What the stats can tell you...
With the three game FIBA Oceania U-19 Championships in Porirua, New Zealand now completed, it might be a good time to look back over the "numbers" and to appreciate the wealth of information available via the statistics function on the competition website.
By selecting "draws and results" from the top menu and then clicking the competition you are interested in, and then using the "season stats" function (complete list), you can find such information as;
The leading scorers in the women's competition (over 3 matches) were Casey Samuels(AUS) 49, Penina Davidson (NZL) 44 and Carley Mijovic (AUS) 41.
Or that Brianan Kentwell from Australia shot 75% of her 2 pointers for the Championship - she probably should have taken more shots. Leading in accuracy for the Kiwis girls was Stella Black at 60% from 2 point land.
The 'rebound hound' for the Australians was Nicholas Duncan with 22 for the Championship while the long arms, explosive leap and great anticipation of Rueben Te Rangi saw him pull down 17 rebounds for the Kiwis.
No one should be surprised to learn that Australia's Dante Exum dished out 18 assists to lead the Championship with Emmett Naar from Australia setting up 15 scoring chances for his team mates. That man Te Rangi led the New Zealand contingent in assists with more than 4 per game on average - 13 for the Championships.
Despite featuring strongly in the Australian scoring, Casey Samuels might be looking for somewhere to hide when people discover that she was responsible for 12 turnovers for the championship to lead all players.
"Thief" of the Championship for the women's competition goes to New Zealand's Penina Davidson with 11 steals for the Championship and in the men's competition Dante Exum's 9 steals gives him the "light fingers" award in the men's competition.
To find out more about the 2012 FIBA Oceania U-19 Championships by numbers browse teh statistics function on the competition website.