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FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament: recap - Nov 1, 2006

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New Caledonia confirmed its position as the best Pacific copuntry behind the two giants, Australia and New Zealand, with a Bronze medal in the FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament in Auckland. Some of the boys could be add in the future New Caledonia NT for the 2007 South Pacific Games where NC will be looking for a fourth consecutive Gold medal.

New Caledonia came in Auckland without Jean-Christian Arnaud (186-F-87) but also without Raymond Weber (195-F-89), the best U20 player of the country who left Noumea to play in France. So claiming a Bronze medal without him is a great result. After the pool's loss to Fiji (76-87), the boys were able to regroup and in the playoffs they defeated Guam and Tahiti to take the Bronze medal. New Zealand and Australia are still out of reach for the caledonian but a team with the players based in France might be able to scare the two oceania giant during the most part of a game.
The mix between experienced players (Stephane Saminadin (175-G-86), Jean-Jacques Taufana (185-F-86),...) and newcomers (Karyl Pallandi, Ludovic Souque,, Tony Kolokimoana) worked out pretty well and the scouting of the talent throughout the entire country has been improved as shown with the addition of Berranger Poaragnimou, a player from the North Province. New Caledonia will now focus on the 2007 South-Pacific Games in Samoa and will make a tour in Hawaii for the Asia-Pacific tournament with an experimental squad to test some new players. The country will be the center of attention in the region in the future as host of the 2011 South-Pacific Games and maybe the 2010 FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament.

New Caledonia - Papua New Guinea: 84-48
An easy win to start the tournament over a disapointing pNG squad. This game allowed the coach to give some responsabilities to the inexperienced players like Tony Kolokimoana (16pts), Beranger Poaragnimou (10pts) or Pierre Loyat (8pts).
Stats: Tony Kolokimoana 16pts 6/13FG 6rbs, Stephane Saminadin 16pts 5/12FG 6st, Ludovic Souque 12pts 5/10FG 8rbs

New Caledonia - Fiji: 76-87
A tough game for the second place and the boys were unable to stop a good fijian team. A lot of problem in defense but also a disapointing offensive game with many missed shots.
Stats: Stephane Saminadin 20pts 7/21FG, Karyl Paillandi 16pts 6/12FG 7rbs, Tony Kolokimoana 12pts 4/11FG 7rbs

New Caledonia - New Zealand: 60-133
A game for the memories against a very impressive NZ squad. Even with a large loss, coach Francois-Elocie believed that his team learnt a lot. "It was a great occasion for our players to get more experienced playing against some great teams such as New Zealand, or Australia, who are the reference squads for us".
Stats: Stephane Saminadin 12pts 4/11FG 5ast, Jean-Jacques Taufana 11pts 4/12FG 6rbs, Karyl Paillandi 10pts 4/8FG

Pool Standing:
1- New Zealand
2- Fiji
3- New Caledonia
4- Papua New Guinea

New Caledonia - Guam: 75-63
Before this game, coach Angelo Francois-Elocie, had high expectations.
"If the australians and the new-zealander are above the rest, our goal is to reach the semifinals. We should continue to prove our value at the Oceania level." he said. His team answered with a brilliant win over a good guamese team, the caledonian were able to use their size to dominate in the paint (37-27) to secure this win. Tony Kolokimoana in particuliar was very good in this game.
Stats: Tony Kolokimoana 19pts 8/11FG 13rbs 2bs, Karyl Paillandi 18pts 7/11FG, Jean-Jacques Taufana 10pts 4/9FG 6rbs

New Caledonia - New Zealand: 64-137
Even if the caledonian were dreaming of a miracle win, there was no-match between these two team  

Papua New Guinea crowned Melanesia Cup champions - 2 Years 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]
New Caledonian U17 National Team 2017 - 2 Years ago
Starting five
Emmanuel Kilama
Florian Patche
Gabriel Rambans
Melvin Ixoee
Gregory Chevrin
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New Caledonian U18 National Team 2016 - 3 Years ago
4 Emmanuel Kilama 02
5 Valentin Avenel 98
7 Landry Enoka 99
8 Yves-Alexandre Dabin 99
9 Erwan Laloine 00
10 Christopher Tessier 99
11 Elie Laukau 98
12 Florian Patche 00
13 Ron Taieb 99
14 Zacharie Jacques 98
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New Caledonian National Team 2015 - 4 Years ago  
New Caledonian U19 National Team 2015 - 5 Years ago  
New Caledonian National Team 2013 - 6 Years ago  
Pacific Championship: New Caledonia finished fifth - 6 Years ago  
Pacific Championship: New Caledonia pip Tahiti in Wellington - 6 Years ago  
Pacific Championship: Australia rout New Caledonia to enter semis - 6 Years ago  
Pacific Championship: Samoa leave no chance for New Caledonia - 6 Years ago  
Pacific Championship: New Zealand rout New Caledonia for second win - 6 Years ago  
Pacific Championship: Fiji beat New Caledonia in Porirua - 6 Years ago  
2012 Pacific Youth Championships: Loic Meztdorf leads New Caledonia over Samoa - 7 Years ago  
2012 Pacific Youth Championships: New Caledonia down Tahiti in Victoria - 7 Years ago  
2012 Pacific Youth Championships: Guam edged New Caledonia to reach Final Four - 7 Years ago  
2012 Pacific Youth Championships: New Caledonia roll over Papua New Guinea - 7 Years ago  
2012 Pacific 2012 Pacific Youth Championships: New Zealand tastes the second win in Victoria - 7 Years ago  
2012 Pacific Youth Championships: Fiji nip New Caledonia - 7 Years ago  
New Caledonian U19 National Team for Pacific Youth Championships - 7 Years ago  
Rodrigue Tetainanuarii continue with Aurore de Vitre - 7 Years ago  
New Caledonia men win GOLD - 8 Years ago  
New Caledonian National Team 2011 - 8 Years ago  
Australia win Oceania Championship - 10 Years ago  
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