News

Final Standings and Report

By Steve Smith.

After a highly successful Basketball competition that not only drew the largest crowds of the Games but attracted close to 50,000 Web Page Requests during the Games itself, the development initiatives of FIBA Oceania would appear to be reaping significant results....more

Finals Day by Jon Hoyle

Finals day has arrived and it is an opportune time before the medal play-offs to reflect upon the performances and history of the competing teams.

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Patricia Ramsay Award

At last weekend's four yearly Congress of FIBA Oceania, Glynis Miller from Fiji was honoured for her services to basketball with the bestowing of the Patricia Ramsay Award.more

Basketball Elects Leaders for Next Four Years

FIBA Oceania, the regional body of the International Basketball Federation held its four-yearly Congress in Koror, Palau during the rest day of competition at the 2005 Mini Games.
Pictured is Barbara Wheadon.more

Basketball Families

Basketball in the Pacific is a family sport.

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Basketball Proves a Winner

Mon 1 August 2005

Basketball has proved a major drawcard of the South Pacific Mini Games, with the public turning out in droves to watch matches and those outside Palau following the Games daily on the website.

And the finals promise to excite...more

PNG Player Louisa Wallace

Read More to find out about Louisa Wallace from the Papua New Guinea Women's Team.more

Speaking to Rachelle Camacho

Rachelle (number 9)plays with the Guam Women's national team and can be considered quite a veteran with the amount of times she has represented her country.

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Too Close to Call in Mens Comp

It is a tight battle for top spot in the mens. At the end of Day 5 Guam, Palau and Solomon Islands are all equal on 5 points at the top of pool one, while in pool two New Caledonia lead on 6 points, Fiji are 2nd on 5 points and PNG 3rd on 4 points.more

Fiji to face PNG in Crucial Match

Friday 29 July 2005

The two undefeated womens teams - Fiji and Papua New Guinea will face off on Saturday in what looms as a critical battle for top position in the South Pacific Mini Games standings.

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Zone Development Officer Jon Hoyle's Palau Diary -

Palau (or Belau as its official name is spelled and pronounced) markets itself as the "Bountiful Isles

Read More to find out how bountiful the island is..more

Meet one of the Referees Gabriel Gufnay

The games are not only about the athletes, they are about the officials who control the games.

Read more to meet Gabriel from Palau and RMImore

Message from the Marshall Islands

Just want to wish all the RMI Basketball Player the best of luck. And hi to the four guys that were representing Ruk-Waaj-Leen...God Bless all of you.

peace out,
Challenge Truemore

Interview with PNG Laurie

Lawrence Lahari from PNG told us why he enjoys the South Pacific Mini Games.

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New Caledonia Topple Fiji in Thriller

Just two points seperated New Caledonia from Fiji at the end of 40 minutes of puslating basketball action at the Palau National Gymnasium on Tuesday. New Caledonia lead the competition after their low scoring 48-46 win.

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PNG Withstand Palau Fightback

Papua New Guinea held off a determined Palau team in the second day of Womens Competition at the Palau National Gymnasium on Tuesday night. PNG held on for a 5 point win, 53-48, after leading by 15 points in the third quarter. Read on...more

Home Team Share the Honours with Solomon Islands

The Palau National Basketball Teams had mixed results on the opening day of Competition, at the SPMG 2005 competition held in Koror, Palau.more

How the countries prepared for the Mini Games

It has been interesting to learn of the various ways that the different teams have been able to prepare for the South Pacific Mini Games. Many countries have had special opportunities that have added value to their preparation.more

Jon Hoyle's Diary - Day Two

Traditionally, baseball is seen to be the national sport of Palau, but if that is the case, basketball cannot be too far behind. Especially over the last ten years the sport has forged ahead in popularity in the general community.more

Day One Women's Results

SPMG womens basketball action got under way today, with Fiji comprehensive winners over Guam 69-38, PNG toppling New Caledonia 63-30 and Solomon Islands winning 59-44 over Palau. Go to the 'Results' section for detailed match results and statistics.more

Check out Photos from Day One

Photos from the Fiji v Guam Women's match and Federated Sstates of Micronesia v Guam Men's match are on the website. Go to the 'Photo Gallery' section to check out the action.more
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