Monthly Archives: December 2018

NZ U15 Boys thump Guam

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New Zealand U15 Boys made a good start at the FIBA Oceania U15 Champs in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday beating Guam 131-41.

All twelve Kiwis got on the scoresheet with Head Coach Morgan Maskell able to give all his players decent court time – no player on court for more than twenty-five minutes.

New Zealand led 26-10 at quarter time and steadily built their advantage thereafter.

Cantabrian Hunter Adam led the New Zealand scoring with 23 points – seven players posting double figures.

New Zealand play hosts PNG on Wednesday.

NZ 131 – H Adam 23, Z Riley 15, S Tawera 15, R Trego 13, J Thompson 12, L Kerr 11, T Gapare 10, J De Young 9, B Gold 8, J Book 6, E Skelton 5, A McBirney-Griffin 4


The Fotu’s are firing

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The Fotu brothers have been in great form of late.

Prior to the FIBA international break Isaac Fotu had enjoyed a couple of standout games for his German club Ratiopharm Ulm.

Isaac scored 15 points on 6 from 9 shooting as Ulm lost a tight encounter with Monaco going down 84-81 in EuroCup action. Ulm (3-5) will have to win both of their two remaining pool games to advance to the next round starting with a home game against Andorra next Tuesday.

The Tall Blacks power forward followed that with a high octane 18 points (8/12FG, 2/2FT), 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals as Ulm gained a much-needed win in the Bundesliga against Telekom Basket. The win, just the third in the German League for Ulm this season, improved their record to 3-5.

Isaac’s efficient scoring efforts were more than matched by younger brother Dan at the weekend.

The 19 year-old is earning more and more minutes in his freshman season at St Mary’s College California. Dan rewarded coach Randy Bennett for displaying confidence in him by putting together a perfect shooting display as the Gaels stunned California Golden Bears winning 84-71. Fotu’s numbers were highly impressive knocking down 4 from 4 threes, his only two-pointer and both of his free throws – seven shots with zero misses in 21 minutes on court.

Dan Fotu