New Caledonia made a tour in Hawaii to play against the best university teams of the islands. Against taller and better prepared opponents, New Caledonia recorded two losses but this experience will be usefull ahead the 2007 South-Pacific Games.
The team was made of long-time veterans like Fabrice Chaliot (198-F/C-76), Lorenzo Subiranas (F), Gerard Girier-Dufournier (184-G-79) or Benoit Weber (195-F). But the team also features newcomers like Julien Chapitreau and three members of the U20 team that won the Bronze medal in the Oceania Youth in Auckland: Tony Kolokimoana (197-C), Stephane Saminadin (175-G-86) and Jean-Jacques Taufana (185-F-86). This team featured the best players available in the country expect the Kilikili brothers who were out due to injury.
BYU-Hawaii - New Caledonia: 103-56
Gerard Girier-Dufournier scored the first two points of the game but the hawaians were just to well prepared for the caledonian team. The home team reach half-time on a 45-30 lead. A 22-5 run to start the second half really broke the game and NC was unable to come-back. New Caledonia was dominated on the boards (37 to 48rbs) against some players who were 205-cm tall.
Stats: Lorenzo Subiranas 7pts 2/6FG, Fabrice Chaliot 7pts 3/6FG, Ben Hnawia 7pts 2/2FG
Chaminade - New Caledonia: 98-68
Another tough game against a taller team featuring a 213-cm serbian center. The caledonian held on during the first 5 minutes (9-9) but a 16-2 run gave a large lead to the host team, Chaminade reached half-time on a 61-33 score. A good game from Fabrice Chaliot and youngster Tony Kolokimoana while Benoit Weber was disapointing on the offensive end (2pts 1/7FG). Jean-Jacques Taufana didn't play this game due to injury.
Stats: Fabrice Chaliot 13pts 4/5FG 6rbs, Tony Kolokimoana 13pts 3/7FG 4rbs, Stephane Saminadin 9pts 1/3FG
Fabrice Chaliot (198-F/C-76) 10.0pts 63.6%FG 4.0rbs 1.5ast 22min 2gp
Tony Kolokimoana (197-C) 7.5pts 27.3%FG 2.5rbs 1.0ast 17min 2gp
Lorenzo Subiranas (F) 7.5pts 29.4%FG 1.5rbs 1.0ast 18min 2gp
Stephane Saminadin (175-G-86) 6.0pts 40.0%FG 3.5rbs 1.5ast 20min 2gp
Julien Chapitreau (F) 5.5pts 66.7%FG 2.0rbs 0.5ast 7min 2gp
Ben Hnawia (F) 5.5pts 100%FG 4.0rbs 0.5ast 17min 2gp
Moana Mana (G) 5.0pts 100%FG 2.5rbs 1.5ast 13min 2gp
Laurent Berniere (G) 4.0pts 28.6%FG 2.0rbs 1.5ast 25min 2gp
Jean-Jacques Taufana (185-F-86) 4.0pts 100%FG 1.0rbs 0.0ast 9min 1gp
Yann Mathelon (G) 3.0pts 60.0%FG 0.5rbs 0.5ast 11min 2gp
Benoit Weber (195-F) 2.0pts 18.8%FG 1.5rbs 1.5ast 22min 2gp
Gerard Girier-Dufournier (184-G-79) 2.0pts 20.0%FG 1.0rbs 0.5ast 14min 2gp