North Shore Times : November 5th 2010
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Visit our website, www.gcc.co.nz for more info or phone 4441353 3258882AA Breakers possess recipe for greatness Take that: Breakers forward Gary Wilkinson jams a basket in during their latest win against Melbourne Tigers at the North Shore Event Centre. Photo: JASON OXENHAM As the saying goes, a win is a win and it might not have been a comprehen- sive performance last week against the Mel- bourne Tigers but once again we found a way to win -- an important trait for any great team. Now I'm not saying we are a great team just yet but all the pieces are there and I truly feel that when we do start playing our best basket- ball and re-integrate Kirk Penney into the team we will be tough to beat this year. This week we head back on the road, travel- ling to the Gold Coast to take on a wounded ani- mal. Having lost not one but two of their starting players in the last week the Blaze promise to be a team full of hungry players looking to prove themselves. Losing an important figure in your team can do one of two things to a team; they will either bow down and surrender or bind together and play even harder. The timing for the Blaze is unfortunate so early in the season but injuries are an inevitable part of sport and that is where your depth, unity and character are truly tested. Looking to go 4-0 this week is an exciting time, it will be our best ever start to a season and marks the return of Penney. Penney is a world- class player and we will look to him to bring some of that NBA experience back to the team as we try to create a bit of his- tory for the club and bring home another win. Counting on a sellout at Eden Park The Kiwis face the Kangaroos twice over the next two weekends. Tomorrow night sees the return of rugby league to Eden Park and it's hoped that we get a better result than the last one when the Kiwis were given the favourites tag in the 1989 World Cup final before being dusted up by the Aussies. History says that the Kangaroos will always be the favourites and that goes for tomorrow night as well. While the Kiwis have looked a little better in their two games to date with wins over England and Papua New Guinea, and with them scoring 34 more points against the Kumuls than Aussie could man- age, it's even stevens at best tomorrow. Whatever the out- come of that match, next week sees a repeat clash in the Four Nations final in Brisbane. There's no doubt that both sides will want to win tomorrow and will approach the game as a real test match but next week's game will deter- mine the outcome of the competition. However, it's one game at a time and I'm really looking forward to tomorrow night. A big turnout is needed at Eden Park and if the ground isn't a sellout then the NZRL will need to think twice about returning. One of the problems with the park is that even the closest seats are a little too far from the action. But the new stand should provide better facilities than those at Mt Smart. Whatever the size of the crowd there's no doubt that it will be noisy and just the back- ing the Kiwis will need against the very efficient Aussies. Frank-Paul Nuuau- sala is one player I'm looking forward of watching. He looks to be getting better and better the more international foot- ball he plays. Slashers prepare to defend title By JODEAL CADACIO Hardcourt action unfolds tomorrow at the YMCA on Akoranga Drive for the Pinoy Basketball LS Banal Cup men's champ- ionship. It will be a toss up between defending champion Dimond Slash- ers and the 2008 runner- up New World Albany Beermen. After 11 weeks of gruelling matches both teams barrelled their way into the finals with Dimond and New World having 8-3 and 9-2 win- loss cards respectively. Another exciting match-up for the second runner up trophy will see Wheels on West battling Tribu at 12.20pm prior to the main game. An interesting sideline after this game will be the three-point shoot-out where streak shooter Romy Guevarra will be defending his title. Post season awards including the most valu- able player, rookie of the year, most improved player, mythical five, all defensive team and sportsmanship award will also be presented during the break. A successful season Wow, for those who thought hockey season finished in August, North Harbour Hockey, during September and October hosted both the Hatch Cup (national under-13 boys) and the National Hockey League. The tournaments were a success and the National Hockey League has been put forward as a finalist at the Sport North Harbour Awards for event of the year. The highlight was the North Harbour women's team who took the National League title, which is a fantastic result for a fairly young team with new coaching management. Medals from the Com- monwealth Games have also returned to North Harbour Hockey, with several players in the Black Sticks' sides com- peting in Delhi having an involvement with us. North Harbour players Stacey Michelson and Natasha Fitzsimons were part of the success- ful women's side that narrowly missed gold in a shootout with Aust- ralia. I was lucky enough to be part of the New Zea- land Olympic Committee support crew in Delhi, and managed to watch a fair amount of the hockey. I would have to say that the Black Sticks women were the best team in the tournament. Bryce Collins, who has been recently re- employed at Harbour Hockey was also in Delhi as an assistant coach for the Black Sticks women. It was pleasing to see the girls mature and con- sistently perform well, he says.
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