After their promotion last week, Fideliter 2 faced their first game in the Premier grade on Friday night against clubmates Body Trainer Fideliter 1.

Playing inside in the evening was new for the young side, and the senior side wasn't about to give them any favours.

Nevertheless, the game was played with good spirit, and Fideliter 2 stepped up and played a game that proved their promotion was deserved.

For Fideliter 1, the ball was delivered quickly through the court in straight lines and was finished off by the shooters, giving them a lead at quarter time.


Changes made by Fideliter 2 at quarter time saw them put the pressure back on their opposition and they won the quarter, to be trailing by only five at half time.

But the experience and composure of Fideliter 1 saw them capitalise on any mistakes made by Fideliter 2 in the second half and they won the game comfortably 58-39.

It was another close first half in the match between WGHS Snr 1 and Whangaruru, with Whangaruru only five in front at the half-time break.

In the second half Whangaruru lifted and applied pressure throughout the court. This combined with great shooting statistics to put them clearly in front.

The consistently strong and skilful game from both Ari Ihaka and Sian Telfer proved too good for the schoolgirls and errors started to creep into their game.

For WGHS Jessie Taylor in the defence circle played well, securing intercepts and tips disrupting the flow of the ball into the circle for Whangaruru. Whangaruru won the game 54-44.

The final game was between Huanui Silver and Manawanui White.

The game started well for Huanui as Asa Morrison took the court at goal shoot for the first time this season and she found her rhythm early.

Greer Manderson and Zahna Campbell also put in strong performances but Manawanui ultimately proved to be too strong and took a 71-45 win.