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Blanton’s scoring burst buries Indiana State

IN AN extremely tight tussle, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels managed to sneak past the Indiana State Sycamores in an overtime thriller, taking home the 89-88 triumph in the Discount Tire CBI (College Basketball Invitational) on Tuesday. The two sides played out a thrilling encounter at the Ocean Center, unable to be separated after two halves […]

Cranston-Lown torches Gunners in tight win

AN EMPHATIC scoring effort from guard William Cranston-Lown was enough to get the Maitland Mustangs over the line against the Canberra Gunners, with the former snatching a five-point triumph at Belconnen Basketball Stadium on Saturday night. After a slow start to the contest where they were outscored 21-10, the Mustangs turned things around in the […]

Nowell’s nerves of steel steers Kansas State

IN A thrilling finish to an exciting game, guard Markquis Nowell led the Kansas State Wildcats to the Sweet 16 in March Madness, as his side defeated the Kentucky Wildcats, 75-69 on Monday at Greensboro Coliseum. Kentucky came in as underdogs against a higher seeded Kansas State side, but it was the latter who performed […]

Hannan imposes herself with big double-double

A POWERFUL scoring and rebounding performance from Ashlee Hannan was one of the biggest factors in the Albury-Wodonga Bandits’ powerful 64-point triumph over the Hornsby Ku Ring Gai at Lauren Jackson Sports Centre on Saturday night. The Bandits were outstanding across all four quarters, breaking out to an emphatic 33-9 lead by the first change […]

Heal hammers Flyers as Fire take game one

ONE OF the biggest player movements of the last 12 months has paid off, with Shyla Heal leading the Townsville Fire producing a dominant game one win over the Southside Flyers in the WNBL Grand Final series. After both sides got wins in their respective semi-final outings, the Fire benefited from the extra rest that […]

Gutsy Glover gives Kings another gear

IT WAS the fourth quarter when the Sydney Kings needed a hero after finding themselves trailing by seven points to the New Zealand Breakers in the deciding game five of the NBL Championship. Although there are some bigger names on the list, it was guard Angus Glover that stood up, despite the going being a […]

Blicavs fires early to lead Flyers to big dance

IN A thrilling decider to the last remaining WNBL semi-final series, the Southside Flyers have booked a spot in the grand final after downing the Melbourne Boomers by one-point at State Basketball Centre on Wednesday night. After the Boomers hit back in game two and forced a deciding match, the Flyers held on in dramatic […]

Triple-threat Toohey batters Bandits

A MAGNIFICENT shooting performance from James Toohey was enough to get the Canberra Gunners past the Albury-Wodonga Bandits in the opening round of the NBL1 Men’s season at Lauren Jackson Sports Centre on Saturday night. The Gunners stormed home in the final term to retake the lead after the Bandits claimed a scoreboard advantage in […]

Panousis powers Comets in opening round

THE NBL1 East Women’s competition returned over the weekend, and the Sydney Comets were able to kick things off with a win thanks to an eye-catching performance from star player Vanessa Panousis. The Comets faced off against the Penrith Panthers at Comets Stadium on Saturday night, and delivered a commanding 25-point triumph in front of […]

MVP marvelous as Boomers force decider

SATURDAY night’s action in the WNBL saw the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) deliver a performance that lived up to the honour, as the Melbourne Boomers kept their season alive with a 19-point win over the Southside Flyers. In the second match of the best of three series, the Boomers needed to atone for an […]

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