Day 2 - Women's P2 - New Zealand 57 def Fiji 30
After placing 2nd in the 2010 Youth Pacific Championship, New Zealand came into the game with a weight of expectation hanging over them.
New Zealand proved themselves determined by scoring over 30 goals in the first half.
In a standout performance, Hanna Tusa helped her team take an early lead by receiving 15 rebounds and 12 points.
In response for intense half made by New Zealand, Fiji’s Grace Fifita scored a three pointer within the first few minutes.
New Zealand responded to this strait away by scoring a three pointer of their own.
Fiji rivaled New Zealand in the statistics of rebounds lead by Tiyana Kainamoli with eleven rebounds.
Despite being physically evenly matched, New Zealand’s skill and positional play helped their extent their lead.
Overall New Zealand cemented themselves as a contender of the championship by their depth of field within the side. New Zealand had a comfortable win of 57 to 30.
By Jed Toohey from The Reporters' Academy