Timoti stars as Auckland win
Auckland’s Rewiti Timoti was named Most Valuable Player after leading his team to the NZ Wheelchair Basketball title in Wellington.
In the final, Timoti had 29 points, including a stunning three-pointer in the final seconds of the first quarter, as Auckland Wheelbreakers overcame Waikato Black 63-43.
Although defending champions Canterbury did not defend their title, the competition was fierce between the top teams. Auckland and Waikato faced each other during the first round and quickly appealed as likely contenders for the championship game.
The grand final was tight for most of the game with Auckland taking an eight-point lead in the first quarter and extended it throughout the encounter.
Parafed Wellington and Wheelchair Basketball NZ co-hosted the National Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Wellington on September 22-23, 2012.
Seven teams and individuals from around the country converged on the ASB Sports Centre to compete, with individual players from Northland, Taranaki and Otago playing as a combined team.
Final Auckland Wheelbreakers 63 Waikato Black 43
3/4 Nelson Bay Rebels 41 Horowhenua Kapiti Comets 30
5/6 Auckland Development 26 Waikato Yellow 20
7/8 Makeup Team 34 Hutt Valley Hawks 12
Most Valuable Player
Rewiti Timoti (Auckland)
Orion Daley-Cores (Nelson Bays), James Rollo (Waikato), Mark Sullivan (Auckland), Marcus Thompson (Horowhenua Kapiti), Rewiti Timoti (Auckland)