Thrills and spills in tournament
Players rolled into Hamilton on Saturday for the second round of the Northern Wheelchair Basketball League tournament. The teams from Auckland, Bay of Plenty and Waikato clashed at Fraser High School and there were the usual spills among tight competition.
It’s the tournament’s second year running and Waikato A team number four Maioro Barton said it was a great turnout.
"Our A team won three out four games and the one we lost, we were down by 15 at one point but we came back to lose by five so we were quite happy with that result.’’
Mr Barton said the players were stoked with the support from Parafed Waikato, a not for profit organisation that support athletes with physical disabilities, as well as their loyal fans.
‘‘We hope to beat Auckland, and current national champs Canterbury, at the Wheelchair Basketball Nationals in two weeks time,’’ Mr Barton said.Results: