A great game before a packed house
By Angelo Robinson
(Victorious Paraparaumu College team: Back row (L-R): Coach Steve Botica, Sam Botica, Kevin Vaeulaga, Kristian McLeod, Zack Rammage, Kallum Smith, Ben Hillier Front Row: Matt Jonkers, Ryan Evans. Roymana Fuimaono (absent))
The Paraparaumu College senior boys basketball team maintained its unbeaten run against Kapiti College in the annual Angelo Robinson Cup match on Friday night. Hosted by Kapiti College, not a spare seat was available as supporters from both sides filled the gym.
Kapiti got off to a great start but was pegged back by Paraparaumu who led at the end of the first quarter by 4 points. In the second quarter the teams traded buckets and Paraparaumu led by 5 points at half time. Paraparaumu had a strong third quarter and had kicked out to a 10 point lead.
But Kapiti showing great fighting spirit, pegging back the lead, however Paraparaumu ran out the winners by 5 points in an extremely exciting and high quality game. This is the 5th year the teams have played for the cup and the rivalry is as strong as any other between the two colleges.
At the presentation of the cup, Angelo Robinson applauded the huge array of talent on display in both teams and encouraged all the players to continue with their basketball careers, before presenting the cup to the Paraparaumu College captain Kristian McLeod.