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Fast-finishing McKinnon falls short of Wyndham

IN a thrilling finish, Wyndham has held off a late charge from McKinnon to claim a one-point win in the weekend’s Big V Women’s round-opener. There was a lot of hype heading into the clash at Eagle Stadium on Saturday night, given the two sides have started the season in strong fashion, and it was […]

Saints rise to first NZNBL win

WITH both sides heading into the Round 5 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) clash boasting 0-4 records, something had to give between Wellington Saints and Manawatu Jets. It was the Jets coming away with a hard-fought nine-point victory to finally kick-start their title defence with a win at TSB Bank Arena yesterday. The Saints […]

Tuatara regain top spot, shake off Bulls

IT was far from easy and took just about all of the match to finally get it done, but Auckland Tuatara racked up another New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) win to regain top spot on the 2022 season ladder. The Tuatara were able to shake off a determined Franklin Bulls outfit who were missing […]

Hawks’ Giant NZNBL road win

GOING back-to-back on the road in Round 5, the Hawke’s Bay Hawks will heat home happy having accounted for a Nelson Giants side by nine points in Christchurch yesterday. The Giants were dealt a big out in New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) leading scorer Trey Mourning out due to illness, and the Hawks bigs […]

Nuggets rise to top with fifth straight win

AFTER starting the season 0-2, the Otago Nuggets have settled into a rhythm the last five matches, going unbeaten to rise to the top of the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) ladder. The Nuggets latest victim was the Southland Sharks who slumped to a 2-4 record this season and sit mid-table.The victory was largely […]

Hawks win for the Agee(s) against Rams

A SENSATIONAL fadeaway baseline jumper from Hawke’s Bay Hawks debutant Tajuan Agee has sunk the Canterbury Rams in a thrilling contest last night. The battle between two New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) contenders lived up to expectations, with the game needing until the very last shot to decide the result. It was a topsy […]

Gippsland hit with a case of the Blues

IN Round 8 of the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) Under 18 Girls on the weekend, the Frankston Blues produced a dominant win over Gippsland United. The two sides went head to head at Frankston Basketball Stadium on Friday night, in a match widely expected to be owned by the home side. Frankston came into […]

Falcons soar above Hawks in thriller

IN the weekend’s National Basketball League (NBL)1 East Men’s action, the Newcastle Falcons were able to hold off the Illawarra Hawks and claim a thrilling win. The two sides went head-to-head at The Snakepit Stadium on Saturday night, in a matchup that meant quite a bit to both sides. With the standings reasonably close at […]

Wragg’s winner delivers last-second points

THE Sunbury Jets have snuck home to a thrilling triumph against Wyndham in the Big V Men’s competition on the weekend. In a contest that truly went down to the wire, it was looking likely that Wyndham was going to just make it over the line with a tense win. However, the home side was […]

Nuggets first quarter blitz floors Jets

A FIRST quarter domination by Otago Nuggets has helped them defeat the winless Manawatu Jets and move to 4-2 themselves in the 2022 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) season. The Nuggets piled on 23 points to nine in the opening term to race out to a 14-point lead, and though the Jets fought hard […]

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