Zaros face toughest assignment in defending premiers CBC
Zaros face a test of both the squad’s depth and recuperative powers as they prepare to take on defending women’s division 1 basketball premiers CBC tonight.
With the squad’s first three matches producing one win, Zaros opened the round last night against bottom side Heat.
They back up tonight for the division’s toughest assignment against unbeaten opposition.
Despite Zaros’ shaky start, Kiriana Hawaikirangi has emerged among the division’s top offensive players.
She heads into the round averaging 17 points a game, second only to CBC’s Gaby Clancy (18.5).
The Collegians chase a fifth straight win.
Also tonight in the division, Saints take on Olympians.
Second-placed Olympians’ lone blemish in four matches was against CBC in round 3. Saints, however, are keen to build momentum after a mixed start yielded two wins against two losses.
In tonight’s round of men’s first division matches, The Franchise, under player-coach Lou Causer, look to extend their unbeaten start to five games against CBC.
When the sides met in round 2, The Franchise won 86-72 behind Jerome Reid’s 44 points.
Reid and Saints’ Michael Gardner have been the competition’s offensive stars with 41.25 and 21.25 points a game, respectively.
Second-placed Saints take on Olympians in the other clash.
Olympians are seeking their first win.
Cathy Gaby, Julie Reid, Vilma Chisholm, Brenda Hardingham, Liz Sullivan and Robin Edwards in 2015.
Saints' Elena Scafidi defends against CBC's Gaby Clancy.
Local star Ebony Riordan.
The Franchise's Lou Causer.
Saints' Michael Gardner.