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Rosmini romp to National Basketball title

Rosmini romp to National Basketball title
College Sport Media:  The 50th addition of the National Secondary Schools basketball championship concluded in Palmerston North today with big wins for two powerhouse basketball schools. Rosmini College have won their third National title since 2012, going back to back for the first time. Surprise finalists St Patrick’s College, Wellington were crushed 114-62 in the final. When the score was 84-36 in the third quarter, Joseph Hylton snatched three consecutive offensive rebounds and eventually finished. The hustle by Hylton was a metaphor for Rosmini’s total dominance. Every player on the... Read More

Schick Championships tip off Monday

Schick Championships tip off Monday
Basketball New Zealand: The Schick Championships (the Secondary Schools National Basketball Championships) tip off on Monday at the Central Energy Trust Arena, Palmerston North. The pools are set and the draw is out, with some intriguing match-ups in both the A* and AA* competitions, that will be any basketball fan’s delight if they get down to the Schick Champs early next week. With 268 games featuring 69 teams and over 800 players, the 50 years-old Schick National Championships promises to be another memorable basketball festival. AA Tournament – Boys The... Read More

Boucher leading from the front at Rosmini

Boucher leading from the front at Rosmini
College Sport Media: Jayden Boucher asserts he enjoys being a leader. This should come as little surprise when one learns he’s the son of New Zealand basketball great Dillon Boucher. Jayden is a Year 13 guard at Rosmini College, Auckland – the dominant schoolboy team in New Zealand at present. In 2017, Boucher was a member of Rosmini’s National Championship winning roster and in 2018 Rosmini are Auckland champions, having only dropped a solitary game. Dillon played a record 422 games in the NBL, winning nine championships and was also... Read More

Schick Qualifiers tip-off around the country today

Schick Qualifiers tip-off around the country today
The Basketball New Zealand Schick Premierships have tipped off today around the country, as secondary school teams compete for qualification at the ‘AA’ and ‘A’ Schick Championships, to be held 1-6 October at the Central Energy Trusts Arena. The ‘A’ tournament is for schools that have a roll of less than 600 pupils for co-ed schools or less than 300 for single sex schools. The ‘AA’ tournament is for schools with school roles over those figures. College Sport Auckland schools are competing in the Zone 1 ‘AA’ qualifying tournament at North... Read More

Record registrations for NZSS Basketball with 105% increase since 2011

Record registrations for NZSS Basketball with 105% increase since 2011
Basketball New Zealand: The long-term and steady trend of increased secondary school basketball participation continues. Basketball New Zealand’s 2018 registration figures for their secondary school tournaments have shown another surge in numbers with 10% growth since last year and a record 385 school teams. Since 2011, secondary school team entries have increased 105%, with an average annual increase of 11%. Basketball New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Iain Potter, says this growth is not new to Basketball New Zealand and the challenges to cater for demand is only getting tougher. “This highlights... Read More

Rosmini clinch Premier Boys Basketball Title

Rosmini clinch Premier Boys Basketball Title
Lacey Lowdown: Rosmini College won the 2018 College Sport Auckland Premier Boys Basketball title by defeating Mt Albert Grammar 80-48 in front of 1,500 strong crowd at North Shore Events Centre on Friday night. The two teams had identical 15-1 records heading into the contest but it was Rosmini that made the brighter opening with Mitch Dance and Kruz Perrott-Hunt combining for their three opening scores as Rosmini forged an early 9-0 lead. Clarke Aiono got Mt Albert on the scoreboard but threes from Dance and Marvin Williams-Dunn gave Rosmini... Read More

Mt Albert Grammar win Premier Girls Basketball Title

Mt Albert Grammar win Premier Girls Basketball Title
Lacey Lowdown: Mount Albert Grammar inflicted on Auckland Girls Grammar just their second defeat in the past two Premier seasons to take out the College Sport Auckland Premier Basketball Championships winning 59-52 at North Shore Events Centre on Friday. Opposing forwards Mele Latu and Rikki Fiatau were prominent early on as Mt Albert forged a 12-6 lead in a tight opening spell. Laetitia Tuaiti knocked down a three for Auckland Girls but Sharne Pupuke-Robati (a team high 21 points) replied in similar fashion for Mt Albert. Latu had a spell... Read More

Former AGGS student signs US Basketball Scholarship

Former AGGS student signs US Basketball Scholarship
Scoop:  U.S. Basketball’s got Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams … and now it’s got another New Zealander with big basketball dreams – Auckland teenager Rionne Papa. Papa has won a Full Ride Scholarship in the United States and leaves on Monday (August 13) for her new life in Missouri. The former Auckland Girls’ Grammar School basketballer is bound for Mineral Area College near St. Louis on a scholarship which “covers the lot” – everything from tuition to housing, food and travel. Her dream – to make it all the way... Read More

Another big haul for Rissetto as boys premier basketball semi-finals spots become clear

Another big haul for Rissetto as boys premier basketball semi-finals spots become clear
Lacey Lowdown: Another 40 points (41 points to be precise) from Auckland Grammar centre Anzac Rissetto, his second in four days, accounted for Saint Kentigern College in Round 12 of the College Sport Auckland Premier competition. With two rounds of the regular season to play the result locked Grammar into third place on the competition ladder with an 8-4 record. In the other games played on Monday wins for Mt Albert Grammar and Rosmini College (both have 11-1 records) assured those teams of the top two places with the final... Read More

Kruz Perrott-Hunt Named in Tall Blacks Squad

Kruz Perrott-Hunt Named in Tall Blacks Squad
Rosmini College guard Kruz Perrott-Hunt has been called into the Tall Blacks 20-man training squad ahead of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers against Hong Kong and China later this month. The 17 year old is the only current high school player in the training squad. Kruz will join Rosmini alumni Tohi Smith-Milner and Derone Raukawa at the camp. Rosmini’s current Sports Captain found out about his elevation to the national senior team camp on the eve of his departure to China where he is attending the Nike Asia Camp alongside... Read More