Pohlen Cup Final Replay Stretches Into Double Overtime

The second round of the Pohlen Cup at the ASB Centre featured a blockbuster showdown between last year’s finalists and big victories for three of the leading contenders in 2019.Rongotai College outlasted St Pats Town 106-99 in a double overtime thriller. In a replay of the 2018 decider, Rongotai was en-route for a ... More

Silverstream claim victory in Traditional against Wellington College

St Patrick’s College, Silverstream claimed a 2-1 victory in their annual sports exchange against Wellington College in horrid conditions yesterday.Silverstream was successful in the First XV rugby and basketball while the football ended dramaticallyThe Silverstream First XV have extended their Wellington Premie... More

Lofty ambitions for Jordon Rangitawa (HVHS)

By Adam BlackwellFood poisoning cut short 16-year-old point guard Jordan Rangitawa’s New Zealand Under 19 basketball camp last weekend but she has plenty more to look forward to this year.The year 13 student, who is entering her fifth and final year in the Hutt Valley High School Senior A basketball team, has ... More

Nine named in NZ Basketball U17 & U19 Camps

Basketball NZ have named the attendees to their April National Selection under 17 and under 19 camps.Congratulations to the following Wellington students who have been selected:2019 New Zealand U17 WOMEN ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP SQUADJyordanna Davey (Sacred Heart College) Tia-Calais Remuera (Scared Heart ... More

Dynasty Sport – Proudly Supporting College Sport Wellington And Basketball

College Sport Wellington is excited to announce a new multi-year partnership with apparel supplier Dynasty Sport.  Dynasty joins College Sport as its official apparel partner and naming rights sponsor of its Basketball competitions in 2019, now known as the Dynasty Sport College Basketball Leagues.Wellington based ... More

Tafara Gapare (Scots) hitting new heights on basketball court

The man responsible for discovering Steven Adams has his eye on the next potential Kiwi NBA star. Kenny McFadden is an American former professional basketball player who currently works in coaching and development in Wellington. He was the man who picked a young Steven Adams out of the crowd and helped mould him into ... More

Four named in NZ U15 squad for Oceania Basketball Champs

Basketball New Zealand has named the Aon New Zealand Boys’ basketball team to compete in the FIBA Oceania U15 Championships currently being played in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, which includes four Wellingtonians.Benjamin Gold (Tawa College) and Tafara Gapare (Scots) are named in the team, while Max Abbot ... More

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