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Waikato wins out at wheelchair basketball’s 2015 Halberg Junior Disability Games

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With the 2015 Halberg Junior Disability Games having wrapped up earlier today at St Peter’s School in Cambridge, New Zealand, the Waikato wheelchair basketball team came through the competition undefeated in four games.



In their first game, they beat Northland 18 – 7, with CJ Takiari putting put 16 points for his team.  In their second game, Takiari put up 12 points on the way to a 20 – 4 victory against Otago.  The third game saw Waikto top Auckland 23 – 13, with Takiari  scoring 15 points and Josh Larsen putting in 8.  Daniel Foliaki managed 8 points for Auckland.  In their final game, Waikato won 29 – 15 against Taranki with Takiari  putting up 17 and Larsen putting up 10.  Luke McDowell scored 13 for his side.


Auckland had the second best record in the competition, going 3 – 1.  They beat Northland 14 – 6, with Sebastian Felipe putting up 6 points for Auckland. Their second win was against Taranki, winning 13 – 4 off 6 points each for Felipe and Keegan Pitcher. The team’s last win was against Otago, which they won in decisive fashion of 29 – 2. Scoring was a bit more distributed, with Felipe putting up only 12 of the team’s 29 points.

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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