The weather put paid to a number of sports midweek, however the secondary schools and midweek women’s basketball rounds were played and some hardy hockey players braved the conditions. Basketball In the Thompson Trophy division one basketball competition, the Rangiora High School boys were defeated by St Thomas College 78-105. In division two Kaiapoi High School picked up a solid win over Linwood 100-67. In the Whelan Trophy division girls competition, Rangiora High School defeated Cashmere 82-55, and in division two Kaiapoi High defeated Rolleston 93-28. Rangiora New Life School had the bye. The North Canterbury Lynx midweek women’s basketball team were defeated by Pioneer Paces 39-50. Fiona Macpherson was the top scorer for the Lynx with 10 points. Hockey In division one of the midweek women’s hockey competition, the Rangiora Hurunui Hares won the battle of the North Canterbury teams, with their defeat of Hinemoa Kaiapoi Rata 2-0. In division three, the Rangiora Hawkes went down narrowly to the University of Canterbury Aztecs 3-4, and Hinemoa Kaiapoi Totara beat Southern 7-0.