Day 2 - Women's P2 - New Zealand 57 def Fiji 30

After placing 2nd in the 2012 Youth Pacific Championship, New Zealand came inot the game with a weight of expectation hanging over them.

New Zealand proved themselves determined by scoring over 20 goals in the first half. In a standout performance, Hanna Tusa helped her team take an early lead by scoring 15 rebounds and 12 points.

In response to the intense first half from New Zealand, Fiji’s Grace Taito scored a three pointer in the first few minutes.

New Zealand responded to this straight away by scoring a three pointer of their own.

Fiji rivalled New Zealand in the statistics of rebounds lead by Tiyana Kainaroli with 11 rebounds.

Despite being physically evenly matched, New Zealand’s skill and positional-play helped them elevate their lead.

Overall, New Zealand concerned themselves as a contender of the championship by their depth of field within the side.

New Zealand had a comfortable win of 57 – 30.

By Jed Toohey and Victoria Heard from The Reporters' Academy




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