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Rosmini only unbeaten team after three rounds of Premier Basketball

Rosmini only unbeaten team after three rounds of Premier Basketball
Lacey Lowdown: The third round of Auckland Secondary Schools Premier basketball competition was played on Monday and with the way results have gone to date it appears to be the most open race for some seasons to claim a top four play-off spot. Only Rosmini College remains unbeaten after pulling away in the second half to beat Avondale College 108-77. Rosmini were led by guard Kruz Perrott-Hunt who tallied 34 points. Rosmini guard Terrence Abdon scored the first five points of game followed by a brace from Taine Murray making... Read More

Basketball players to watch

Basketball players to watch
With secondary school basketball underway, College Sport Media has put together a list of promising players from around the country. Find out more about some of the talented Auckland students identified as ones to watch this season. Sharne Pupuke-Robati (Mount Albert Grammar School) The New Zealand U17 rep was a key figure in MAGS’ drive to the 2016 National final which they lost competitively to St Peter’s Cambridge. A robust defender, swift ball handler and good shoot, MAGS will build their 2018 team around Pupuke-Robati and should be a genuine... Read More

High School Hoops – Premier Basketball Preview

High School Hoops – Premier Basketball Preview
Lacey Lowdown: The College Sport Auckland Premier Basketball competition begins on Friday but a number of boys’ teams will be down on fire power as a New Zealand Under 17 camp is being held in Rotorua at the weekend. With the class of 2017 having moved on, the onus falls on a new crop of players to make their mark on the strongest high school basketball competition in the country. The boy’s playing rosters have changed but the head coaching positions remain unaltered, which is rather unusual. This time last... Read More

Basketball to overtake rugby, netball as most popular secondary schools sport

Basketball to overtake rugby, netball as most popular secondary schools sport
1 News Now: Census figures from the New Zealand Secondary School Sports Council show basketball has overtaken football as the third most-played sport. On current growth trends, it will become the most popular in 2020. In 2017 a total of 25,649 secondary school students played basketball in a way deemed by the NZSSSC to be “meaningful engagement” in a school setting. Netball retains top spot despite their numbers falling to 28,455 while rugby has dropped to 26,951. Basketball NZ chief executive Iain Potter says his organisation has been working hard... Read More

“A great problem to have” – BBNZ tries to meet demand as participation skyrockets

“A great problem to have” – BBNZ tries to meet demand as participation skyrockets
Basketball New Zealand (BBNZ) has released their annual community basketball calendar, covering the national championships and regional tournaments spread throughout the country. Due to the increase of secondary schools teams especially, BBNZ has created two new non-qualifying tournaments and additional junior divisions for schools. Basketball New Zealand Chief Executive, Iain Potter, says the rapid rise of basketball is “a great problem to have,” but it does come with growing pains. “It’s been well reported already the basketball participation is growing faster than ever. The 2016 secondary school participation figures show... Read More

Rosmini triumphs at NZSS Basketball Championships

Rosmini triumphs at NZSS Basketball Championships
Stuff: Rosmini College are the new national secondary schools boys’ basketball champions. Rosmini beat Rangitoto College 87-79 in the boys final at the Arena on Palmerston North on Saturday night, denying Rangitoto a second title in a row. The two North Shore boys schools had met in two finals earlier in the season with the silverware shared – Rangitoto winning the College Sport Auckland Premier Season and Rosmini the Zone 1 Qualifying Tournament. But it was Rosmini who won the top prize, repeating its national title success from 2011. Rangitoto, who beat one of the tournament favourites and... Read More

Four Auckland teams through to NZSS Basketball Semi-Finals

Four Auckland teams through to NZSS Basketball Semi-Finals
The semi-finalists of the Schick Championships ‘AA’ Boys Competition have been found. Multiple championship winners Westlake Boys High School were eliminated by Auckland rivals Mt Albert Grammar School. After only their second season in the Premier Grade after a eight year absence, and a tough season with injuries and sick players, MAGS are having a great tournament. Rangitoto College prevailed against Palmerston North Boys’ High for the second successive year in a thrilling game. Mt Albert will take on Rangitoto after the defending champions beat local favourites Palmerston North 65-54... Read More

NZSS Basketball quarter finalists found

NZSS Basketball quarter finalists found
College Sport Media: The quarter-final line ups have been resolved at the AA National Secondary Schools Basketball Championships in Palmerston North. The teams featured will surprise few, but one of last year’s boys finalists will not reach the decider in 2017 after Rangitoto College finished second in Pool D and as a consequence will face the top qualifier in Pool B, 2016 runners-up Palmerston North Boys’ High School. Defending champions Rangitoto College were pipped by Auckland Grammar School 74-72. Grammar has beaten Rangitoto three times this season, but Rangitoto had... Read More

Māori Television to live stream NZSS Basketball Schick Championships

Māori Television to live stream NZSS Basketball Schick Championships
Māori Television will again be giving viewers a chance to follow all the tournament highs and lows with the digital livestream coverage of the 2017 Schick Championships Secondary Schools Nationals, due to hit screens on the 2nd to the 7th of October. Coming in hot from the Central Energy Trusts Area in Palmerston North, Māori Television will be livestreaming 4 games per day during the tournament, screening 24 games in total. Viewers are able to choose between English or te reo Māori commentary through www.maoritelevision.com, and are also invited to... Read More