U15s Travel to Palmerston North Tournament
One Boys team and two Girls teams travelled to Palmerston North today to compete in a Zone 3 U15 participation tournament. Teams from Hawkes Bay, Levin, Wanganui, TCB, New Plymouth and Palmerston North competed in the one day event.
The Boys, who have been training since December last year, came up against a bigger Palmerston North team who were relentless in their play. They came off second best in their encounter today but went on the beat new-comers Levin Basketball Association in the second match of the day. Its was pleasing to see how well they worked together on and off the court Coach Kevin Fenwick said after their matches.
Such was the enthusiasm from the Girls squad, that Coach Andy Cowie decided to enter two teams into the tournament - an A team and a Development team. Andy looked after the A's on the day and Coach Karl Whalen directed the Dev team during the tournament.
The A's came away with a win against Levin and a loss against Hawkes Bay. The Dev team had two tough matches against TCB and the Hawks.
Development was the objective of the tournament and all Coaches came away feeling satisfied that the objective had been achieved.
Well done to our teams who represented themselves and New Plymouth Basketball Association exceptionally well while they were away.