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MacPacers record first win

Monday, March 12, 2007

RAIWAI-based club MacPacers registered its first win of the season in the Suva/Laucala basketball Association league on Saturday.

Led by top basketball referee Navitalai Naivalu the side trounced Cryptics 53-37 at the FMF Dome.

The team which is made up youths from MacFarlen Road joined the SLBA league five years ago.

"We're aiming for a semi-final spot as we've always qualified for quarters. Now we're determined to move up a level this year," manager Sainimili Puamau.

Making a return to the sport former national netball defender Hannah Tuikoro featured for her Warriors side which went down to White Fire 32-21.

Games official Fanny Simpson said competition had improved this year and new talents were standing out each week.

"A lot of young players are coming up and judging from scores, you know teams have prepared well," she said.

Newcomer Dice is creating waves after it edged Knights 52-44.

Results- Yat Sen Dragons 34-Warriors 49 (m), Cryptics 35-MacPacers 57 (m), Saints 36-Rookies 48(m), Lami Hands 32-Freshmen 27 (m), Saints 28-Shaq Attack 8 (w), Warriors 21-White Fire 32 (w), Wai Tui 34-USP 21 (w), Shaq Attack 37-USP 25 (m), Dice 52- Knights 44 (m), Idaman 29 Saints II 34 (m).


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