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The Spike or Victoria University College Review, June 1927



On Easter Monday morning Basketball matches commenced by a game between Auckland and Otago. From the very first, the Auckland team showed their superiority in every department of the game. Strong combination and quick passing were too much for the Southern girls who were defeated by 50—9.

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The next match was between Canterbury and Victoria. In the first spell Victoria played well, proving to Canterbury that combination and quick passing are more successful than their long slow throws which were too easily intercepted by the Victoria girls. Although the second spell was less scientific and rather too much of a scramble, Victoria continued to keep the lead. The score was Victoria 36, Canterbury 18.

The final was then played between Auckland and Victoria. Victoria opened brilliantly, scoring two goals in quick succession, but Auckland soon rallied, and from then on, their marvellous combination and science—the result of good training—showed up clearly. Towards the end, Victoria played up well with a determined effort, but failed to make up the score sufficiently, and the match finished with Auckland leading 78 to 38.