Victory at a price...
During the last game of the three-match tournament, guard Alicia Poto left the court with a knee injury, which it is predicted will see her sidelined for an extended period and in the same game Jae Cross was assisted from the court with a back spasm after being wrong footed in guarding New Zealand's Angela Marino.
Not that the Tall Ferns escaped injury free. Noni Wharemate did not take part in the final game because of injury.
The three match 2005 FIBA Oceania Championships, played in three different North Island cities in New Zealand, when combined with a demanding schedule of travel, training and playing, has taken its toll on everyone involved in the series, most importantly the players. Several will be looking forward to a few days of rest, recuperation and medical treatment before they commence their 2005-06 commitments with their club teams.
Last Modified on 29/08/2005 15:54