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WBC Standings
 1. North C. 6-0 
 2. Oceana GR. 5-2 
 3. Waikato C. 5-2 
 4. Waikato W. 5-2 
 5. Nelson S. 4-2 
 6. Auckland D. 4-3 
 7. Canterbury W. 4-3 
 8. Harbour B. 3-4 
 9. Rotorua LV 2-4 
 10. Taranaki T. 2-5 
 11. Tokerau N. 0-6 
 12. Tauranga CC 0-7 
Full Standings

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charlisse LEGER-WALKER
  Waikato .
  (174-G-1)
  Avg: 21
 1. Leger-Walker, Waikato .21.0 
 2. Parai, Waikato C.19.1 
 3. Hirawani, Waikato W.18.3 
 4. Ross-Waitai, Waika.17.6 
 5. Laborn, Taranaki T.16.9 
 6. Goularte, Oceana G.16.3 
 7. Reed, Harbour B.16.2 
 8. Davidson, Harbo.15.6 
 9. Bradley, Waika.14.5 
 10. Mellars, Auckland D.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lyndi LABORN
  Taranaki T.
  (190-F-90)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Laborn, Taranaki T.13.1 
 2. Davidson, Harbo.11.6 
 3. Poletti, Canterbu.9.5 
 4. Leger-Walker, Waikato .8.4 
 5. Parai, Waikato C.8.1 
 6. Daysh, Tauranga CC7.9 
 7. Kailahi-Fulu, Harbour .7.9 
 8. Edmondson, Canterbu.7.8 
 9. Pupuke-R., Auckland.7.8 
 10. Diakhaby, Harbo.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Charlisse LEGER-WALKER
  Waikato .
  (174-G-1)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Leger-Walker, Waikato .4.7 
 2. Hirawani, Waikato W.3.6 
 3. Ross-Waitai, Waika.3.6 
 4. Crotty, Canterbu.3.6 
 5. Ruske, Oceana GR.3.2 
 6. Buck, Auckland D.3.2 
 7. Davidson, Harbo.2.8 
 8. Wairau, Canterbu.2.6 
 9. Turnbull, Oceana G.2.6 
 10. Dalton, Harbour B.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Charlisse LEGER-WALKER
  Waikato .
  (174-G-1)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Leger-Walker, Waikato .3.6 
 2. Hirawani, Waikato W.3.1 
 3. Dalton, Harbour B.2.8 
 4. Davidson, Harbo.2.6 
 5. Bradley, Waika.2.5 
 6. Fermanis, Waika.2.3 
 7. Buck, Auckland D.2.3 
 8. Parai, Waikato C.2.3 
 9. Turnbull, Oceana G.2.2 
 10. Poletti, Canterbu.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Lyndi LABORN
  Taranaki T.
  (190-F-90)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Laborn, Taranaki T.1.9 
 2. Parai, Waikato C.1.3 
 3. Davidson, Harbo.1.0 
 4. Visgers, Oceana GR.0.9 
 5. Leger-Walker, Waikato .0.9 
 6. Talo-T., Harbour B.0.8 
 7. Kereama, Waika.0.7 
 8. Kjestrup, Oceana G.0.7 
 9. Kailahi-Fulu, Harbour .0.6 
 10. Edmondson, Canterbu.0.6 

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NZ Premiers run Cal Berkeley close - Aug 14, 2017


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The New Zealand Premier team performed with great distinction before going down 77-69 against University of California, Berkley Golden Bears at North Shore Events Centre on Sunday.

The Premier team was well served by the teenage trio of Sharne Pupuke-Robati (10 points/ 6 rebounds), Esra McGoldrick (9 points/ 6 rebounds) and Charlisse Ledger-Walker who led all scorers with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.

Cal forward Penina Davidson (190-F-95, college: California), a former Rangitoto College standout, was back on familiar territory at the NSEC and didn't disappoint family and former school mates in the 1,000 strong crowd. The Tall Fern put together a strong performance bagging 9 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals in the game promoted by New Zealand International Basketball Tours.

The Bears, one of the top college teams in the USA, play in the prestigious Pac 12 Conference opened strongly forging a 22-13 opening quarter lead.

However the Premiers, with just two training sessions under their belts, made a strong run in the second quarter to close the half down 42-34 at half-time.

With Tall Fern Deena Franklin, Darcy Rose and Connie Poletti helping the Premiers gain parity on the boards the hosts closed to within a single point (61-60) with under six minutes to play.

Cal standouts Asha Thomas (12 points/ 6 assists) and Kristine Anigwe (15 points / 5 rebounds) steadied the Bears - an 8-2 run quashed the threat of an upset.

Premiers coach Lori McDaniel was delighted with the performance of her team. 'With just a couple of training sessions together prior to the game I thought the team performed remarkably well.

'Charlisse was outstanding but I thought all the young players acquitted themselves well. We had six players in the team that are still at school and they will have gained a lot of confidence from performing so well against such a high calibre team as Cal.

'The whole occasion was a terrific showcase for basketball in New Zealand and women's basketball in particular. Hats off to New Zealand International Basketball Tours for hosting an outstanding event.

NZ Premiers 69 - Leger-Walker 23, Pupuke-Robati 10, McGoldrick 9, Ruske 6, Franklin 6, Gray 5, Penese 4, Daysh 4, Poletti 2

California, Berkley 77 - Anigwe 15, Thomas 12, Cowling 10, Davidson 9

NZ Premier Team

Makayla Daysh (Tauranga City Coasters)
Deena Franklin (Harbour Breeze)
Hayley Gray (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)
Charlisse Leger-Walker (Waikato Wizards)
Luye Murphy (Capital Swish)
Esra McGoldrick (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)
Sariah Penese (Capital Swish)
Connie Poletti (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)
Sharne Pupuke-Robati (Auckland Lady Rangers)
Darcy Rose (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)
Nicole Ruske (Site Weld Otago Goldrush)
Sapphire Wairau (Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats)

Coaches - Jody Cameron and Lori McDaniel
  



Tall Ferns heading to Japan - 3 days ago
The New Zealand Tall Ferns squad embarks on a tour to Japan and Taiwan this week. This young blood Tall Ferns team faces a tough task ahead. The Japan women's national team are a strong, fully professional side who are ranked 13 in the world and are the FIBA Asia Champions. Yet New Zealand women's basketball is known for its toughness. Last year a strong Tall Ferns team beat the Japan Select team at the William Jones Cup 75-72   [read more]

Shannon
Perrett
Shannon Perrett selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 5 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of New Zealanders who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is former U18 international guard Shannon Perrett (175-93). She could not help Frankston Blues (2-16) to beat Sydney Uni Sparks (9-9).    [read more]

Charlisse
Leger-Walker
Otago Gold Rush claim WBC title - 9 days ago
Otago Gold Rush claimed the 2018 Women's Basketball Championship (WBC) title at the Edgar Centre, Dunedin on Saturday with a closely fought 62-52 victory against Waikato Wizards. Soraya Umaga-Jensen edged Gold Rush ahead 15-13 with the last play of the first quarter after some nervy opening exchanges. The early defensive match-ups of the two teams was intriguing with Charlisse Leger-Walker(174-G-01) marking the dangerous Dana Goularte and Leger-Walker herself shadowed by Bronwyn Kjestru...   [read more]


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Chevannah Paalvast selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 12 days ago  
Antonia Farnworth-Edmondson's double-double lands her Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 19 days ago  
Diakhaby's double-double lands her Interperformances Player of the Week award - 23 days ago  
WBC Round 9: Otago Gold Rush clinch regular season title - 24 days ago  
Micaela Cocks selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 26 days ago  
Best players of New Zealand WBC round 8 (by Interperformances) - 1 month ago  
Stella Beck swaps Gaels for Flames - 1 month ago  
WBC Round 8 of Regular Season - 1 month ago  
Natalie Taylor selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 1 month ago  
Davidson number one in New Zealand for round 7 (by Interperformances) - 1 month ago  
WBC Round 7: Wizards lose their first game against Goldrush - 1 month ago  
Jillian Harmon agreed terms with Ragusa - 1 month ago  
Bradley's double-double lands her Interperformances Player of the Week award - 2 months ago  
WBC Round 6: Wildcats lose to Dream - 2 months ago  
Micaela Cocks' double-double lands her Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 2 months ago  
Best players of New Zealand WBC round 5 - 2 months ago  
WBC Round 5: Wizards keep a leadership position - 2 months ago  
Tall Ferns shine in Australian Leagues - 2 months ago  
Whittaker number one in New Zealand for round 4 (by Interperformances) - 2 months ago  
WBC Round 4: Winless Northland loses another game - 2 months ago  
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