Friday, April 6, 2018

Tall Ferns Beat Malaysia

What a way to start the Commonwealth games.

The Tall Ferns thrashed Malaysia 86-44.  A total
team effort.  Cocks lead the way with 15 points,
along with Stockill who scored 13.

Charlisse Leger-Walker   scored nine points from 4/13
shooting and also grabbed 5 rebounds, and handled
her first international game well.

Standout player though had to be Purcell, grabbing 12
massive boards,  she is the key for a medal for the Tall

The shooting stats are below.

 Cocks 15pts 6/17 35%
 Stockill 13pts 4/4 100%
 Edmonson 11 pts 3/9 33%
Palvast 9 Pts 3/8 38%
Walker 9 pts 4/13 31%
Hunter 8 pts 3/7 43%
Taylor 6 pts 2/8 25%
Bygate 6 Pts 2/2 100%

Every game for the Tall Ferns, now get harder and harder.
The semi which should be against England or Canada may
be a step too far, but if we can improve our field goal percentage
which isnt brilliant, we should at least be playing for a
Bronze medal, which will be a fantastic achievement.

Which of course will lead to finally more funding and the
growth of Women's Basketball in New Zealand.

Lets go TALL FERNS!!!

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