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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 
Full Standings

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.
Latest WBC results - May 13, 2017


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Ashley Gayle
In the latest round of the Women's Basketball Championship (WBC) Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats turned on a Mothers Day treat for the Cowles Stadium faithful beating Capital Swish 76-55.

The forward duo of Connie Poletti (13pts/13rebs) and Ashley Gayle (193-F-90, college: Texas) (13pts/9rebs) laid the platform for the seventh straight win for the defending champions.

The opening quarter was tight with Canterbury taking a slender 15-13 advantage into the first break. The middle periods were decisive as Canterbury extended its lead to 37-26 at the interval then 62-43 at the three-quarter mark.

Sariah Penese shouldered the scoring load for Capital in the second period scoring 10 points but 5 points from Courtney Hamblin and threes from Terina Wanoa and Ashlee Fane pushed the Canterbury lead out to double digits.

The third period was dominated by the Wildcats forwards Poletti, Gayle and Charlotte Whittaker. The trio dominated proceedings inside as the home team stretched its advantage.

Wanoa and Poletti stretched the lead beyond twenty points in the final quarter before Grace Simi Vaofusi and Pareima Wiki-Cummings made late baskets for the Swish.

Score: Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats 76 - Poletti 13pts/13rebs, Gayle 13pts/9rebs, Wanoa 11pts/4a, Hamblin 7, Rose 7. Capital Swish 55 - Vaofusi 15, Penese 14, Wiki-Cummings 12

29 points from guard Alyssa Hirawani carried Waikato Wizards to an emphatic 81-38 victory against Rotorua Lady Vols at St Peters School, Cambridge on Saturday.
The 2016 Junior Tall Fern is in outstanding form this season averaging 16.0 points per game for the Wizards. In addition to leading all scorers Hirawani filled the stats line with 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and a block.

Hirawani scored 11 points in the opening quarter as Waikato raced to a 23-8 lead. The gap had extended to 53-15 by half-time with a fourth win of the season almost secured for last season's WBC finalists.

Rotorua put together a much stronger performance in the second half, holding the Wizards to 29 points, but were never able to threaten the home team's advantage.

Hinekura Kingi (9pts/15rebs) and Dana Lee (9pts) led the Rotorua effort but Waikato, with Kaylee Smiler (12pts), Miriam Stevens (8pts/8rebs) and Kelcy Ballantyne (7pts/8rebs) backing up Hirawani, were rarely troubled.

Score: Waikato Wizards 81 - Hirawani 29, Kaylee Smiler 12, Stevens 8pts/8rebs, Ballantyne 7pts/8rebs. Rotorua Lady Vols 38 - Kingi 9pts/15rebs, Lee 9, Kurei 8
  




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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