Hutt flying high at WBC
Hutt Valley Flyers continued their role as early giant killers at the Women’s Basketball Championship, knocking over titleholders Oceania Goldrush 51-36 on Day Two at Nelson.
In a tight encounter, Junior Tall Fern Stella Beck was the only player to score in double figures with 12 points. The victory was Hutt’s third in as many outings this weekend and came on the heels of a result over previous champions Harbour Breeze last night.
The Flayers improved that record late with a 65-52 win over Rotorua Lady Vols.
Hosts Nelson Sparks – last year’s runners-up – maintained their unbeaten record with an 82-30 romp over Kelvin Hotel Southland Pearls, and Canterbury Wildcats rebounded from their first loss - 52-57 to Waikato Wizards – to also defeat Harbour 65-55.
Women’s Basketball Championship
Tournament One – Saxton Stadium, Nelson
Saturday, June 23
Taranaki Trojans 56 (Milly McCallum 19, Terai Sadler 15) Rotorua Lady Vols 48 (Aroha Jennings 22)
Harbour Breeze 77 (Rebecca Van Kuyk 18, Asleigh Kelman-Poto 12, Brooke Blair 10) Kelvin Hotel Southland Pearls 39 (Morgan Hunter 18, Sarah Hamilton 11)
Palmerston North Storm 60 (Danielle Pomare-Mackay 18) Waitakere West Auckland Rangers 92 (Habiba Tawfik 21, Karli Tuia 19, Penina Davidson 18)
Oceana Goldrush 36 (Danielle Calnan & Janet Main 8) Hutt Valley Flyers 51 (Stella Beck 12)
Waikato Wizards 57 (Leanne Walker 14, Miriam Slatter 13) Canterbury Wildcats 52 (Courtney Hamblin 13)
Nelson Sparks 82 (Jelena Vucinic 15, Joanna Andrew 13, Kaitlyn Stringer 10) Kelvin Hotel Southland Pearls 30 (Morgan Hunter 11)
Waitakere West Auckland Rangers 84 (Karli Tuia 13, Penina Davidson 12, Maureen Tuia 12) Taranaki Trojans 59 (Milly McCallum 24, Terai Sadler 12)
Rotorua Lady Vols 52 (Aroha Jennings 20) Hutt Valley Flyers 65 (Ava Filipo 13, Milomilo Nanai 11, Stella Beck 11)
Oceana Goldrush 53 (Janet Main 13, Summer Roberts 12) Waikato Wizards 58 (Natasha Lenden 13, Leanne Walker 12)
Canterbury Wildcats 65 (Philippa Connell 12) Harbour Breeze 55 (Brooke Blair 19, Rebecca van Kuyk 10)
Sunday, June 24
Waitakere West Auckland Rangers v Nelson Sparks
Waikato Wizards v Rotorua Lady Vols
Palmerston North Storm v Taranaki Trojans
Harbour Breeze v Oceana Goldrush
Rotorua Lady Vols v Kelvin Hotel Southland Pearls
Waitakere West Auckland Rangers v Hutt Valley Flyers
Waikato Wizards v Taranaki Trojans
Nelson Sparks v Canterbury Wildcats