Monthly Archives: May 2015

Double for Westlake over Rangitoto College

Westlake’s Matthew Freeman

Westlake Boys High School ended the unbeaten run of Rangitoto College in the Auckland Secondary Schools Premier competition on Monday night. Continue reading

Tall Blacks quartet star in Europe


La Bruixa d’Or Manresa pulled off the upset of the season in the final round of the Spanish League regular season beating perennial powerhouse Real Madrid (27-6), on their own court, 90-80 Continue reading

Another Fotu heading for the USA


Ella Fotu has become the second member of her family to earn a scholarship at an American college. Continue reading

Rosmini College defeat St Kentigern College

Rosmini College is now 2-2 in the Auckland Premier Basketball competition after a 74-68 home victory against St Kentigern College. Continue reading

Kiwis Abroad

As reported last week the clubs of the three Tall Blacks players based in Spain are each embroiled in the Liga Endesa (Spanish League) relegation battle.

FIBA Stankovic Cup - Angola v Tall Blacks, 8 August 2011

The penultimate round of the regular season pitched 15th placed Gipuzkoa against 16th placed Sevilla, Tom Abercrombie against Kirk Penney. Continue reading

Rangitoto College now 3-0


Rangitoto College Boys moved to 3-0 on Auckland Secondary Schools Premier Basketball ladder after an entertaining 105-76 home victory over Auckland Grammar. Continue reading

WBC Tournament 2 Review


After three days of high quality basketball we now know the top six teams that will contest the play-off rounds of the 2015 Women’s Basketball Championship at Finals weekend in Porirua next month. Harbour Breeze, Waikato Wizards and Auckland Counties Manukau Lady Hawks will join the three South Island teams, Probands Nelson Sparks, Oceana Gold Rush Otago and NZ Home Loans Canterbury Wildcats. Continue reading

Women’s Basketball Championship Day 1


The team registering the biggest gain on the opening day of Tournament 2 of the 2015 Women’s Basketball Championships in Christchurch was Oceana Gold Rush Otago. Emphasising the closeness of the competition Otago was the only team to record two wins on the day. The double moved them up to second on the overall standings with a 6-1 record. Continue reading

Webster finding his Groove

A large points haul a couple of weeks ago has quickened the scoring pulse of Corey Webster. It was only a friendly encounter in Greece against PAOK that Webster knocked down 27 points but it was just the tonic the Tall Blacks point guard needed. Back in Serbia he has scored 49 points in three outings for his club Mega Leks in the Serbian Super League.

Last week the Tall Blacks guard scored 16 points in the loss to Metalac Farmakom. This was followed by 12 points in the 41 points demolition of Tamis.

On Monday Webster sunk 5 from 7 triples on his way to a game high 21 points as Leks improved their record to 2-3 to move up to fifth (8 teams) in the Super league.

With games coming thick and fast Leks play again on Thursday at FMP Belgrade who have the same 2-3 record

Little Joy for Tall Blacks abroad this week.


Mega Leks picked up its first win in the Serbian Super League defeating Tamis 102-61, a damaging 26-11 second quarter consigned Tamis to their fourth straight loss. Continue reading