Macca’s Week Nine Picks

With games all set to be played under Level Two restrictions again, there won’t be open access for spectators at any games (hopefully this changes next week though!)

Christ’s College vs St. Andrew’s headlines this week’s action, with the #1 seed from the region at stake for the AA boys’ tournament. St. Bede’s needs a win to get in too as the #3, but a loss to Shirley will see a three way tie with Middleton Grange or Cashmere (so will depend on margins of victory and defeat then!) In Whelan Division II action, we have a very important game at Cashmere (vs Lincoln) as this competition will only have the top two teams go straight to the Grand Final.

Because of there being no open entry at any of the basketball games this week (starting 1 September), we will endeavour to post any live stream links for the games tonight as we become aware of them.

Tuesday 1 September games:

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

  • Christchurch Girls’ at Ashburton
  • Ellesmere at Burnside
  • Cashmere hosting Lincoln, our Macca’s Whelan Game of the Week in a potential Div II finals preview (planned to stream via Cashmere Basketball)
  • St. Margaret’s at Hagley
  • Riccarton playing at Hillmorton
  • Villa Maria at Kaiapoi
  • Papanui traveling out to Rangiora (planned to stream via Rangiora Basketball)
  • St. Andrew’s hosting Avonside (planned to stream via St. Andrew’s Basketball)
  • Linwood at Hornby (Thomson Div II)

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

  • St. Thomas at Burnside
  • (planned to stream via Burnside Basketball)
  • Cashmere hosting Middleton Grange (planned to stream via Cashmere Basketball)
  • Lincoln at Cathedral
  • Ashburton travelling up to play Christchurch Boys’
  • Hagley hosting Ellesmere
  • Hillmorton will face Te Pā o Rākaihautū
  • Papanui’s boys travel to Kaiapoi
  • Rangiora is hosting Riccarton (planned to stream via Rangiora Basketball)
  • Rangiora New Life has a long drive to Rolleston
  • Shirley Boys’ travel along QEII Drive to take on St. Bede’s (planned to stream via the Sideline App)
  • St. Andrew’s will host Christ’c College in our Macca’s Thomson Trophy Game of the Week (planned to stream via St. Andrew’s Basketball)

We only have one Thursday game this week – Rangi Ruru hosting Middleton Grange at 5:00pm

Our Picks for the week:

Whelan Division I

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

Whelan Division II

Ellesemere; Lincoln; Riccarton; St. Margaret’s; Villa Maria

Thomson Division I

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

Thomson Division II

Cathedral; Hagley; Hillmorton; Kaiapoi; Linwood; Rolleston


Last Week’s Picks: Whelan 9/9; Thomson 9/13

Year to Date Picks: Whelan 65/72; Thomson 81/102


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


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