Supercity Easter Slam Finals Results!
Under 15 Boys Division 1
Harbour A 47- Kruz Perrott-Hunt 12, Harrison Clarke 9, Logan MacIntosh 6, Matt Sokol 6
ACM 1 36- Ryan Laumatia 11, Marvin Williams-Dunn 10, Davidnadine Falenoa 6
Under 15 Boys Division 2
Basketball Auckland 69 - Jackson Wilcock 14, Miguel Benjamin 11, Joshua Hansen 10, Taumeta Toki 10.
Harbour U14 Maroon 35- Terence Abdon 10, Harry Simpson 7,
Under 15 Girls
ACM 1 48 – Sharne Pupuke-Robati 12, Riana Rangi Brown 10, Rionne Papa 7.
ACM 2 26 - Mele Latu 9, Moanekah Vaai 6.
Under 17 Boys Division 1
Harbour A 57 – Sam Waardenburg 19, Thabo Manyere 15, Brayden Inger 8.
ACM 1 56 – Ken Smith 11, Sioeli Vaiangina 10, Caleb Ruha 8, Sam Aruwa 8.
Under 17 Boys Division 2
Counties Manukau Black 31 – Shayden Chen 12, Teng Kit 9, Dylan McDonald 6
Auckland 29- Troy Bencich 9, William Coman 8.
Under 17/19 Girls.
Harbour U19’s 38 – Anabelle Jenkins 18, Bronwyn Kjestrup 6, Sanja Kondic 6, Georgia Perrott-Hunt 6.
Harbour U17 A 28 – Tabatha Jenkins 7, Ariane Pola 6.
Under 19 Boys
ACM 1 61 – Ben Castle 16, Theo Farrow 10, Luke Wilson 9
Harbour A 58 Logan Hunt 17, Denhym Brooke 12, Ugo Pierantoni 11.
Victorian Christian College having a Ball at Easter Slam
Victorian Christian College Under 15’s coach Mark Eaton and his players are having a ball at the Easter Tournament. The team comprises of representative players drawn from various Christian schools across Metropolitan Melbourne.
“We are on our fourth visit to the tournament and love the standard of competition. The prospect of international travel and playing tournament basketball is exciting for the players” says Mark.
The tour party comprises of four teams, 3 boys teams and a girls teams. They are staying at the Millennium Institute and are enjoying the facilities and easy access to the playing venues.
Mark adds “The timing is ideal for us as there are no significant competitions over the Easter period in Melbourne. We are also enjoying the friendly atmosphere at the tournament – yesterday our boys got to hang out with the Harbour boys and have a little scrimmage.”
On court his Under 15 Blue team made it three victories from three outings with a 59-37 win over Harbour B. Outstanding guard Mitchell Jackson led the Vic scoring with 18 points ably assisted by forward Luke Magree (10 points) and Kye Taylor (12 points).
Sterner tests await the Vics when they come up against Harbour A and Auckland Counties Manukau A over the next couple of days.
Mitchell Jackson (18pts) and Patrick Morada were the pick of the Harbour B players.
Harbour A had a comfortable outing against Auckland Counties Manukau 2.
Harbour established a 16-5 first quarter advantage and won every quarter thereafter to cruise to a 72-24 success.
Coach Morgan Maskell has his team playing an exciting brand of basketball – pressure defence and structured half-court offence. Their transition game was also on song in this game. Miggy Falqueza led the scoring for Harbour with 12 points including a couple of efforts more suited to a circus act but it was the all-round team play under the direction of captain and point guard Harrison Clarke that really shone out.
Malcolm Patel (10pts) was a tireless worker for ACM 2.
Story by Mike Lacey
Supercity Easter Slam Underway!
The 2014 Easter tournament got underway at YMCA North Shore on Friday morning. First up games were the Under 15 Girls Section featuring Auckland Counties Manukau A versus B teams and North Harbour B v Hawkes Bay.
Hawkes Bay guard Zoe Ebbitt had the distinction of scoring the first basket of the tournament although her team trailed 8-7 at quarter time.
Hawkes Bay coached by Suzie Brown went basket for basket with the Harbour Girls in the first half, Billie Paramore providing plenty of spark for the visitors who were behind 17-14 at half-time.
Guards Piper Manolas (Harbour) and Shaviah Chadwick (Hawkes Bay) were having a ding-dong battle but it was the Harbour girls led by Mareta Davidson, Nicole Craig and Kaitlyn Morrell who gained the ascendancy in the second half.
Harbour B 34 – Morrell 8, Ariana Henere 6, Davidson 5, Tessalonia Taio-Tomokino 5,
Hawkes Bay 21 – Rosie Sania 6, Paramore 5, Oriana Heke 4
The result of the game between the two Auckland Counties Manukau Girls was predictable with the A team winning 45-21.
Ngapipi Herewini gave the B team the lead for a brief period of time early in the first period but once the A team got into their rhythm there was only one winner.
The A’s were 24-11 ahead at half time helped by 8 points from Rionne Papa and were able to cruise to the win. A team coach Angela Perrott-Hunt would have been happy to hear the result. She flies back from Canberra today having concluded her commitments with the New Zealand under 18 Women’s team.
ACM A 45 – Papa 12, Riana Rangi Brown 12, Jodeci Josephs 5,
ACM B – 21 Ngapipi Herewini 9, Mele Latu 6.
Story by Mike Lacey
Easter Tournament 2014
Harbour Basketball and ASBL are thrilled to be co-hosting the tournament this year! We are excited for a great week of basketball and for this tournament to grow over the years to come!
The online Easter Tournamnet draw can be found under the 'Draws & Results' tab. There is also a printable copy and the rules attached at the bottom of this page.