KBA entered three teams into Basketball New Zealand’s u13 Central Regional Championships in Lower Hutt from October 10-13
The tournament included 37 teams from the Lower North Island. Head Coach Matt Lint is extremely proud of these young athletes for all the training they have put in through the season and the successes they have had. "They are a talented bunch of basketballers and I was very proud with how they competed against the bigger associations. It is testament to the growth of the game in Kapiti that this is the first time that we have entered three teams into this prestigious tournament. A big thankyou to all the volunteer coaches and managers who are gave up their time to help our youth develop".
The results from the tournament are shown below and this is the greatest number of victories Kapiti has ever achieved in this tournament – Basketball in Kapiti is on the rise.
Boys A team
W 60-40 v Wellington B
L 61-63 v Wairoa Hawkes Bay
L 54- 58 Manawatu Levin A
L 39-71 Taranaki Country A
W 64-36 Wairoa Hawkes Bay
W 61-53 Manawatu B
Boys B team
W 41-38 Manawatu Levin B
L 34-59 Whanganui
L 9 -75 Hawkes Bay C
L 17-52 Taranaki Country B
L 24-70 Porirua
L 30-81 New Plymouth
Girls A team
W 38-29 Hawkes Bay B
W 66- 46 Manawatu Levin B
L 28 – 57 Porirua
L 30-43 Taranaki Country A
L 36-57 Hutt Valley Green
L 42-43 Wellington B
Damien Ekenasio the tournament organiser made special mention of our teams - "Please pass on our thanks to the Kapiti teams, they showed a lot of grit and great spirit throughout the course of the tournament - you should be proud of the way your teams, coaches and families conducted themselves".
Back row: Coach Ben Brown, Head Coach Matt Lint, Coach Paul Roberts, Coach Hamish Weir, Coach Darren Davis
2nd back row: Anika Barr, Kiamaia Snow, Katrina Kraus, Ella Dougal, Tiana Tuivaiti, Samuel Thompson, Joe Telford, Parley Roberts, Angus Paterson,
3rd back row far right: Quinn Toma, Isaiah Brown, Keelan Magalogo, Freddie Kreuzer
Kneeling: Alexis MacInnes, Tiana-Leigh Strickland, Joshua Lotsu,
Front row: Kyra Williams, Jack Stevenson, Theo Hobley, Nikau Davis, Bailey Brown, Dayne MacInnes, Caleb Jeffries, Isaac Davey-Tiotio, Jordan Maligieri and Taysian Davey-Tiotio
Missing from photo: Ebony Mason, Jacob Winter, Katie Magalogo (Team Manager), Courtney Dodunski (Coach), Theresa Barr (Team Manager) Hannah Jeffries (Team Manager).
Published: Thu Oct 18 2018 3:10 PM