Topic: Basketball

TKKM o Te Kura Kokiri National Secondary School Basketball Champs

By Rahia Timutimu
  • North Island: East Coast

Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Kura Kokiri has won the A grade final at the National Secondary Schools Basketball competition held in Palmerston North this week, beating Opunake 60 - 86.

Twelve teams were in Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Kura Kokiri’s section, which was split into two pools. Kokiri was in Pool 2 who played against Waihi, St Marys Stratford, St Kevin’s, Linwood and Te Aroha.

TKKM o Te Kura Kokiri won all of their games at the competition and below are their results:

TKKM o Te Kura Kokiri beat St Marys Stratford 65 – 64

TKKM o Te Kura Kokiri beat St Kevins 105 - 34

TKKM o Te Kura Kokiri beat Te Aroha 79 - 51

TKKM o Te Kura Kokiri beat Buller 91 - 65

TKKM o Te Kura Kokiri beat Opunake in the final 86 - 60.

Following are the players in the Kōkiri team;
Sally Kurei (TT, MVP), Tainakore Tapiata (TT), Ripeka Nicholas, Manaakitanga Nicholson (C), Ihipera Ferris (VC) (TT), Winirangi Nicholas, Kanapa Kerr, Ngahiraka Walker.

(TT = Tournament Team)

Absent:
Amokura Nicholson, Aaliyah Tuwairua-Pohe, Wayve Haora,  Irena Haora.

Te Kāea will bring you more tonight at 5:30pm.