Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Melville Intermediate - Inter-Intermediate Basketball

Today in Te Awamutu at the Events Centre we had the Inter-Intermediate Waikato Basketball Competition. The day was a special day for Melville Intermediate as the Girls went through the tournament unbeaten and won seven games on the day.

They defeated Morrinsville Intermediate 22-10 in the first game, Maeroa Intermediate 22-6 in the second, Berkley School was defeated 22-6, Te Awamutu the hosts 22-6 before in the final pool game Fairfield was beaten 15-6. In the Semi-Final Melville's girls played against fourth qualifier Morrinsville Intermediate and beat them 41-2. They then played Fairfield again in the final winning 26-12. Awesome preparation for the National AIMS finals taking place in two short weeks!

Not to be outdone the Boys also won the competition as well. Morrinsville were beaten in the first game 21-6. Maeroa were beaten in the second 21-4. The boys also beat Berkley School 20-6, had a 12-12 draw with Te Awamutu before defeating Fairfield Intermediate 13-4 in the final pool game. The Semi-Final saw the Boys beating Berkley School 24-18 before taking on Maeroa and beating them in the Boys final 22-16.

There's a mountain of footage and material from this event that we're currently making our way through and will be posting this online over the coming days. Well done Melville Intermediate.


  1. Congratulations on your impressive victories in basketball. Basketball is one of the major sports in the United States. Does New Zealand have a professional basketball league?
    Mr. C

  2. No Mr Chamberlain we don't. We only have a New Zealand team that play in the Australian League (called the Breakers). We've had two players in New Zealand's history play in the NBA (actually it might only be one, its one definatly).
    Mr Webb, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand.