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Bryce goes bang as Perth refuses to kneel to the Kings

IN a potential preview of some postseason action, the Perth Wildcats held on for a nine-point win over the Sydney Kings, with Bryce Cotton well and truly at the forefront. It was a highly anticipated matchup between two of the contending sides of the National Basketball League (NBL). The Kings have looked solid in their […]

Le’Afa lethal off the bench as Breakers best 36ers

THE New Zealand Breakers have claimed a crucial win in the context of their season, downing the Adelaide 36ers thanks to an excellent performance from guard Izayah Le’afa. Throughout the start of the 2023/24 National Basketball League (NBL) season, both sides had struggled at times, although the 36ers were coming into the game in better […]

Robertson rips through defence in close loss

DESPITE his team being overrun in the second half, Aussie guard Tyler Robertson was immense for the Portland Pilots during the team’s loss against their cross-town rivals in the Portland State Vikings on Wednesday. Now in his senior year, Robertson has already enjoyed a stellar college career with the Pilots, and has more responsibility than […]

Aokuso astounds as Townsville trumps Lightning

AN impactful offensive performance from center Zitina Aokuso drove the Townsville Fire to a six-point win over the Adelaide Lightning to kick off Round 5 of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) on Wednesday night. Returning home to the Townsville Entertainment Centre, the Fire came into the game on a three-game winning streak, and still […]

Proctor powers Duke past La Salle in career-best outing

AUSTRALIA’S best prospect for next year’s 2024 NBA Draft delivered his best performance at NCAAM level, as Tyrese Proctor steered the Duke Blue Devils to a dominant 29-point win over La Salle. Coming into his sophomore season, Proctor had already established himself as one of the most exciting talents in college basketball, cementing himself as […]

Russell reaps rewards as Flyers tame Lynx

THERE is one less undefeated side in the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) for season 2023/24, after Mercedes Russell led the Southside Flyers to a thrilling two-point win over Perth Lynx. Coming into the game, the Lynx were sitting nicely at the top of the table with a record of three wins and zero losses. […]

Borlase brilliance brings down Flyers

AN excellent offensive performance from Isobel Borlase sparked the Adelaide Lightning to an 11-point win over the Southside Flyers in Round 3 of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL). Both teams came into Saturday evening’s clash at Adelaide 36ers Arena around the same mark, although the Flyers were favourites, given they had claimed one more […]

Melbourne magnificent despite loss

ONE of Australia’s best young female basketballers was in fine form on Wednesday night, as Jade Melbourne produced an excellent performance in the UC Capitals‘ five-point loss to the Sydney Flames. The two teams clashed at Quaycentre in Sydney to kick off the third round of the 2023/24 season in the Women’s National Basketball League […]

McDonald makes statement as Perth powers past Lightning

OFF-SEASON recruit Aari McDonald delivered an astounding performance to lead the Perth Lynx past the Adelaide Lightning in Round 2 of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) over the weekend. The game took place on Saturday night, in a clash between two sides that started the season in different fashion. The Lynx were coming off […]

Lamb launches into Breakers lineup with excellent round

ALTHOUGH they may have only secured one win over the weekend in the National Basketball League (NBL), the New Zealand Breakers found one biggest positives of their campaign to date. With former NBA draftee Justinian Jessup sidelined indefinitely due to a pelvis injury, the Breakers were allowed to add an injury replacement player. With a […]

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