Macca’s Week Five Picks

Week five marks the rough halfway point in our flagship High School Basketball competitions

A full slate of games is on this week (Tuesday 4 August). Double Header games, have Whelan games at 5:15pm and Thomson games at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted:

  • Burnside High School will host Hillmrton and Christchurch Boys’
  • Cashmere has the Kaiapoi girls, then the unbeaten St. Andrew’s boys
  • Hagley will play the Rangiora New Life girls, then Hillmorton boys’ teams
  • Lincoln plays their neighbours from Ellesmere College
  • The swamp (Middleton Grange) has Rangiora’s girls and then the Ashburton boys hunting for Gators

Tipping off at 5:15pm:

  • Linwood boys hosting Cathedral (at the old Avonside site)
  • Avonside Girls’ have the top seeded St. Andrew’s team visiting
  • Rangi Ruru are playing Papanui, as both teams look for their first win of the season
  • St. Thomas will play the Rangiora boys team

At 7pm, the following games will tip:

  • Mairehau has a visit from Papanui
  • Rangiora New Life will have Te Pā o Rākaihautū traveling to North Canterbury
  • Rolleston College faces Horby in Thomson Trophy action
  • St. Bede’s will be favoured against Riccarton

On Wednesday (August 5) our Ara NZ School of Broadcasting games will be played at Cowles Stadium:

  • 5:30pm Christchurch Girls’ vs Ashburton College
  • 7:15pm Shirley Boys’ Spartans vs Christ’s College


Our Picks for the week:

Whelan Division I

Christchurch Girls’; Middleton Grange; Rangi Ruru; St. Andrew’s

Whelan Division II

Burnside; Cashmere; Hagley; Lincoln; Villa Maria

Thomson Division I

Christchurch Boys’; Christ’s; Middleton Grange; Rangiora; St. Andrew’s; St. Bede’s

Thomson Division II

Cathedral; Hagley; Lincoln; Papanui; Rangiora New Life; Rolleston


Last Week’s Picks: Whelan 10/10; Thomson 11/12 (Hagley was the lone team to get a win we didn’t pick the for!)

Year to Date Picks: Whelan 32/35; Thomson 40/48

Make sure to like our Thomson and Whelan Facebook page for results as they are reported, and photos from a selection of games each night.


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