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The Spike or Victoria University College Review, June 1927

Basketball Club

page 53

Basketball Club.

President: Mrs. Florance.

Vice-Presidents: Miss, J. Park, Miss Hind.

Club Captain: Miss L. Gray.

Vice-Captain: Miss M. Maclaurin.

Secretary and Treasurer: Miss E. Park.

Committee: Misses M. Briggs, W. Downes.

Selection Committee: Misses L. Gray, M. Maclaurin, and E. Park.

Club Notes.

The Basketball Club opened this year with a membership of forty players, from which three teams were selected to take part in the Saturday Competitions—two Senior grade teams and one Intermediate. Up to date the teams have not met with a great many victories, but the season has just begun and the girls are not yet in good training. It is hoped that they will take it up seriously and that the teams will become more successful as the games continue.

In the Easter Tournament this year, the basketball team did very well considering the little time available for practice before the departure for Auckland. Victoria in the first game defeated Canterbury by 36 to 18 points, thus reaching the final with Auckland.

In this game, although our girls played very well and put up a hard fight, the Auckland girls showed their superiority in combination and ease in scoring.

Now that basketball has become an official event in the Annual Tournaments. it is hoped that someone interested in the game will offer to coach the team. The girls would be most grateful to anyone who could help them to be a better match for their Auckland opponents next year.

With proper training and constant practice, this should not be a difficult task, as the Club has very good material in some of the Senior grade players.

The Tournament team which played at Auckland this year was as follows:—Misses M. Maclaurin (captain). E. Park, M. Thew, I. Scarfe, O. Sheppard, D. Roberts, M. Carty, N. Page, and Z. Ramsay.