ABSL would like to congratulate Sharne Pupuke-Robati who played for the NZ Premier team. The team was made up of athletes from the recent Women's Championship Competition. The New Zealanders played against NCAA Division 1 College Cal-Berkeley Golden Bears. The Golden Bears featured Tall Fern Penina Davidson, who was a former standout at Rangitoto College.
The game was very close with a 1 point difference towards the end of regulation, however the Bears managed to come up with the win 77 - 69. Sharne managed to score 10 points and pull down 6 rebounds, which is a solid effort against older and more experienced opposition.
Congratulations to all the athletes and the organisation for exposing women's basketball to more people.
Sharne played very well in front of a large crowd. It was topped off with all her CMBB U17 team mates supporting her and I'm sure she got the loudest cheer! Go Hard Southside!