Macca’s Week Eight Picks

With games all set to be played under Level Two restrictions again, there won’t be open access for spectators at any games.

The St. Andrew’s girls’ team withstood a tough battle from Middleton Grange last week to claim the #1 seed from the Canterbury region in the AA National Tournament. Middleton Grange and Rangiora both finished with 12 competition points, so the head to head win back in the first week of August saw Middleton Grange claim the #2 seed, and Rangiora #3.

Because of there being no open entry at any of the basketball games this week (starting 24 August), we will endeavour to post any live stream links for the games tonight as we become aware of them.

Monday Night games: Kaiapoi at St. Margaret’s girls; Ashburton at Burnside boys

Thompson TrophyBurnside vs AshburtonFirst Half

Posted by Burnside High School Basketball on Monday, 24 August 2020


Tuesday 25 August games:

4:30pm – St. Andrew’s at Papanui (Girls)

Games tipping off at 5:15pm (all Whelan games unless noted)

  • Rangi Ruru at Ashburton (Macca’s Whelan Game of the Week)
  • Riccarton at Hagley
  • Rangiroa New Life at Hillmorton
  • Burnside at Lincoln
  • Rangiora New Life at Linwood (Thomson)
  • Avonside at Rangiora (planned to stream via Rangiora Basketball)
  • Christchurch Girls’ at Middleton Grange (planned to stream via the Sideline App)
  • 5:30pm Villa Maria at Cashmere (planned to stream via Cashmere Girls Basketball)

Games tipping off at 7:00pm  (all Thomson games)

  • Christ’s College at St. Bede’s (Macca’s Thomson Game of the Week) – (planned to stream via the Sideline App)
  • Riccarton at Ashburton
  • Burnside at Christchurch Boys’
  • Te Pā o Rākaihautū at Hagley
  • Ellesmere at Hillmorton
  • Cathedral at Hornby
  • Rolleston at Lincoln
  • Kaiapoi at Mairehau
  • St. Andrews at Middleton Grange (planned to stream via the Sideline App)
  • St. Thomas at Rangiora (planned to stream via Rangiora Basketball)
  • 7:15pm Shirley Boys’ at Cashmere (planned to stream via Cashmere Boys Basketball)

Our Picks for the week:

Whelan Division I

Ashburton; Middleton Grange; Rangiora; St. Andrew’s

Whelan Division II

Cashmere; Hagley; Lincoln; Rangiora New Life; St. Margaret’s

Thomson Division I

Ashburton; Christchurch Boys’; Rangiora; Shirley Boys’; St. Andrew’s; St. Bede’s

Thomson Division II

Hagley; Hillmorton; Hornby; Kaiapoi; Rangiora New Life; Rolleston


Last Week’s Picks: Whelan 9/11; Thomson 10/14

Year to Date Picks: Whelan 56/63; Thomson 72/89


Make sure to like our Thomson and Whelan Facebook page for results as they are reported.


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