From Wednesday to Saturday this week, the future stars of New Zealand basketball took to the court around the country as part of Basketball New Zealand's under-13 regional championships. Tauranga hosted the Northern Regional Championships tournament, which attracted 41 teams comprising more than 400 players overall. The talent on display throughout the tournament, at the Trustpower Arena, was undeniable as spectators were treated to some fantastic skills and close encounters. Sports reporter David Beck has a look at how the tournament went and the performances of some local Bay of Plenty sides.
The Rotorua Under-13 girls' basketball team have proven