"On behalf of my daughter Shalae Salmon, I would like to give a report of her trip to Adelaide, representing New Zealand in the U18 Women's Basketball Team.
At 6ft 3in, Shalae was the starting center for the team. Like typical Australian teams, the games were physical and fast paced. Shalae was a dominant force in the key hole, with her size and presence. In one game she got double double, which is double figures in rebounds and scoring points (18 points, 13 rebounds). Being one of the youngest players on the team, and playing against older girls, she was able to gain experience and exposure to a high level of basketball. From the 8 games played, they won 4 and lost 4.
We would like to thank the Carillon Club for your financial assistance. It has given Shalae this opportunity to play at a high international level of a sport she's passionate about. It has given her more incentive to set goals to one day in the future play for the New Zealand Women's Tall Ferns Basketball Team. Much appreciated." Melody & Shalae Salmon