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Giants rise to hand Bulls first loss

NELSON Giants have handed Franklin Bulls their first loss of the 2022 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) season, running out 17-point winners in a low-scoring contest. Piling on 25 points in the second term, the Giants were able to build a double-digit lead heading into the second half, which ultimately lead to the win. […]

Nuggets fire in second half to defeat Hawks

AFTER trailing at half-time, Otago Nuggets stepped up to the plate against Hawke’s Bay Hawks and scored 50 second half points to run away with the win by 14, 94-80. The Nuggets did hold a marginal one-point lead at quarter time, but then fell three points behind by the main break. There was no question […]

Rams raid hangar to hold off Jets

A DOMINANT first term set up Canterbury Rams has set up an important 10-point win over Manawatu Jets in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) Round 3 clash. The Rams piled on 31 points to 15 in the first quarter, and whilst the Jets were able to maintain a consistent approach after that – […]

Hawks swoop to down Sharks

AFTER a slow start, Hawke’s Bay Hawks found the answers against Southland Sharks to make it back-to-back wins in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) 2022 season. After dropping their opening game of the year, the Hawks have steadied to win their past two, symbolic of their Round 3 win over the Hawks on […]

Kings of the NBL: Sydney breaks drought

THE Sydney Kings are the 2021/22 National Basketball League (NBL) champions. On Wednesday night, the Kings played host to the Tasmania JackJumpers at Qudos Bank Arena in game two of the NBL grand final series. The home side held a 2-0 lead after a terrific comeback win in game two, and were looking to close […]

Capitals hold strong to defeat the Force

WITH plenty of basketball taking place around the country, each state is showcasing the very best of what it has to offer in that department. One of the biggest and best organisations at bringing the talent to light is the National Basketball League (NBL)1 competition, which boasts a number of divisions around the country, displaying […]

Frankston gives Thunder a case of the Blues

THE Frankston Blues have started the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) U18 Girls season strongly, along with a number of sides. After five weeks of action, the Blues came into Round 6 hopeful of keeping their record strong enough to remain in third place. Bulleen 1 and Sandringham have been the benchmark of the VC […]

Tigers claw their way to tense victory

IN Round 6 of the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL), there was plenty of basketball around the state. The competition showcases the best talent Victoria has to offer across a number of age groups. In the Under-18 boys competition, a number of games were decided in the dying stages of the game, offering a glimpse […]

Vikings outlast Broncos in overtime thriller

ANOTHER weekend has passed, as has another round of the Big V Men’s Basketball Championship, with Round 7 delivering some more action. There were some big wins across the four games that were played, with two coming in with 20+ point margins. Seven rounds of the competition have now been completed, so the sides around […]

Kings put one hand on the throne with game two triumph

THE Sydney Kings have moved one step closer to the 2021/22 National Basketball League (NBL) championship, after downing the Tasmania JackJumpers in game two of the grand final series on Sunday afternoon. A sold-out MyState Bank Arena attended the crucial second game after the Kings broke away in the second half of game one to […]

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