21 Jun 2009

Ferns lift Breeze to win

6:52 am on 21 June 2009

North Harbour have won the first tournament of the Women's Basketball Championship in Auckland.

Boosted by Tall Ferns, the Breeze defeated the Waikato Cougars 67-45 in the title game at the North Harbour Tournament at AUT on the North Shore.

Beijing Olympians Charmian Purcell and Noni Wharemate combined to score 40 points.

Purcell scored a game-high 26 points, while Wharemate added 14 for Harbour, who also included former Tall Fern Karlene Kingi.