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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 7, No. 5 June 21, 1944



The University basketball teams have been unsuccessful in their matches lately. The Senior A team lost to Island Bay 22-14. At half-time Island Bay were leading by only one goal but during the second half they developed new speed and energy while our team gradually became exhausted. That we do not as yet possess the staying power needed to maintain a high standard of play was shown again in the match against St. Anne's last Saturday. The score at half-time was even, but we were finally defeated. More co-operation is needed in the forward third and all three girls should be used in the combinations.

The Senior B team has also been unlucky in their recent games. They were defeated by Technical Old Girls and last Saturday they lost to Furlor. They are slow to warm up at the beginning of the game, but once started they play well together. At the beginning of the game against Furlor, play was poor, but later, encouraged by enthusiastic vocal support from the sideline, there was a distinct improvement.

The Club is very fortunate in having Nancy Bullen, an ex-Univer-sity player, as coach this year, and her enthusiastic and capable coaching is having a marked effect on the teams.