Mighty Super win

Mighty Super win

THE young Mighty Mights basketball team are slowly gaining momentum in the Raiwaqa Basketball Association Super League.

Laced with national under-16 players John Dyer and Timoci Namalo who toured Australia for the 3on3 Basketball U16 Championship last year, the side now has two wins from four games.

The Saula Koroi-coached side was tested from in round one and two, losing to Golden Bati and Boston White respectively.

However, they bounced back on Thursday night, using their speed and fitness to overcome Veterans 31-26 in extra time.

Yesterday, Dyer and Namalo led Mighty Mights to its second Super League victory over Westy Stripe 91 37-10 at Eds court.

Raiwaqa basketball official and former national rep Peniasi Kainamoli said the young Mighty Mights had a bright future.

The Mighty Mights is the development team for Boston.

"They are laced with young players who are in the U16 category. They are playing well at the moment and we have seen a lot of improvements from them compared to last year," Kainamoli said.

"They are very young but talented players. They have a very bright future and I believe in the next two years, they will be a force to reckon. Right now they are one of the upcoming teams in our league," he said.

Kainamoli said the team should continue to play together as it would improve their combination.

Results:

Women: Dynamic Redz 55 Chosen 2 5; Sparks 55 Westy Stripe 91 14; Golden Bati 18 Lady Birds 38; Chosen 40 Mystics 14; Lady Birds 40 Saints 37

Men: Bryce 53 Westy Stripe 91 22; Veterans 26 Mighty Mights 31; Boston White 68 Golden Bati 9; Westy Stripe 91 10 Mighty Mights 37




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2014 National U19 Trials

Basketball Fiji will be holding the U19 central trials for both women and men this Saturday 5th July 2014. Trials will be from 8am-11am at the FMF Gym (Old Gym). Please come dressed ready in your basketball attire, bring your water bottles, a dry towel, and a spare change of clothes. The Western U19 trials will be held at Waiyavi Courts on Saturday 12th July 2014 from 9am-12pm.

The trials is open to anyone born on or after 1st January 1996.

Those selected in the final team will represent Fiji for the FIBA U19 Oceania Championship held in Suva from December 1st - December 8th, 2014.

For more information please contact Valerie Nainima on 3317213 or vnainima@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice Board

Basketball Fiji in partnership with FIBA Oceania is looking to hold a National 3x3 Championship in August. In preparation, 3x3 competitions will be run in Raiwaqa Basketball Association, Suva Basketball Association, Lautoka Basketball Association and Nadi Basketball Association. Contact your association for more information if interested.

Raiwaqa Basketball Association will have an Inter-Lane Tournament from 21th June  to 26th  July, 2014 and all interested teams are to contact Saula Koroi – 9097892 or Peniasi Kainamoli  - 9991811

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Basketball Fiji AGM will be held on the 4th July 2014

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