NZ U17 Men and Women face Australia in Oceania Champs Final

U17 Girls v Oz

The U17 Women overcame a slow first quarter before pulling away from Samoa to win 84-26. A balanced scoring effort saw Hannah Matehaere, Arielle Williams and NZ 3x3international Ashlee Strawbridge score 12 points apiece.

New Zealand 84 – H Matehaere 12/9r, A Williams 12 A Strawbridge 12,  J Moors 11/7stl, C O’Connell 7, R Fourie 7, O Williams 7, C Marama 6, P Mason 2, E Paleaae-Cook 1/6r

Samoa 26 – J Quarter 9, K Niu 8

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U17 Men v Samoa

The U17 Men had an equally impressive win downing Samoa 95-37 with Cantabrian Mac Stoddard in eye-catching form with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Reihana Maxwell-Topia also grabbed a double-double adding 11 rebounds to 11 points.

Connor Ngan knocked down five triples on his way to 16 points.

New Zealand 95 – M Stodard 18/10r, C Ngan 16, R Maxwell-Topia 11/11r, S Murphy 10, Z Stallworth 9, H Payne 9, A McNaught 8/7a, R Coman 7, R Royce 5, F Lally 2

Samoa 37 – H Scanlan 14, D Matautia 8

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