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Whai end regular season with win

AFTER being the only side to go down to Southern Hoiho during the season, the Mid-North Whai set the record straight in the final round, defeating the wooden spooners ahead of an important finals series. The Whai were on the back foot in the middle of the game, but steadied to run out 10-point victors […]

Pouakai wins thriller; secures third spot

THE Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa finals series matchup are locked in despite a couple of regular season matches to go, following Mainland Pouakai‘s thrilling victory over Mid-North Whai. The Whai were in with a chance to snatch third spot had they won this match, and did have great form over the Pouakai, defeating them in their […]

Queens pip Kahu to lock up second spot

FOR the second time this season, Tokomanawa Queens had the answers for the otherwise unbeatable Northern Kahu, defeating the top of the table side by a point to secure a top two position on the Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa ladder. After accounting for the Kahu a few weeks back, the Queens ground out a one-point win […]

Cobras keep season alive with thrilling draw

IN the penultimate round of the 2022 Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) Under 18 Girls season, the Kilsyth Cobras and the Casey Cavaliers played out a thrilling draw that finished at 55 apiece when the two sides went head to head at Casey Stadium on Friday night. The Cavaliers have been one of the strongest […]

Miners dig into top four with upset win

THE Ballarat Miners have taken a big step in their journey towards a top four spot in the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) Under 18 Boys competition after taking down the Nunawading Spectres at Nunawading Basketball Centre on Friday night. The Miners came into the game needing an upset win over the in-form Spectres to […]

Wyndham prove too good in semis; move on to decider

THE semi-finals have wrapped in the Big V Men’s competition, with Wyndham advancing to the grand final after taking down McKinnon in the third and deciding game in the series at Eagle Stadium on Sunday afternoon. After McKinnon fought back to even things up with an 11-point win in game two, it all came down […]

Booming finish sees Bulleen through to decider

THE Bulleen Boomers have moved on to the Big V Women’s grand final for season 2022, after taking down the Sunbury Jets in game two of the semi final series to the tune of seven points at East Doncaster Secondary College on Saturday night. After the Boomers took game one last weekend, they had the […]

Otago Nuggets crowned NZNBL champions

AFTER trailing at quarter time, Otago Nuggets have stormed to a memorable grand final win over Auckland Tuatara to claim the 2022 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) title last night. Both sides had to enter the grand final the hard way having third and fifth, and after trailing as late as the final minutes […]

Nuggets strike Granny gold after Giant win

BOTH of the top two teams in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) after the regular season were eliminated in their sole final, with the Nelson Giants being the latest one to fall, going down to Otago Nuggets by 15 points. In a battle between the second and third placed sides after 18 rounds, […]

From Loe to high, Tuatara’s jaw-dropper

HOW? That was the word – and question – on everyone’s lips when with six seconds left, Robert Loe produced the play of the New Zealand National Basketball League season. For all intensive purposes, at the nine-second mark of the final term Taranaki Mountainairs were on the verge of reading Auckland Tuatara their last rites. […]

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