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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 7, No. 7 July 26, 1944

Basketball

Basketball

The weather interfered with the basketball matches last Saturday afternoon. The Senior A match against Kia Ora A had to be cancelled because of the heavy rain. The B team, however, played an excellent game against Kia Ora B in spite of the somewhat trying conditions.

The game started well, University scoring seven goals in quick succession before Kia Ora could score even one. Kia Ora managed to catch up, however, and the score at half-time was only one up in our favour. During the second half the rain began to get worse. The ball became soaked, making it slippery and hard to handle. The courts became slippery too and it was difficult for the players to keep their balance. There were one or two very spectacular falls. When time was called Kia Ora was momentarily one ahead of University, and the final score was 14-15 in their favour. By now the players were thoroughly soaked, water squelched out of their boots, and their hair hung down in wet curls. This particular match will live long in their memory.

Canterbury announces that arrangements for the Inter-University Tournament are going satisfactorily. Auckland and Otago intend to participate and we are looking forward to the trip.