Hutt Take Title
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Led by MVP Leon Henry and 42 points from former Tall Black Brendon Polyblank, Hutt Valley have defeated Porirua to capture the 2010 Conference Basketball League crown at Porirua.
The Hutt crew had to reverse the result from their previous encounter in pool play, seizing control of the contest with a 29-15 quarter. The home team could make no real dent in their 17-point halftime advantage, despite 34 points from forward Arthur Trousdell.
The Junior Tall Blacks completed their strong tournament, part of a build-up towards September’s FIBA U19 Oceania Championships, by defeating Southland for third place.
2010 Conference Basketball League Tournament
Friday, July 30
Junior Tall Blacks 85 (Stefan Mandic 19, Brad Anderson 17) Nelson Suns 76 (Bronson Beri 21, Sam To’omata 18, Sam Dempster 14, Tom Ingham 10)
Referees – Scott Harris, Brendon Hodgson, Brent O’Hagan
HT 48-30 (25-15)
Q3 66-60 (18-30)
FT 85-76 (19-16)
Hutt Valley 111 (Brendon Polyblank 42, Leon Henry 25, Damien Ekenasio 15) Porirua 95 (Arthur Trousdell 34, Ross Taurima 22, Jordan Mills 12)
Referees – Marty Davison, Donna Brown, Melony Wealleans
HT 58-41 (29-15)
Q3 82-66 (24-25)
FT 111-95 (29-29)
All Star 5
Brendon Polyblank (Hutt Valley), Ross Taurima (Porirua), James Paringatai (Southland), Leon Henry (Hutt Valley), Jordan Mills (Porirua)
Most Valuable Player
Leon Henry (Hutt Valley)