The basketball ball season tipped off in the weekend for a few grades. For the North Canterbury Club, it was only the Premier men in action against University of Canterbury. The match saw both teams going almost basket for basket, but it was the UC team that began to dominate and took the win 79-66. The top scorer for the North Canterbury side was Nat Connell with 23 points. Next weekend sees the beginning for the remaining grades, with the secondary school’s competition set to begin midweek from the 23 rd of June.