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WBC Standings
 1. Waikato W. 5-1 
 2. Oceana GR. 4-2 
 3. Waikato C. 4-2 
 4. Auckland D. 4-3 
 5. North C. 3-0 
 6. Canterbury W. 3-3 
 7. Nelson S. 2-1 
 8. Taranaki T. 2-3 
 9. Harbour B. 2-4 
 10. Rotorua LV 1-2 
 11. Tokerau N. 0-3 
 12. Tauranga CC 0-6 
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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charlisse LEGER-WALKER
  Waikato .
  (174-G-1)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Leger-Walker, Waikato .22.7 
 2. Parai, Waikato C.20.7 
 3. Hirawani, Waikato W.20.6 
 4. Laborn, Taranaki T.17.6 
 5. Bradley, Waika.16.2 
 6. Goularte, Oceana G.14.7 
 7. Dalton, Harbour B.14.3 
 8. Poletti, Canterbu.13.5 
 9. Visgers, Oceana GR.13.0 
 10. Rogers, Tauranga CC12.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lyndi LABORN
  Taranaki T.
  (190-F-90)
  Avg: 14.4
 1. Laborn, Taranaki T.14.4 
 2. Poletti, Canterbu.10.7 
 3. Leger-Walker, Waikato .8.0 
 4. Kailahi-Fulu, Harbour .8.0 
 5. Bradley, Waika.7.8 
 6. Pupuke-R., Auckland.7.8 
 7. Edmondson, Canterbu.7.8 
 8. Daysh, Tauranga CC7.8 
 9. Parai, Waikato C.7.7 
 10. Visgers, Oceana GR.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Charlisse LEGER-WALKER
  Waikato .
  (174-G-1)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Leger-Walker, Waikato .5.3 
 2. Hirawani, Waikato W.4.2 
 3. Buck, Auckland D.3.0 
 4. Bradley, Waika.2.8 
 5. Riwai, Waikato C.2.6 
 6. Wairau, Canterbu.2.5 
 7. Ruske, Oceana GR.2.5 
 8. Crotty, Canterbu.2.5 
 9. Dalton, Harbour B.2.2 
 10. Weir, Taranaki T.2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Alyssa HIRAWANI
  Waikato W.
  (169-G-98)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Hirawani, Waikato W.3.8 
 2. Leger-Walker, Waikato .3.7 
 3. Bradley, Waika.3.4 
 4. Parai, Waikato C.3.0 
 5. Dalton, Harbour B.3.0 
 6. Fermanis, Waika.2.4 
 7. Poletti, Canterbu.2.2 
 8. Buck, Auckland D.2.1 
 9. Goularte, Oceana G.2.0 
 10. Riwai, Waikato C.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Lyndi LABORN
  Taranaki T.
  (190-F-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Laborn, Taranaki T.2.2 
 2. Parai, Waikato C.1.2 
 3. Jenkins, Harbour B.1.0 
 4. Leger-Walker, Waikato .1.0 
 5. Visgers, Oceana GR.1.0 
 6. Kereama, Waika.1.0 
 7. Talo-T., Harbour B.0.8 
 8. Ruske, Oceana GR.0.7 
 9. Edmondson, Canterbu.0.6 
 10. Parai, Waikato C.0.6 

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Round 9 (Regular Season)

Canterbury W Jun.24 Taranaki T. 52%
Harbour B. 92% Jun.23 Tauranga CC
Waikato C. Jun.23 Waikato W. 59%
Oceana GR. 70% Jun.22 Taranaki T.
Zara Jillings signs full division 1 scholarship to Fordham - Nov 18, 2016


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U.S. Colleges are continuing to scout basketball talent out of New Zealand with one school in particular keen on New Zealanders. Today Zara Jillings (175-G-98) will sign a full scholarship with Fordham University. A number of Division 1 schools were targeting Jillings, with no less than five colleges offering the Westlake Girls' High School student an official visit. In the end Fordham University and one of the United States' top college coaches, Stephanie Gaitley , secured the 18 year old. 'I was fortunate enough to receive a lot of initial interest from programs all over the U.S. In the end I visited three schools that I was really keen on and found that was enough to be super confident in my decision,' says Jillings. 'I took three out of a possible five official visits because I had heard from others that it's a pretty chaotic experience. You only get 48 hours at each school so they pack a lot in: tours, meetings with academic advisors, going out for your meals, watching practice, spending time with the team. It's overwhelming, but incredible to see the facilities and resources they have to pour into the school. What I liked was getting a feel for everything in terms of the people and the campus, so that you can really picture yourself being there,' says Jillings. Jillings decided to sign with Fordham for of a number of reasons, including academic opportunities and the history the school has with Kiwi players. 'I immediately felt a good vibe with the coaching staff. They are very family oriented and have created an extremely successful program. Coach Gaitley also has a lot of experience with internationals. She's coached Megan Compain and Erin Rooney, who both went onto play professionally. Everything I had heard and all of my own experiences with the staff just felt right. 'Fordham University is also an incredible school academically, their business school is ranked very highly and there is the potential for me to get my Masters Degree while I am there. The school is right in New York which is an amazing place and such a different environment to home,' said Jillings. Already Jillings is no stranger to playing international basketball, having been selected in New Zealand age-group teams since the Under 16 level. Earlier this year she travelled to China with the Junior Tall Ferns and also played for the Under 18 3x3 Women's team in Kazakhstan. Her success as a player is not too surprising when looking at Jillings' upbringing, where she was raised in a family of basketballers. 'My parents still play and when I was younger my brother did too, so I was in a gym watching trainings and games since I was young and have played since primary school. I did so many other sports as well through primary and intermediate, but basketball was always my favourite. I love how it's a team sport but you can still do a bit of everything individually too.' Like many young athletes Jillings says she is appreciative for the help she has received from parents, coaches and the Harbour Basketball Association. 'My parents have been huge in the way they have supported me in everything, no matter what. Dad has spent a lot of early mornings in gyms and Mum was my first ever coach. I'm so lucky to share my passion with them. I've also been with Harbour Basketball since I was 11 and as an Association they've always been so supportive, you can see why they run probably the best rep' program in the country.' Jillings plans to head to New York in early January and will be red-shirting for the remainder of the season, and will also begin studying Business. Of course basketball is also etched into her plans. 'I really want to play for the Tall Ferns. I got a taste for it being in their Olympic Qualification trial camp and it confirmed that I want to reach that level. It's a step up from Juniors but something I aspire to. I'd also love to be part of a team that makes it to the Olympics for 2020 and 2024, that's a big goal. I think it's looking promising that New Zealand Basketball will make it to those events.'
Courtesy of: basketball.org.nz   




Lyndi Laborn
Best players of New Zealand WBC round 8 (by Interperformances) - 3 days ago
Experienced American Natalie Visgers (179-F-80) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's second-best Oceana GR. and that's her to receive a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 8. The 37-year old forward had a double-double of 27 points and thirteen rebounds, while her team beat Canterbury W. (#6, 3-3) 74-67. Oceana GR. is placed at 2nd position in New Zealand WBC. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier...   [read more]

Stella Beck
Stella Beck swaps Gaels for Flames - 4 days ago
Stella Beck(183-G-95, college: St.Mary's, CA), having recently completed a four-year scholarship at St Mary's College, California, has begun her post university basketball career at Townsville Flames playing alongside Tall Fern Micaela Cocks. Beck debuted for the Flames last weekend and in her third outing for the Queensland Basketball League leaders scored 8 points (4/8FG) and dished 4 assists in the 98-82 win against Ipswich Force. Beck enjoyed a stellar (excuse the pun) career at St...   [read more]

Connie
Poletti
WBC Round 8 of Regular Season - 4 days ago
Here is the last round review presented by LBM Management. The biggest surprise of round 8 was guest Goldrush's (4-2) road victory over 5th ranked Wildcats (3-3) 74-67 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Goldrush made 7 blocks. 26 personal fouls committed by Wildcats helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Natal...   [read more]


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Natalie Taylor selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 5 days ago  
Davidson number one in New Zealand for round 7 (by Interperformances) - 10 days ago  
WBC Round 7: Wizards lose their first game against Goldrush - 11 days ago  
Micaela Cocks selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 12 days ago  
Jillian Harmon agreed terms with Ragusa - 17 days ago  
Bradley's double-double lands her Interperformances Player of the Week award - 24 days ago  
WBC Round 6: Wildcats lose to Dream - 25 days ago  
Micaela Cocks' double-double lands her Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 26 days ago  
Best players of New Zealand WBC round 5 - 30 days ago  
WBC Round 5: Wizards keep a leadership position - 1 month ago  
Tall Ferns shine in Australian Leagues - 1 month ago  
Shannon Perrett selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago  
Whittaker number one in New Zealand for round 4 (by Interperformances) - 1 month ago  
WBC Round 4: Winless Northland loses another game - 1 month ago  
Leger-Walker's double-double lands her Player of the Week award - 1 month ago  
WBC Round 3: North C. keeps a leadership position - 1 month ago  
Jillian Harmon selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago  
The countdown to the 2018 WBC opening weekend in Tauranga begins - 2 months ago  
2018 Women's Basketball Championship Preview - 2 months ago  
Jillian Harmon's double-double lands her Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 2 months ago  
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