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Auckland teams lead in North Island wheelchair basketball championship

New Zealand. Image credit: Tubs, 5 October 2011.
Wheelchair basketball team posing

The Wellington Hurricanes team competing in the championship. Image credit: Parafed Wellington

With the first day of competition completed at the North Island wheelchair basketball championship at the ASB Sports Centre in Wellington, the two Auckland teams competing in the tournament sit tied in first place.


The opening game earlier today saw Auckland 1 beat Auckland 2 by a score of 56 – 24.  Auckland 2 rebounded in their second game to beat the Wellington Hurricanes 29 – 24.  The third game of the competition saw Auckland 1 decisively beat Taranaki 52 – 26. Taranaki kept it closer in their second game but still went down 28 – 34 to Auckland 2.  Auckland 1 then met Wellington, where they had another easy win with a final score of 46 – 23.  The next game saw Wellington get their first win of the competition when they defeated Taranaki 39 – 30.  The last match of the day saw Auckland 2 reverse their fortunes of their opener, beating Auckland 1 46 – 41.

Play continues tomorrow with Auckland 1 opening against Taranaki, followed by Auckland 2 playing Wellington, Auckland 2 taking on Taranaki,  Wellington playing Taranaki, and the competition concluding with Auckland 1 matching up against Wellington.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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