Opening WBC draw posted
NEWS FLASH: TE TAI TOKERAU WITHDRAWS FROM WBC – REDRAW POSTED SOON
Waitakere West Auckland Rangers, Rotorua Lady Vols and Te Tai Tokerau Phoenix will all make their Women’s Basketball Championship debuts when the 2012 competition tips off in Nelson later this month.
The fourth edition of the championship will see the field expanded from 10 teams to 12 this year, making room for the newcomers.
Gone is the NZ Academy, a roster traditionally made up of young players that had missed selection for other teams. With the expansion, those players have now been assimilated into association line-ups.
Rotorua will be the first of the new teams on court when the first round begins on June 22, facing Canterbury Wildcats.
Te Tai Tokerau find themselves up against defending champions Oceana Goldrush, while Waitakere West Auckland Rangers will take on Waikato Wizards on Day One.
Each team play six games over the three-day round, with the second round scheduled for Lower Hutt on July 20-22.
Women’s Basketball Championship
Tournament One – Saxton Stadium, Nelson
Friday, June 2
Nelson Sparks v Palmerston North Storm
Canterbury Wildcts v Rotorua Lady Vols
Taranaki Trojans v Hutt Valley Flyers
Harbour Breeze v Kelvin Hotel Southland Pearls
Oceana Goldrush v Te Tai Tokerau Phoenix
Waitakere West Auckland Rangers v Waikato Wizards
Palmerston North Storm v Canterbury Wildcats
Nelson Sparks v Rotorua Lady Vols
Hutt Valley Flyers v Kelvin Hotel Southland Pearls
Harbour Breeze v Taranaki Trojans
Ocean Goldrush v Waitakere West Auckland Rangers
Waikato Wizards v Te Tai Tokerau Phoenix
Saturday, June 23
Te Tai Tokerau Phoenix v Tranaki Trojans
Waitakere West Auckland Rangers v Kelvin Hotel Southland Pearls
Palmerston North Storm v Oceana Goldrush
Hutt Valley Flyers v Rotorua Lady Vols
Nelson Sparks v Harbour Breeze
Waikato Wizards v Canterbury Wildcats
Taranaki Trojans v Kelvin Hotel Southland Pearls
Te Tai Tokerau Phoenix v Waitakere West Auckland Rangers
Oceana Goldrush v Hutt Valley Flyers
Rotorua Lady Vols v Palmerston North Storm
Nelson Sparks v Waikato Wizards
Canterbury Wildcats v Harbour Breeze
Sunday, June 24
Waitakere West Auckland Rangers v Harbour Breeze
Waikato Wizards v Palmerston North Storm
Hutt Valley Flyers v Canterbury Wildcats
Oceana Goldrush v Taranaki Trojans
Nelson Sparks v Kelvin Hotel Southland Pearls
Te Tai Tokerau Phoenix v Rotorua Lady Vols
Harbour Breeze v Palmerston North Storm
Waitakere West Auckland Rangers v Canterbury Wildcats
Waikato Wizards v Hutt Valley Flyers
Nelson Sparks v Taranaki Trojans
Te Tai Tokerau Phoenix v Kelvin Hotel Southland Pearls
Oceana Goldrush v Rotorua Lady Vols