Macca’s Week Three Update

Not a great week (again!) in terms of our picks – but we’re trying again this week (plus letting you know where all the teams are playing)

We’re now up to Round Three of the Competition, with a couple of teams making our preeseason rankings look particularly bad! (St. Andrew’s College in the Thomson trophy is looking disappointing at 0-2, when they were ranked #2, but the StAC Whelan team is now 3-0 after being picked #7!). We incorrectly picked two games in every competition, except for Division II in the McDonald’s Whelan Trophy Competition.

St. Andrew’s College got their third win of the season over St. Margaret’s last night (60-40 – retaining the Phil Burns Cup), and Rangi Ruru vs Christchurch Girls’ is deferred, with the rest of the Round Three games taking place tonight.

This Tuesday (21 May) we have a few schools hosting double headers with both Whelan and Thomson teams in action (5:15pm and 7:00pm respectively, unless noted otherwise):

  • Cashmere High vs Papanui Girls, then the boys will play against Christ’s College in a game between two 2-0 teams (Dowson Cup Challenge)
  • Hornby High will host games in their new gym between both teams from Riccarton High
  • Lincoln High School has Villa Maria, and then Rangiora New Life visiting
  • Rangiora High School has a tough ask with the St. Andrew’s boys, and then Middleton Grange Gators visiting (Whelan Game of the Week)

Early tip-off (5:15pm) games take place beyween the following teams (home team listed first):

  • Ellesmere Girls vs Burnside
  • Haeata Boys vs Papanui
  • Hagley Boys vs Linwood College
  • Kaiapoi Girls vs Avonside Lady Eagles
  • Hillmorton Boys vs Ashburton (6pm tip)

Late games tonight (7pm tip time):

  • Cathedral vs Te Pā o Rākaihautū
  • Middleton Grange Gators vs Christchurch Boys’ High
  • St. Bede’s vs Burnside
  • St. Thomas vs Shirley Boys’ High (Thomson Game of the Week)

Our Picks for Round Three:

Whelan Division I

Rangi Ruru; Middleton Grange; Kaiapoi; St. Andrew’s


Whelan Division II

Burnside; Hornby; Lincoln; Papanui


Thomson Division I

Middleton Grange; Cashmere; St. Bede’s; St. Thomas; Rangiora; Ashburton


Thomson Division II

Papanui; Riccarton; Cathedral; Lincoln; Linwood


Last Weeks Picks: Whelan 6/8; Thomson 7/11

Year to Date Picks: Whelan 10/16; Thomson 17/22


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