McDs Week Six Recap

A relatively truncated week of High School Hoops action still produced some memorable games.

Daniel Griebel only scored nine points, but he made especially sure his final three would not be forgotten, winning the #McDsTT game for his Riccarton team 77-76 in overtime against Lincoln. Lincoln High had a commanding 54-59 lead after three quarters, with Cody Wareham again socring easily (31p). Jamie Atkinson and Kyle Koster both had 13p for Lincoln. Riccarton was paced by Cody Chapman’s 17p, with Owen Ou (14p) and Max Paulin (12p) also scoring well for the visitors.

Sean Lemon had a huge scoring output – 51 points – as his Ellesmere Boys’ team made up for a disappointing game last week in a resounding 101-53 win over Hornby, and will be favoured in their week seven matchup against Rangiora New Life.


Megan Shannon had a double-double for Avonside – 28 points and 11 steals! Molly Cockburn (19p) and Hayley Forster (16p) helped the Lady Eagles to a hard fought 75-48 win, where they only pulled away in the second half against Hillmorton.


Week seven is officially an empty week in Division Two of the Whelan Competition, but we have a deferred game to include here. There’s no Dowson Cup challenge, with Cashmere winning both of their matchups in week five. Our Thomson Trophy Game of the Week may be Marques Whippy’s final time coaching his Hillmorton team, so we expect emotions to be high when they host a Burnside team desperate for a win. Middleton Grange is an underdog in the Phil Burns Cup Challenge game against Rangi Ruru, while Ashburton has the longest trip of the night – heading to Rangiora in the Whelan Trophy Game of the Week.


Week Six Results

Whelan Division II
St. Margaret’s 91-30 Marian

Avonside 75-48 Hillmorton

Villa Maria 63-47 Papanui

Lincoln 20-0 Burnside (default)

Ellesmere 77-35 Te Pā


Whelan Division I
Kaiapoi 76-45 Cashmere

Rangi Ruru 92-58 Rangiora

Christchurch Girls’ 75-32 Cashmere


Thomson Division II
Papanui 91-86 Linwood

Ashburton 82-76 St. Thomas

Riccarton 77-76 Lincoln

Ellesmere 101-53 Hornby

Cathedral 85-63 Rangiora New Life


Thomson Division I
St. Andrew’s 76-70 St. Bede’s

Shirley 105-78 Burnside

Middleton Grange 85-58 Christchurch Boys’

Cashmere 83-54 Christ’s

Rangiora 86-76 Hillmorton

Cashmere 94-49 St. Andrew’s


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

Year to date: Whelan 40/48; Thomson 43/59



Upcoming Games – all Tuesday 26 June unless noted. Picks are underlined:

Whelan Division II

(5:15pm Monday 25 June) Te Pā o Rākaihautū @ St. Margaret’s


Whelan Division I

4:45pm Middleton Grange @ Rangi Ruru (Phil Burns Cup Challenge)

5:15pm Kaiapoi @ Christchurch Girls’

5:15pm Ashburton @ Rangiora (Game of the Week)


Thomson Division II

5:15pm Cathedral @ St. Thomas

7:00pm Papanui @ Lincoln

7:00pm Kaiapoi @ Hornby

7:00pm Ashburton @ Riccarton

7:00pm Rangiora New Life @ Ellesmere


Thomson Division I

6:15pm Shirley @ Christ’s (hosted at Rangi Ruru)

7:00pm Burnside @ Hillmorton (Game of the Week)

7:00pm Middleton Grange @ St. Bede’s

7:00pm Christchurch Boys’ @ Rangiora

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