Basketball players find their rhythm

Wednesday 18 August 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Basketball, Sports

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Basketball players find their rhythm
The Under-16 east boys at the 2020 tournament. 21081718

Week one of the Avaiki Development Basketball Tournament took place on Wednesday last week at the Papaaroa Hall with a slamming start to the season. The tournament is set to run over seven weeks.

It was a great start to the games for this season with a good turnout of both players and supporters.

The game of the night was open men’s north vs east. It came down to a last minute free throw by an east player that scored the final point to draw the game.

“All in all it was a good fun night with most players being a bit rusty and still trying to find their rhythm and skill set,” said John Engu, director of the basketball committee.

He shared his excitement for the rest of the tournament and continues to encourage the public to come down to the Papaaroa Hall if they are free and support young people who are participating.

“Admission is free and there is some yummy food being sold on the veranda so don’t forget to bring your wallets with you,” Engu said.

The results for week one are as follows:

Game 1 Under 16 Girls North (22) East (14) Winners: North

Game 2 Under 16 Boys, North (11) East (26) Winners: East

Game 3 Under 16 Girls , South vs West     Winners: West

Game 4 Under 16 Boys, South (11)West (24) Winners: West

 Game 5 Open Women North (17) East (23) Winners: East

 Game 6 Open Men North (26) East (26) Draw

Game 7 Open Women South (9) West (21) Winners: West

Game 8 Open Men South (32) West (21) Winners: South