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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 8. May 31, 1939



Reporting on the commencement of ate basketball season is most pleasant from the personal angle but very dismal from the point of view of results in Saturday competitions. Three teams will be maintained with relative ease and practices, which have been well attended, are making for a good spirit amongst the members. But Saturdays have been rather woeful so far.

Holidays and sickness have affected the Senior A team so seriously that the same nine has not been on the court in two games. Result—there defeats. The last game against [unclear: Awatea], however, was heartening and the two goal loss I with three B players in the nine) promised some success later in the season when the whole team is at College and without changes. The B players gave a very good account of themselves indeed in all games.

A third grade game in the vacation resulted in a 10-8 loss. When their ranks are settled there might be some upsets for teams in this division. The fresher members of the Club look like business.

The greatest weakness in all teams is in the forward third. Partly poor shooting and partly slow and unsure [unclear: osit'onn] work account for extra hard work for the whole team and discouraging scores. The A team with Joy Osborn back and Pixle [unclear: Higgi] [unclear: tr] her hand at goalie seemed a little better on the last [unclear: Sntur] and may yet reproduce last [unclear: season] excellent form.

The Club Gym night is still Tuesday at 8 p.m. All girls are welcome for a [unclear: round] whether eager for [unclear: team] or not.