Category Archives: WBC

Cal Berkeley and NZ Premiers thrill large crowd

Cal and Premiers

Photo courtesy of Mollie McClure

The University of California, Berkeley Golden Bears and New Zealand Premiers put on a cracking exhibition of women’s basketball at North Shore Events Centre on Sunday.

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Daysh and Murphy added to NZ Premier Women’s team

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The New Zealand Premier team to take on the Penina Davidson led University of California, Berkley at North Shore Events Centre on Sunday shows a couple of changes from that originally named.

Harbour Breeze guard Georgia Agnew has been nursing a leg injury for a while and following an arduous Tall Ferns tour has been forced to withdraw from the team. Her place has been taken by livewire Capital Swish guard Luye Murphy.

In addition Waikato Wizards guard has pulled out due to college commitments. The Premier team have opted to improve their rebounding arsenal by calling in Tauranga City Coasters forward Makayla Daysh.

Daysh was outstanding at the Women’s Basketball Championship finals in Christchurch leading the competition in scoring (18.0 points per game) and rebounding (14.4 per game).

The game will tip off on August 13th at 4.00pm at North Shore Events Centre and tickets are still available.

NZ Premier Team

Makayla Daysh (Tauranga City Coasters)

Deena Franklin (Harbour Breeze)

Hayley Gray (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)

Charlisse Leger-Walker (Waikato Wizards)

Luye Murphy (Capital Swish)

Esra McGoldrick (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)

Sariah Penese (Capital Swish)

Connie Poletti (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)

Sharne Pupuke-Robati (Auckland Lady Rangers)

Darcy Rose (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)

Nicole Ruske (Site Weld Otago Goldrush)

Sapphire Wairau (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)

Coaches – Jody Cameron and Lori McDaniel

Cal Berkley Golden Bears are only 17 days away

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Coach Lori McDaniel says the New Zealand Premier team is looking forward to the challenge of facing the University of California Berkeley Golden Bears when they touchdown in Auckland early next month. And they better be, because there is no doubt NZ Premier are in for a tough match.

The UC Berkeley Golden Bears are one of the top women’s college teams in the US, boasting nine appearances at the NCAA tournament and playing in the prestigious Pac 12 Conference.

New Zealand Tall Fern Penina Davison will headline the Cal challenge. Davidson will be lining up for Cal’ where she attends College. Now in her fourth and final year the formidably talented 21 year old has made 98 appearances for the Golden Bears. This is her first time playing in Auckland since the start of her college career.

“This is a great opportunity for New Zealand youth to see what it takes to play at a large Division One College,” says Lori McDaniel.
“We’re ready to show them what New Zealand has got.”

The game tips-off at 4pm on 13 August, at North Shore Events Centre. Tickets at http://www.facebook.com/NZIBT

New Zealand Premier Team

Georgia Agnew (Harbour Breeze)

Deena Franklin (Harbour Breeze)

Hayley Gray (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)

Alyssa Hirawani (Waikato Wizards)

Charlisse Leger-Walker (Waikato Wizards)

Esra McGoldrick (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)

Sariah Penese (Capital Swish)

Connie Poletti (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)

Sharne Pupuke-Robati (Aucland Lady Rangers)

Darcy Rose (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)

Nicole Ruske (Site Weld Otago Goldrush)

Sapphire Wairau (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)

Coaches – Jody Cameron and Lori McDaniel

Cal Berkley v NZ Premier’s coming soon

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Sunday August 13th, 4.00pm at North Shore Events Centre is a date, time and place New Zealand Basketball fans should put in their diary.

It is not very often we get an American college team of the calibre of the University of California,Berkley visiting our shores. The Golden Bears, with Tall Fern Penina Davidson in their lineup, are playing just one game in New Zealand.

It is an opportunity not only to see Cal but also some of New Zealand’s most talented players including Tall Ferns Deena Franklin and Georgia Agnew (both Harbour Breeze), Charlisse Leger-Walker (Waikato Wizards), Connie Poletti (Canterbury Wildcats and Sariah Penese (Capital Flyers) in action.

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Canterbury Wildcats retain WBC Title

Canterbury Wildcats

It wasn’t all straight forward but Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats held off a gutsy Taranaki Thunder to win back to back WBC titles.

Taranaki were hamstrung by injuries and foul trouble but didn’t go down without a fight.

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WBC Placings confirmed as Wildcats win regular season title

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With the last round of regular season games completed at the weekend the Women’s Basketball Championship Play-offs groups are now completed. Check out which five teams will contest the Plate and the six that will compete for the Championship title.

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Wizards and Breeze win WBC derbies

Deena Franklin

The Waikato Wizards and Harbour Breeze won their respective Women’s Basketball Championship local derbies at the weekend. Tall Ferns trialists Charlisse Leger-Walker, Deena Franklin and Georgia Agnew all made an impact link

A Good Day for Canterbury Women

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Saturday was a good day for Canterbury Women’s basketball.

Not only did the Canterbury Women’s  team win both games at Under 19 Nationals but the Wildcats registered a win also.

A couple of weeks ago the Wildcats were upset by Harbour Breeze but on Saturday they had no trouble disposing of Taranaki Thunder.

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Georgia Agnew earns Tall Ferns trial

Georgia Agnew

Georgia Agnew is one of three New Zealand based players attending the Tall Ferns Selection Camp in Auckland next week.

The former Waikato guard has been in good form playing for Harbour Breeze in the WBC this season. Some thoughts fro Georgia here link

W’s for Coasters, Breeze, Wizards and Cannons in WBC action

 

Deena Franklin

Week 5 of the Women’s Basketball Championship saw two wins for Harbour Breeze plus success for Tauranga Coasters, Waikato Wizards and Waikato Country Cannons.

Georgia Agnew, Deena Franklin and Charlisse Leger-Walker, all selected for the Tall Ferns Selection Camp next week, were each in good form.

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