Rangi Ruru have retained the Canterbury Secondary School Basketball’s Whelan trophy after beating CGHS at Cowles stadium 51-37 last night.
The final score was very different to the 74-62 final last year when they wrested the trophy and title from CGHS.
Rangi Ruru Director of Sport Jo Fogarty says there was a huge crowd there supporting the girls, in fact one of the biggest crowds she’s ever seen at the final.
“What an incredible atmosphere,” she says. “That can really make all the difference to the game and I have no doubt that support played a part in Rangi’s decisive win this year.”
Jo Fogarty also acknowledged the hard work of coach Darcy Rose and assistant coach Caleb Harrison. Rangi's Alice Sproat was awarded MVP.
The Whelan Trophy is named after a former Rangi Ruru basketball coach which makes the win all the more significant.