McDs Week Five Recap

We’re now officially past the halfway mark in the regular season, with playoff spots now the focus for all of our teams

In the McDonald’s Whelan Trophy Competition, Middleton Grange hosted Cashmere and had a monster 36 points game from Katie Jo van den Bogaert, as well as 20 from Annabel Lapworth. Samantha Irvine (13p) and Rachel Pullan (16p) were both back from the BBNZ U19 tournament, but not able to help their Cashmere team to a win, dropping the game 84-54.

Lincoln continued their improved showing in the Whelan Trophy Competition, winning 73-55 over newcomers Marian College. Kate Herman had 21 points, while 13 was the number for both Sophie Withell and Samantha McCrone. For Marian, Hannah Malaysay and Mckenzie Hansen both had 14, and Brie-Ellen Harding scored 10.


Middleton Grange faced Cashmere in the Thomson Trophy Competition too, and kept things interesting throughout the game, but were unable to get closer than nine points away in the final quarter, going down 83-68. Thomas Webley led Cashmere with 28, and fellow starters Nic Wenmoth and Tom Russ-Hofmans scored 12 and 11 respectively. Ben Carlile-Smith had 25 for the Gators, and had 11 points each from Jed Rea and Ah-Li Fenika.

Week six is officially an empty week in the Whelan Competition, but we have a few deferred games to include here. Cashmere may have the Dowson Cup up for grabs twice, first against Christ’s College in a rematch of last year’s final on Tuesday night, then again on Thursday against a sneaky-good St. Andrew’s team. Our game of the week is picked to be Middleton Grange at Christchurch Boys’ High on Tuesday night


Week Five Results

Whelan Division II
Papanui 68-51 Burnside

Lincoln 73-55 Marian

Villa Maria 54-37 Te Pā

Ellesmere 50-45 Hillmorton

Avonside 77-54 St. Margaret’s


Whelan Division I
Middleton Grange 84-54 Cashmere

St. Andrew’s 72-58 Christchurch Girls’

Kaiapoi 60-52 Ashburton


Thomson Division II
St. Thomas 88-53 Ellesmere

Linwood 101-72 Hornby

Ashburton 78-56 Cathedral

Papanui 85-75 Riccarton

Kaiapoi 76-67 Rangiora New Life


Thomson Division I
St. Andrew’s 95-59 Burnside

Shirley 104-74 St. Bede’s

Cashmere 83-68 Middleton Grange

Christchurch Boys’ 87-62 Hillmorton

Rangiora 80-67 Christ’s


Picks last week: Whelan 6/8; Thomson 9/11

Year to date: Whelan 33/40; Thomson 34/48



Upcoming Games – all Tuesday 19 June unless noted. Picks are underlined:

Whelan Division II

(5:15pm Monday 18 June) Marian @ St. Margaret’s

5:15pm Avonside @ Hillmorton

5:15pm Burnside @ Lincoln

5:15pm Papanui @ Villa Maria

7:00pm Ellesmere @ Te Pā o Rākaihautū (hosted at Linwood College)


Whelan Division I

5:15pm Kaiapoi @ Cashmere

5:15pm Rangi Ruru @ Rangiora

(5:15pm Thursday 21 June) Cashmere @ Christchurch Girls’


Thomson Division II

5:15pm Papanui @ Linwood

6:00pm Ashburton @ St. Thomas

7:00pm Ellesmere @ Hornby

7:00pm Riccarton @ Lincoln

7:00pm Cathedral @ Rangiora New Life (hosted at Mega)


Thomson Division I

5:15pm Burnside @ Shirley

7:00pm Christ’s @ Cashmere (Dowson Cup Challenge)

7:00pm Middleton Grange @ Christchurch Boys’ (Game of the Week)

7:00pm Rangiora @ Hillmorton

7:00pm St. Andrew’s @ St. Bede’s

(6:00pm Thursday 21 June) St. Andrew’s @ Cashmere


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