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FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament preview - Oct 7, 2006


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Papua New Guinea will participate in the FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament for Men which will be held in Auckland, New Zealand in a little more than a week. Papua New Guinea has been drawn in the Pool A along with New Zealand, New Caledonia and Fiji. This tournament is for the players born in 1986 and after.

Schedule:
PNG - New Caledonia on Oct 15
PNG - New Zealand on Oct 16
PNG - Fiji on Oct 17
Playoffs on Oct 19-21

Extended roster:
Aaron Persy
Apia Muri
Bradley Woo
Charles Parapa (188-G-86)
Hekwa Hekwa
Jivo Korai
Joe Alex
Lou Gudi
Malcolm Gaithier
Michael Kramer
Mika Loko
Nelson Thoa
Paiwa Baldwin (200-C-86)
Rex Nohu
Robert Kave
Russell Stafford
Shedrick Wally Ghabiliha
Tau Gali
Terence Rai

Preview:
Papua New Guinea is still considered as the sleeping giant of the Oceania region. A large population, a great potential but they are lacking money and experience. The PNG players will face some tough opponents in this tournament, the team has been drawn in the hardest group but winning a single game would be a great result for this team. Papua New Guinea will first look to avoir the pool's last spot and a deadly quarterfinal against Australia.
Prevision: 8th

You can follow this tournament on our special "FIBA Youth Tournament 2006" page, we will post a recap of the team's games during this event in the days following the Gold medal. Stay tuned.  



Papua New Guinea crowned Melanesia Cup champions - 19 days ago
Papua New Guinea - New Caledonia 81-61 Papua New Guinea crowned Melanesia Cup champions as they defeated New Caledonia 81-61 in the Final game. Leahy Martineng-Lakah continued his solid play with 17 crucial points in the biggest game of the event. Earlier at the event Papua New Guinea beat Solomon Islands 79-37 and then New Caledonia 87-80. In the last game of the group Papua New Guinea overcame Fiji 83-49.   [read more]
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AFTER the successful introduction of the Twilight Basketball programme last year, the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea will launch its second phase tomorrow at the Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre. BFPNG chief executive officer Joel Khalu said the second instalment of the programme was possible because of the success it had late last year bringing confidence to the backers of the programme, the Australian government's Pacific Sports Partnership   [read more]
FIBA officially announces host and dates for the FIBA Melanesian Basketball Cup - 8 months ago
The FIBA Melanesian Basketball Cup will see the best teams from the region battle it out for their chance at glory by claiming the coveted Melanesian Cup and earning their spot in the Pacific Games Basketball Tournament. The FIBA Melanesian Basketball Cup is one of the three new Oceania sub-zone competitions comprising of the Melanesian, Micronesian and Polynesian regions. Papua New Guinea will play host to Fiji, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu from the 24th of September to the...   [read more]


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