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Salient. The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 19, No. 5. May 5, 1955



Although Victoria did not win a game in the Tournament Basketball, four of their number were selected to play; in the North Island team, while another was a reserve. The girls were A. Smith, D. Devereux, S. Abercromble and P. Timmis, who played in the team, and V. Fraser, who was an emergency forward.

In the Tournament games, Victoria were defeated by Otago 16-7, Auckland 21-11, and Canterbury 20-19. This last game was said to be the most interesting of the Tournament, Canterbury winning out in a close and exciting finish.

In the Victoria team, the forwards were rather inconsistent in their under the hoop play, while far too many passes went astray in all three sectors of the court, to allow the team to go on and win a match. S. Abercrombie was perhaps the outstanding player in the side, defending ably at all times. She and P. Timmis also provided a good defence combination for the North Island team.