Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 9. June 7, 1939
At last! The Senior A team managed a win on Saturday—and that by one goal! After a period of considerable difficulty in fielding a team and a consequent run of defeats there seems to be some prospect of the reputation of Victoria basketball being saved. Island Bay Old Students team is playing its first year in the top grade and has had a win over Kia Ora who defeated last year's champion team on Saturday. This would point to V.U.C. staging a come-back to 1938 form. This may be a little too much to expect yet but with continued improvement in cohesion and the same nine being fielded each Saturday the team should break even in the second round.
Lower grade teams are experiencing great difficulty in settling down. Sickness has taken a heavy toll of players so that it is not yet possible to judge the material on hand. Heavy defeats so far do not necessarily mean that the play is so poor. It is to be hoped that nines will play together regularly now and show what future available material there is in the Club.
Amongst newcomers to the game this year who show promise as future Senior and Tournament players "Salient" has spotted Alison Stewart. Marie Norrie, Shirley Kay, Millicent Ince and Wynette Anderson. With most of this year's team available and several of the Senior B team on hand there will be hot competition for the Easter team in 1940. Some new faces may be decorating the Basketball photograph next year.