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Nuggets clip Hawks’ wings, advance to semi

AFTER conceding an early lead, Otago Nuggets clicked into gear and answered every challenge a Hawke’s Bay Hawks outfit could throw at them, running out 11-point winners in the first match of the Final 6 series last night. In picking up the victory, the Nuggets not only stayed alive in the final series, but knew […]

Tuatara shoot down Saints

IN a remarkable Final 6 clash, Auckland Tuatara have eliminated reigning champion Wellington Saints from the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) title race. After starting the season so poorly, the Saints had seemingly found their groove the past month, winning the last six games of the season, five of them coming against four of […]

Queens win thriller over Whai

TOKOMANAWA Queens have struck late to secure an important six-point win over Mid-North Whai, their fourth straight victory in the Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa. The Queens were able to move to outright second with the win ahead of the final round, and are well placed for a top two finish. In a topsy-turvy game, both sides […]

Pouakai pile on pain for Hoiho

AS finals approach, Mainland Pouakai picked up a 13-goal victory over the struggling Southern Hoiho to move to outright third on the Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa ladder. Nearly all of the Pouakai’s work was done in the opening 10 minutes at the Edgar Centre, piling on 26 points to 12 in a dominant Sunday afternoon clash. […]

In-form Saints rise above Tuatara

A FIFTH straight New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) win has Wellington Saints fans believing they can go all the way, with the reigning premiers knocking off third placed Auckland Tuatara by an impressive 18 points at Eventfinda Stadium last night. Both sides had already stamped their tickets to the Final 6 due to the […]

Hawks soar into Final 6 with OT thriller

IT was the most fitting of circumstances, as Hawke’s Bay Hawks knocked off Canterbury Rams to book their place in the Final 6 last night. In front of home fans at Pettigrew Green Arena, the Hawks were able to bravely hold on against a Rams outfit giving as much as it got, and with a […]

Queens crack through unbeaten Kahu

IT took 10 matches, but Northern Kahu finally showed they have some chinks in their previously impenetrable armour, going down to Tokomanawa Queens by 18 points at Eventfinda Stadium last night. The Kahu had not lost in their first nine outings, and had already beaten the Queens prior to the Round 6 clash, but last […]

Third quarter blitz sees Sharks devour Bulls

A DOMINANT third term is all it took for Southland Sharks to put away Franklin Bulls and end the Bulls’ hopes of a Final 6 finish in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL). The Sharks were on the ropes throughout the first half, trailing by 13 points at half-time, but a barnstorming 33-15 third […]

First half dominance sees Queens ground Hoiho

A DOMINANT first half performance from Tokomanawa Queens has resulted in the Queens getting up over Southern Hoiho by 15 points and moving into outright second on the ladder with the victory. Coming into the clash with a 4-4 record, the Queens needed a victory to keep on top of their nearest rivals, and they […]

Saints sizzle, keep Final 6 hope alive

CONTINUING what has been a remarkable revival for a team that looked down and out early in the season, the Wellington Saints produced an eye-opening 10-point win over the Nelson Giants to put themselves in the box seat for a Final 6 spot. The Saints have racked up five wins in the past six games […]

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