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McKay monsters Bears with decisive performance

WHEN it comes to performances on the big stage, they don’t get much better than Megan McKay‘s effort in the NBL1 Women’s National Championship game on the weekend. McKay’s Bendigo Braves looked to cap off a perfect season when they took on the Norths Bears in the big dance. The Braves were the only side […]

Hutchison hammers Sharks home in grand final

THERE were plenty of big individual performances in the National Basketball League (NBL)1 grand finals taking place over the weekend, including the heroics of Sutherland Sharks guard Lochlan Hutchison. The Sharks took on the Maitland Mustangs in the NBL1 East Men’s decider, with both sides coming from a remarkable spot on the ladder. Sutherland made […]

Dove delivers despite defeat in decider

ALTHOUGH his team fell one win short of the ultimate prize, Joondalup Wolves forward Quintin Dove could not have done much more in the NBL1 West Men’s grand final over the weekend. The Wolves took on the Geraldton Buccaneers in the big dance at Bendat Basketball Centre on Saturday night in the deciding clash between […]

Atwell adds to resume with grand performance in decider

DESPITE a bit of a scare, the Bendigo Braves completed their flawless season by defeating the Waverley Falcons by five points in the NBL1 South Women’s grand final on the weekend, securing a spot in the upcoming National Championships. It was a result that was sparked by the performance of gun Amy Atwell, who stepped […]

Olbrich owns big stage with damaging decider

ALL National Basketball League (NBL1) competitions have wrapped up, and in the Central Men’s, it was Lachlan Olbrich that led the West Adelaide Bearcats past the Forestville Eagles. It was a battle of the top two sides in the 2023 season to close things out in South Australia, with the strongest sides left standing in […]

Wilson wills Flames past Tigers, into big dance

IT is grand final time across the NBL1 leagues around Australia, and in the Central Women’s competition, Alex Wilson dragged the Norwood Flames into the decider after a massive performance in the 10-point win over the Southern Tigers. The two sides clashed at The ARC in Campbelltown on Saturday night, with the winner booking a […]

Mitchell masterclass sees Sharks survive

THE NBL1 East Men’s grand finalists have been decided over the weekend, and the Sutherland Sharks booked their spot thanks to an excellent performance from Jordan Mitchell. Mitchell’s Sharks took on the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the semi-final at the AIS Basketball and Netball Centre on Saturday afternoon. The winner would face […]

Heroic Henderson helps Sea Eagles soar into decider

THE NBL1 East has reached the grand final stage of its fixture, and in the women’s competition, the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles were helped into the big dance by a huge performance from Felicity Henderson. The Sea Eagles faced off against the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence (CoE) at Northern Beaches Indoor Sports Centre on […]

Star keeps Wizards out of the Woods in clinching win

THE Northside Wizards have claimed the 2023 NBL1 North Women’s championship, after star Courtney Woods led the team in game two of the grand final series against the Rockhampton Cyclones on the weekend. The Wizards faced off against Rockhampton for the second time in as many days as the deciding series rolled on. Northside delivered […]

Sobey soars to seal championship for Force

THE NBL1 North Men’s competition wrapped on the weekend, with Nathan Sobey leading the Ipswich Force past the Gold Coast Rollers in a three-game series from Friday to Sunday. The two best sides of the 2023 season faced off in a best of three series which was full of quality talent. Gold Coast had been […]

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