Oh so close for U17 Women at World’s

NZ U17 team

The New Zealand team couldn’t quite cap off a fantastic comeback against European heavyweights Hungary at the U17 World Cup in Belarus last night.

Down 22 points and without three injured players the Kiwis staged a remarkable comeback to almost steal the win before going down 68-60.

Queensland based guard Tara Manumaleuga paced the Kiwis with a game high 23 points as she, Sharne Pupuke-Robati (13 rebounds), Charlisse Leger-Walker (10 points & 10 rebounds), Helen Mathews (7 points & 3 steals) and Tayla Dalton played massive minutes in the second half to lead the fight back.

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One thought on “Oh so close for U17 Women at World’s

  1. Guy Smiley says:

    I think this is a brilliant effort, to stay within 10 of a top European team needs to be applauded. Gusty effort with the injuries, hopefully they can cause an upset against Argentina.

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