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.