The Growth of 3×3 Basketball & U15 Tournament Results

Glow in the dark shoes, an abundance of afros and a rowdy, tattooed DJ - welcome to the lively world of 3x3 basketball. Like the original format, 3x3 has experienced an explosion of growth in recent years and an illustration of this fact was on display at the Walter Nash Stadium today when 25 boys and girls teams ... More

Mafua (HVHS) Reflects On Marvelous Basketball Season

“We faced them three times before the final and despite winning each time I told my team we can’t take anything for granted,” Leah Mafua recalls when addressing her Hutt Valley High School (HVHS) basketball team prior to the Sharp Cup final against Queen Margaret College (QMC). HVHS surged to a 32-17 lead midway ... More

Giant Killing Run Ends In Second Place For Town At Basketball Nationals

“It was awesome to finish second in New Zealand. Nobody expected us to even make the Nationals,” Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones marvels when reflecting on the performance of the St Patrick’s College, Wellington basketball team at Nationals last week. Town were runners up in Wellington and only fourth in the Zone 3 tourney, ... More

Back in Business – Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones (St Pat’s Town)

Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones often travels to the US to further his basketball ambitions. A self confessed basketball tragic with considerable ability, Tait-Jones hardly played last year while a student at Rongotai College. In 2018, Tait-Jones has helped St Patrick’s College, Wellington reach the Nationals, something they ... More

Hutt Valley High School King Of Queen’s

Hutt Valley High School (HVHS) have won the Sharp Cup for the first time since 2013 with a nail-biting 69-65 triumph over Queen Margaret College (QMC). HVHS surged to a 32-17 lead midway through the second quarter, but a 15-2 QMC run leveled proceedings by halftime.  HVHS led for most of the second-half, but with 1:59 ... More

Rongotai Romp To First Title In Two Decades

For the first time since 1998, Rongotai College are Pohlen Cup champions after an emphatic 85-69 victory over St Pats Town. Rousing slam dunks by Ben Robertson and Jayden Puroku in the last minute applied the exclamation mark on Rongotai’s eighth overall championship.  Rongotai made an electric start charging to a ... More

Town & Rongotai Shoot Ahead In Pohlen Cup

When it took Wellington College a third of the first quarter to score their first field goal against St Pats Town, there was a distinct impression it would be a tough night for the reigning champions.  However a 99-66 thrashing a fortnight shy of the semi-finals is surely a genuine surprise. It took Wellington College ... More

Davey Dominant At U15 Nationals

“Tell me when you're ready to switch,” are the only words of persuasion Jyordanna Davey needed from a trusted basketball coach to quit playing netball. Three years ago Davey wasn’t a competitive basketball player, but social participation coupled with the desire to dribble, shoot and be involved at both ends of ... More

Ezrah Aukuso-Vaigafa – Walking The Talk

Ezrah Aukuso-Vaigafa believes two of his strengths on a basketball court are “making everyone around me better by getting them involved and just being vocal.”  The Rongotai College and New Zealand Under-17 point guard has plenty to talk about at present.  Last week at the National Under-17 championships, Aukuso-V... More

Town End Rongotai’s Run In Pohlen Cup Basketball

St Pat’s Town have jumped to the top of the Pohlen Cup, defeating Rongotai College 96-81 in the top of the table clash at the ASB Sports Centre on Friday night. Town reversed two previous defeats to Rongotai to extend their unbeaten run to four games in the championship proper.  An absorbing tussle dramatically turned ... More