After placing 2nd in the 2010 Youth Pacific Championship, New Zealand came into the game with a weight of expectation hanging over them.

New Zealand proved themselves determined by scoring over 30 goals in the first half.

In a standout performance, Hanna Tusa helped her team take an early lead by receiving 15 rebounds and 12 points.

In response for intense half made by New Zealand, Fiji’s Grace Fifita scored a three pointer within the first few minutes.

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

Fiji rivaled New Zealand in the statistics of rebounds lead by Tiyana Kainamoli with eleven rebounds.

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

Overall New Zealand cemented themselves as a contender of the championship by their depth of field within the side. New Zealand had a comfortable win of 57 to 30.

By Jed Toohey from The Reporters' Academy


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2014 FIBA Calendar

FIBA Central Board Meeting
Barcelona, Spain 1st to 2nd February

FIBA Men's World Cup Draw
Barcelona, Spain 3rd February

FIBA Oceania Office Opening 
Canberra, Australia 28th February

FIBA Oceania Board Meeting
Canberra, Australia 1st to 2nd March

Samoa Basketball Federation
Annual General Meeting March (date to TBC)

FIBA Women's World Cup Draw
Istanbul, Turkey 15th March

FIBA Extraordinary Congress
Istanbul, Turkey 16th March

ONOC Assembly                                          
Guam 2nd to 4th May

FIBA Oceania Congress
Sydney, Australia 9th to 11th May

Basketball New Zealand
Annual General Meeting May 23rd, Wellington

FIBA World Championship for U17 Women               
Bratislava, Slovakia 11th to 20th July

Micronesian Games                                       
Pohnpei, FSM 20th to 29th July

FIBA World Championship for U17 Men                   
UAE - Dubai 8th to 16th August

Youth Olympic Games                                  
Nanjing, China 16th to 28th August

FIBA Congress
Barcelona, Spain 26th to 28th August

World Championship for Men                       
Madrid, Spain 30th August to 14th September

World Championship for Women                   
Istanbul, Turkey 27th September to 5th October

Special Olympics Australia
Melbourne, Australia 20th October to 25th October

Oceania U19 Qualifications for Men & Women

Suva, Fiji 1st December to 6th December


Livestats Training in Suva Fiji