NZ U17’s have to settle for silver at Oceania Champs

U17 Men

The Aon Under 17 Men and Women have had to settle for silver medals at the FIBA Under 17 Oceania Championship in New Caledonia on Saturday.

Australia claimed both gold medals after the New Zealand Women were defeated 88-41 and the Kiwi Men lost 85-56.

Despite the defeats New Zealand has achieved its main objective of claiming a place at the FIBA Under 18 Asian Championship in 2020 where they will be the Oceania representatives alongside Australia.

Men’s Final Score: New Zealand Men 56 Australia 85

New Zealand 56 – M Stodard 15, H Payne 12, C Ngan 7, R Coman 7, E Vaigafa 4, A McNaught 3, S Murphy 3, F Lally 2, R Maxwell-Topia 2, Z Stallworth 1

Australia 85 – J Giddey 25, T Wigness 12, B Bayles 12

Women’s Final Score: New Zealand 41 Australia 88

New Zealand 41 – E Tahata 8, A Williams 7, A Strawbridge 5/5rebs, P Mason 5, O Williams 4, R Fourie 4, C O’Connell 3, S Adams 3, J Moors 2

Australia 88 – J Melbourne 21, G Potter 15

Full report

U17 Womens huddle

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