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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 7. 1967.

Men's Indoor Basketball

Men's Indoor Basketball

Hopes are high within the Men's Indoor Basketball Club for improvement on last season's performances in club competition. Three teams have this year been entered in the competition.

The 'A' team reached the finals of the annual interclub tournament run by the Marist Hutt Valley club in April. In the local competition only two teams have proved superior, Marist and Tech. The remaining four teams, including Varsity, are of an even standard and these provide the main interest in the competition. Victoria are hopeful of taking third place this year against the wooden spoon of last season. It is still even possible that they may upset one of the top teams.

On their present form, the 'B' team seem likely to run out winners of their grade in the club competition. The prospects for the 'C' team are not so bright. Although those who play regularly are showing improvement with every game, their performances as a team are suffering because of a shortage of regular players.

For the 'A' team Bruce Ramsay has been scoring consistently and has also proved a reliable ball-hawker in the team's zone defence tactics. Kevin Elliott is showing the benefit of the experience he gained as a member of last year's Wellington 'B' representative team. The skilful ball-handling of Jonathon Fox will be sorely missed by this team. He has returned to the United States.

Unless more experienced players make themselves available for selection in the Winter Tournament team, the club will be unable to approach tournament with confidence. An NZU team selected at tournament will probably travel to Australia to compete in the Australian Universities' tournament next May.