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NORTHERN OUTLOOK, JUNE 1, 2013
GO JOSEPH: Joseph
Matthews makes a
break down the
sideline for Ohoka.
RIPPA RUN: Finlay
Blackwell makes a
break for the Kaiapoi
Blues under-7s ripper
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fight off onslaught
By BRUCE MARTIN
TOP SHOT: Rangiora High School's
William Morris-Whyte shoots over a
NORTH CANTERBURY fought
off a strong recovery from Lincoln
College to win their men's under-
20 basketball match 91-84.
The victory in the Canterbury
interclub competition means
North Canterbury maintain a
three-way share of third place,
with a 4-1 record in the 16-
North Canterbury leapt to a
14-point lead, ahead 27-13 after
the first quarter. However, they
failed to keep their keep their
minds on their job and at one
stage Lincoln came back to hold a
one point difference.
Normal service resumed when
North Canterbury's starting five
returned to court and by halftime
Lincoln trailed by three.
North Canterbury moved their
lead to 70-66 by the third break.
Lawson Morris-Whyte was a
standout for North Canterbury
and led all scorers with 41 points,
but Jordan De Winter (11) and
Liam Connelly (20) also kept the
score ticking over.
Middleton Grange Gators
retained their top equal placing
with Wolverines when they
thumped Rangiora High 88-51.
The Rangiora team was stun-
ned by Middleton's aggressive
defence right from the first quar-
ter and never recovered.
Riley Block led Rangiora with a
hard-earned 19 points against
the tight Gators defence, but
Barclay Miller was the only
other Rangiora player to reach
Rangiora, with a 3-2 record,
now share seventh place with Lin-
coln and St Bedes.
North Canterbury men's under-
23 were edged out 67-56 by a
more determined Checkers side in
The nail-bitting clash was neck
and neck right up until the final
seven minutes, when North
Canterbury turned the ball over
three times in succession, their
bad ball control taking away any
Checkers led 17-14 at the first
break, but North Canterbury had
levelled at 29-29 by half-time. By
the next break, North Canterbury
had their noses in front 45-44,
only to see the game slip away.
Scott Edwards had a high
work rate for North Canterbury
and was rewarded with 18
points. Chris Pugh was strong at
both ends of the court, but for
little reward, and Reid Van
Keulen made a welcome return to
With 15 points, Liam Connelly
and Angus Forbes (14) made
golfers lead way
KAIAPOI'S GOLDEN run in the
Canterbury Interclub women's
golf competition has continued
The North Canterbury team
has dominated the 25-team tour-
nament through the last decade
and has now won in six of the last
The competition boasts the
most teams competing out of any
Canterbury Interclub competition.
The team of Diane Brown,
Sharon Worrall, Tricia Taylor and
Diane Wood defeated a tough
Clearwater team 3-1 in the final
at Christchurch Golf Club.
It was a nail-biting battle, with
two of the games going down to
the final hole.
The week before, in the semi-
final, Kaiapoi defeated Harewood
4-0, with Kaiapoi's Michelle
Anngow, Jill Cassidy and Kate
Fogarty playing an integral part
in the team's success.
In their semifinal, Clearwater
defeated Rangiora 3-1.
The interclub competition is
contested under handicap match
play, with teams coming from all
Kaiapoi put their success down
to their club spirit and the cama-
raderie between the team, who
always work well as a unit.
Athletes too close to
separate share award
NORTH CANTERBURY 800m
runner Angie Smit has been
named a joint winner of the
Athletics Canterbury's athlete
of the year award.
Athletics Canterbury could
not separate Smit and shot put-
ter Tom Walsh.
Smit won the middle distance
athlete of the year too.
North Canterbury's Charlie
Gamble was also recognised.
He was named as Athletics
Canterbury's outstanding track
and field athlete still at
secondary school, and out-
standing junior track and field
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