FIJI TEAMS SUFFER DEFEATS ON FIRST DAY
In the men’s game, after the first quarter,
The Tahitians capitalized on every opportunity of a turnover created by their defence and ran the floor with ease to make many lay-ups on their fast break. In addition their half court offence was well executed and quick and resulted in many easy outside shots.
To their credit the
In the women’s game the Australian were much taller, far more skilled and much faster than our
Again our girls tried to the end but had real trouble in scoring at any time. But there were some good parts to the game. For all but 3 of our players, the balance had never played in a full game as this and the younger and less experienced players really did show some fight and determination. In addition they gained a little confidence as the game went on and in the last quarter tried much harder on defence and at times caused gthe Aussie team a few problems.
With Coach Moce in hospital it was left t our HOD Stuart to steer the team and at the end of the game he asked the girls to not hang their heads as they had done a good job against a very strong team and this was a lesson that they would keep for a long time and if they learned from it that would be good for the future of basketball in Fiji.