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Kalani Purcell debuts in Brisbane - May 16, 2017

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Having, for now at least, missed out on a shot at the WNBA after being released by the Dallas Wings Kalani Purcell (188-F-95) has linked up with her sister Natalie Taylor in Brisbane to play in the Queensland Basketball League (QBL). Purcell played just 10 minutes for Brisbane Spartans hoovering up 9 rebounds in that time to go with 4 assists and 4 points. The Spartans beat Cairns Dolphins 80-58 with Natalie Taylor contributing 5 points and 6 rebounds.

Also in the QBL Micaela Cocks (12pts/7rebs/5assists) and Chevannah Paalvast (8pts/5rebs) made significant contributions as Mackay Meteorettes beat Townsville Flames 84-68 to move to 3-0 for the season.

Perry Lakes Hawks recorded a commanding 82-62 victory against Mandurah Magic in the Western Australia State League (SBL). The two teams were the only unbeaten teams in the SBL heading into Friday's encounter but the Hawks were in control throughout.

Toni Edmondson only put up four shots in the game converting tice to finish with 5 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.

Twenty four hours later the Hawks recorded a 10th straight win thumping East Perth Eagles 80-45 with Edmondson making 3 points and adding 4 rebounds.

Another team with a 10-0 record are the Kennedy Kereama coached Sunbury Jets.
In the latest round of Big V action Sunbury beat Eltham Wildcats 81-65. Josie Stockill got her claws into the wildcats to the tune of 16 points (7/11FG) and 4 rebounds.

Also in Melbourne Jess Bygate had 8 points and 4 rebounds but Sandringham Sabres were well beaten 74-53 at home against Kilsyth Cobras in the SEABL competition.

Jillian Harmon selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 4 days ago
We bring you last week's top performances from New Zealanders who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is an international power forward Jillian Harmon (185-87, agency: LBM Management). She was the major contributor in Napoli's victory against one of league's weakest teams Torino in the Italian Serie A1 in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

Kennedy Kereama resigns from Tall Ferns head coach role - 4 days ago
Long time New Zealand Tall Ferns head coach Kennedy Kereama has announced his resignation from the position with immediate effect. Kereama had been a member of the Tall Ferns programme for ten years having begun his association with the team as the video technician at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was later appointed to the assistant coaching role under Shawn Dennis, before inheriting the Head Coach position 12 months later, when Dennis stood down. Kereama's most recent assignment was the...   [read more]

Jillian Harmon's double-double lands her Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 11 days ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing New Zealand players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international power forward Jillian Harmon (185-87, agency: LBM Management). Sheto an easy victory against the closely-ranked Vigarano in the Italian Serie A1 in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

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