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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1931. Volume 2. Number 4.

Basketball Club

Basketball Club

Three 'Varsity teams are playing in the Basketball Association this year, but so far the Senior A team is the only one that has had any success. It has not lost any games yet, but has yet to play Wesley (last year's champions), East College Old Girls (last years' runners-up), and Training College. Most of the games have been rather uneven, our team scoring upwards of 20 goals. The last two matches we have played have been harder, our scores being 20—15, and 19—12, in our favour. Two of our number were chosen to represent Wellington in a challenge match against Auckland early this month. These were Misses D. Martyn Roberts (defence), and Mary Line (goal). Unfortunately the former was unable to go.

The Senior B team, although having either one or two practices per week, has so far succeeded in winning only one match, and drawing another. Their captain, Miss P. Dennehy, has been coaching the girls well.

The thirds have been hindered by not having a settled team. This is due partly to girls not deciding to play until well on in the season, and thereby upsetting our first selections.

Towards the beginning of the season a team went out to the Borstal Institute, where we played an enjoyable game against a team of girls trained by Miss Nancy Webber. Afterwards about 30 to 40 girls at the Institute gave a fine exhibition of drill under Miss Webber's leadership.

We are fortunate in having secured Mrs. Boyce, late of Napier, as a coach. She gives us good basketball practice, physical jerks, etc. The result of this training should show itself in matches. Weekly practices are held at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, and all players should attend.

Blue awards for 1931: Misses Julia Dunn, Evelyn Hardy, P. Quinlan, Isobel Morice, Kitty Wood.

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