The Southern Hoiho will tip off a new era of New Zealand basketball, as they travel to Christchurch to face the Mainland Pouakai in Tauihi’s first game. Locally, the team is headlined by Tall Fern Zoe Richards, a skilled forward with fantastic footwork and the ability to step out and shoot from deep. Nicole Ruske is a former Tall Fern, but has not played at a level higher than club leagues since 2019. A former Otago player, Tall Fern Jillian Harmon, is expected to join the group later in the season. Five franchises — the Hoiho, Pouakai, Tokomanawa Queens, Mid-North Whai and Northern Kahu — will play each other three times in a 12-match season.
Source: Otago Daily Times June 29, 2022 06:07 UTC