Day 5 - Women's Semi Final - Tahiti 79 def Samoa 46

As the opening siren rang and the players came onto the court, the crowd cheered like there was no tomorrow.

The players were ready and raring to go as the first quarter unfolded and promised to be a relatively even game.

Tahiti scored the first 2 points, followed by 2 more from Samoa. Oceane Lefranc from Tahiti, was the highest scorer, scoring 16 points in the first half.

The second quarter began with a surge of school children screaming their lungs out for their teams.

The gameplay stayed quite even, however Tahiti kept scoring, leaving the half time scores Tahiti 41 to Samoa 18.

The third quarter started with cheering and chanting from the grandstand and excitement as the men’s Samoan team came to support their girls.

Samoa started the quarter strong and scored a few points within the first few minutes while Tahiti still fought strong and kept scoring points.

Janice Moke from Samoa scored 21 points over the match and played an impressive game, she was crucial to her teams result.

Tahiti took a lead and managed to keep their scores up while Samoa didn’t give up and kept fighting hard, not once did they ease their defense or back down a bit.

Fourth and final quarter hit off to a slower start, both teams started to become tired but as the game slowed down

Reva Dauphin from Tahiti took a tumble and injured her ankle, resulting in her being carried off the court and needing serious medical attention, and she was unable to complete the game.

Marina Tehaamoana also took a fall and was not able to complete the game but did not require medical attention.

Tahiti played a good fourth quarter, scoring and going hard and Samoa never backed down and kept their defense strong. 

The final scores for the game were Tahiti on 79 to Samoa’s 46.

By Victoria Heard and Amy Sanderson from The Reporters' Academy


Comment Guidelines: The SportingPulse Network is made up of players, families and passionate sports followers like you who have a strong opinion about sport. That's great - we want you to have your say and share your thoughts with the world. However, we have a few rules that you must follow to keep it fun for all. Please don't be rude, abusive, swear or vilify others. Apart from some pretty serious sport sanctions, we also can ban you and report you if things get out of hand. So play fair and have fun, and thanks for your contribution.



2015 FIBA Calendar


FIBA Agent Licensing Test
Gold Coast, 11th November



FIBA Oceania Congress
Gold Coast, March 18th-20th 

FIBA Agent Licensing Test
Gold Coast, 8th June

FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
TBA, June 13th-18th

FIBA U17 World Championship for Men & Women
Spain, 22nd June - 3rd July

FIBA  Olympic Qualifying Tournament
TBA, July 5th-10th 

Olympic Basketball Tournament
Rio de Janerio, August 5th-21st 

FIBA U18 Oceania Championships for Men & Women          
December 2016

FIBA Agent Licensing Test
Gold Coast, 9th November


FIBA Oceania Women in Basketball Empowerment Program