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WESTERN NEWS

Tuesday December 5 2017

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CGHS fall short of sevens crown „„ By Andrew King CHRISTCHURCH GIRLS’ fell short in their quest for a Condors Seven’s title in Auckland beaten 20-5 in the final against Hamilton Girls’ High. The girls had gone through the tournament undefeated until they met Hamilton in the final. Coach Jamie Livingstone said it was great to be the first South Island team to make the finals of the girls section. ​ “Overall, extremely happy to make the final, it’s a massive achievement for a school from Christchurch. Hopefully, we can build on the result and make Christchurch Girls’ High one of the leading rugby programmes in New Zealand,” he said. With the mandate to play an exciting brand of sevens, they kicked off the tournament

RUNNER-UP: Christchurch Girls’ High came second in the Condor Sevens held in Auckland.

with a 22-14 win over Helenville’s Kaipara College before a 19-all draw with Gisborne Girls’ High. They then beat Auckland’s Aorere College 31-0. In the quarter-finals, they overcame stiff competition in

New Plymouth Girls’ High advancing to the semi-finals with a 29-17 win. They then met defending champions Auckland’s St Mary’s College 17-0 before falling at the hands of Hamilton.

Grace Brooker was the only CGHS player to make the tournament team. “We have eight girls returning to school next year from this year’s squad so we already have a base to build on,” Livingstone said.

Hawaii scholarship for basketballer the Canterbury Wildcats winning the championship under coach Lori McDaniel. Lauryn earned a call-up to the New Zealand team which competed in the FIBA under-18 Oceania championship this year. The Mainland Eagles Academy helped her get the scholarship and she will begin her

studies in Hawaii in August next year where she plans on majoring in psychology. The academy was set up in 2014 to support players throughout the South Island to chase their dream of pursuing tertiary education and basketball excellence both in New Zealand and the United States.

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