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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1936. Volume 7. Number 11.



Though there were six girls absent from the teams, travelling to Auckland to the Training College Tournament, and one down ill, Varsity decided to make an effort to play their two teams as ususal. So the clarion call went out far and wide requesting emergencies and past players to lend their aid, with the result that in Senior A were Phyllis Quinian and Isobel Morice, ofo ancient fame, and Norma Cannons, a fresher—her first game—and Joan Maysmor from the B team. While in the B team was Joan Youg, who played for V.U.C. last year.

In the Senior A match the score of 28-6, loss to Varsity, is no indication of the continual struggle which ensued. Though Wellington East had no difficulty in acoring goals and goals and goals, they did have difficulty in maintaining possession of the ball. Phyllis Quinlan played well in defence and the centres succeeded in considerably ratting the oposition in the centres succeeded in considerably rattling the opposition in the second spell. Sylvia Hefford improves with every match. Congrats! Varsity on not defaulting.

The B team scored a triumph over Wesley, the score being 20-16. By the way, Marjory Gibbons is a versatile sportswoman. Last Saturday she played for V.U.C. Hockey team against Canterbury in the morning, and in the afternoon captained V.U.C. Basketball team against Wellington East. (We are not sure about Sarurday night!)

Points from the N.Z.B.A. Rules (1936):—

No player shall bounce or bat up the ball more than once before taking possession.

No player shall defend an opponent when another is already so doing.

The referee has the power to stop the game in the event of coaching from the sideline while the game is in progress.

The N.Z.B.A. also cite the following guiding principles:
1.—Use the whole court. Move freely in your third; avoid crowding.
2.—Speed is essential-to this end the ideal handling of the ball is to take it and pass it on practically in the one motion; the short swift pass in the most effective.
3.—In defence, close attendance on your opponent while the ball is in her team's hands is the first rule; this to be changed instantly when the ball is captured by one of your own players.
4.—Added to good court play three must be accurate goal-throwing; this is gained by consistent practice.