Home' Northern Outlook : July 6th 2013 Contents Brothers clash in under-20 basketball derby
By BRUCE MARTIN
TEAM TALK: Rangiora High School coach Peter Buckley delivers a halftime
message to his team.
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DRIVE TIME: Rangiora point guard Riley Block drives past Lawson Morris-
BROTHERS BATTLE: William Morris-Whyte boxes out his brother Lawson
on a North Canterbury free-throw.
TWO SETS of North Canterbury
brothers went head-to-head in Can-
terbury under-20 basketball action
last weekend. Predictably it was
older siblings Lawson Morris-
Whyte and Callum Ross who stole
the show for the North Canterbury
under-20s, who were too strong for
a Rangiora High School side that
featured William Morris-Whyte and
With the North Canterbury
men's under-23 side on a planned
break at the weekend, all eyes were
focused on the under-20 northern
Rangiora came out all guns blaz-
ing, catching their older opponents
by surprise to race to a handy 16-9
Rangiora's Riley Block pene-
trated some ordinary North Canter-
bury defence and William Morris-
Whyte was on hand to put back any
But it would not last, as North
Canterbury under-20 mainstay Jor-
dan De Winter got into his work.
Lawson Morris-Whyte also puni-
shed Rangiora, as he fired at both
ends of the court.
The stand-out slotted 34 points,
with good support from Liam Con-
nelly and De Winter that gave
North Canterbury a 41-29 halftime
The third quarter slowed to a
trickle as both sides maintained
Rangiora lifted its efforts in the
final quarter through the explosive
The students closed the margin to
within four points, before North
Canterbury finally pulled clear to
win by nine points.
The win leaves North Canterbury
sharing sixth place with Lincoln on
15 points in the race for a top eight
Rangiora sits in eighth, one point
ahead of the chasing pack.
On Sunday North Canterbury's
senior men's side kept its chances of
making the top six for round two
alive with a narrow 54-47 win over
Gators in Cowles Stadium.
Key contributors to North Can-
terbury's win were Reilly Price with
18 points and new Mid Canterbury
recruit Jamie Carlson (11).
They sit on 13 points in fifth
place but with only one game
remaining will have a nervous wait
with two teams just one point
behind and an extra game in hand.
NORTHERN OUTLOOK, JULY 6, 2013
Team effort secures Rangiora win
ELECTRIC ETHAN: Ethan McDuff dives in to score his stunning try.
DANGER MAN: Illusive winger Louis Herman-Watt pushes off a Nayland tackler
PHOTOS: TRUDY MCKAY
DOMINANT FORWARDS laid
the platform for Rangiora High
School to start the first round of
The Press Cup plate section with
a 36-6 victory over Nelson's Nay-
Rangiora scored three tries in
each half at Loburn and led 19-3
at the break.
Rangiora's forwards were
straight into their work early,
with big lock Davey Mato bursting
through the Nayland defence for
the opening try.
Nayland then defended strongly
and even created some attacking
opportunities of their own but
with Rangiora maintaining pos-
session, cracks eventually
The forwards -- stronger and
more organised than their oppon-
ents -- helped Rangiora hold a
strong territorial advantage.
Rangiora flanker Cameron Dyer
ran in a well-worked try, which
Cameron Millward converted.
The lead was extended further
on the stroke of halftime when
first-five Daniel Wills put Jag
Love into space for Rangiora's
The home side started strongly
after the break when Dyer scored
his second try.
Rangiora finished off in style
with two outstanding tries that
came on the back of a committed
Replacement winger Ethan
McDuff scored a stunning try and,
not to be outdone, Rangiora's
other winger Louis Herman-Watt
scored the sixth and final try with
another eye catching effort.
Dyer capped a powerful game
with the man of the match award.
The win was the fourth in a row
for Rangiora and consolidates its
second place in the plate section.
Canterbury Country's under-17 net-
ball team proved its capabilities at
the annual Top of the South netball
tournament in Blenheim on
Playing in the senior grade, the
side went down to Nelson under-19
29-35, beat Motueka seniors 42-28,
and lost its final match to Marl-
borough seniors 28-42.
The game time proved invaluable
for the squad which has missed two
tournaments because of wet
The squad is hopeful of securing
anther trial match before their
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