Sean Lemon lands 51 points in Canterbury Schools action


A relatively truncated week of Canterbury High School Hoops action still produced some memorable games.

Daniel Griebel only scored three points, but he made sure they would not be forgotten, winning the #McDs Thomson Trophy game for his Riccarton team 77-76 in overtime against Lincoln. Lincoln High had a  54-59 lead after three quarters, with Cody Wareham again scoring easily (31p). Jamie Atkinson and Kyle Koster both had 13p for Lincoln. Riccarton was paced by Cody Chapman’s 17p, with Owen Ou (14p) and Max Paulin (12p) also scoring well for the visitors.

Sean Lemon had a huge scoring output – 51 points – as his Ellesmere Boys’ team made up for a disappointing game last week in a resounding 101-53 win over Hornby, and will be favoured in their week seven matchup against Rangiora New Life.

Megan Shannon had a double-double for Avonside – 28 points and 11 steals! Molly Cockburn (19p) and Hayley Forster (16p) helped the Lady Eagles to a hard fought 75-48 win, where they only pulled away in the second half against Hillmorton.


Week seven is officially an empty week in Division Two of the Whelan Competition, but we have a deferred game to include here. There’s no Dowson Cup challenge, with Cashmere winning both of their matchups in week five. Our Thomson Trophy Game of the Week may be Marques Whippy’s final time coaching his Hillmorton team, so we expect emotions to be high when they host a Burnside team desperate for a win. Middleton Grange is an underdog in the Phil Burns Cup Challenge game against Rangi Ruru, while Ashburton has the longest trip of the night – heading to Rangiora in the Whelan Trophy Game of the Week.

From James Lissaman

Week Five Results

Whelan Division II

St. Margaret’s 91-30 Marian

Avonside 75-48 Hillmorton

Villa Maria 63-47 Papanui

Lincoln 20-0 Burnside (default)

Ellesmere 77-35 Te Pā


Whelan Division I

Kaiapoi 76-45 Cashmere

Rangi Ruru 92-58 Rangiora

Christchurch Girls’ 75-32 Cashmere

Thomson Division II

Papanui 91-86 Linwood

Ashburton 82-76 St. Thomas

Riccarton 77-76 Lincoln

Ellesmere 101-53 Hornby

Cathedral 85-63 Rangiora New Life


Thomson Division I

St. Andrew’s 76-70 St. Bede’s

Shirley 105-78 Burnside

Middleton Grange 85-58 Christchurch Boys’

Cashmere 83-54 Christ’s

Rangiora 86-76 Hillmorton

Cashmere 94-49 St. Andrew’s

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