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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 5. May 7, 1946

Basketball Goes Down Fighting

Basketball Goes Down Fighting

There descended on Christchurch a team of basketball fanatics bent on wresting the basketball shield from Otago; there returned a team even more enthusiastic about winning it—er. next year. . . .

The standard of play set by the other Colleges was too high for our team, who found themselves at a distinct disadvantage in having so few experienced players. Outstanding during the whole of the Tournament was the fighting spirit Victoria displayed; the opposing teams gained nothing they did not earn by hard play.

Peg Moor was the "pride of the side." shooting most of the goals that came her way. The defence (Val Berry, Pat Cummins and Gay Nimmo) worked well together and handled the ball faultlessly. If you ask Gay how she came to shoot a goal for the opposing side, she will tell you that she was always a forward.

The friendships formed and the experience gained by playing against the other Colleges make us look forward to the next big contest when we intend to win the shield from the other Colleges, who now hold it jointly.