the play-offs. Continue reading

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Otago’s Sam King showing form and fitness

I caught up with Otago Nuggets forward Sam King on Saturday.

The former Breakers Academy player was in Auckland helping the Otago Nuggets secure an important 96-93 road win Continue reading

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