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Young gun spotlight: NBL – Round 3

MANY young stars rose to the occasion in Round 3, as another action-packed weekend took place in the National Basketball League (NBL). Two Cairns jets in Melo Trimble and Devon Hall both had promising weekends while Finn Delany (New Zealand Breakers), Harry Froling (Adelaide 36ers), Brian Bowen (Sydney Kings) and Rhys Vague (Perth Wildcats) all proved convincing with solid performances.   Cairns Taipans – #1 Melo […]

Weekend Wrap: NBL – Round 3

AFTER an exciting first two rounds of the season, Round 3 featured a number of intriguing match-ups as well as breakout performances both individually and as a team. The ladder has began taking shape, with several teams emerging as championship fancies with the other sides establishing their identity to try and include themselves among the […]

Number crunching: NBL – Round 2

THE match between Illawarra and Cairns rewrote history on the stat sheet, with the Hawks breaking the Cairns hoodoo and the Taipans diving head-first into a hoodoo of their own. In terms of individuals, Todd Blanchfield had a career-best performance, Damian Martin is proving to give opposition headaches while Andrew Bogut and Josh Boone lead […]

Weekend previews: NBL – Round 3

ROUND 2 of the National Basketball League (NBL) season produced close match-ups, as all teams finished the round with at least one win for season 2018/19. A Grand Final rematch was game of the round, as United’s David Barlow sunk a three in front of the Adelaide bench to satisfy the Melbourne home fans. This […]

Hawks bounce back to defeat the undefeated Taipans

IT was a battle of attrition between Cairns and Illawarra last Sunday, where spectators saw a battered Hawks outfit overcome the Taipans by 11 points to put their first win on the board. This victory came off the back of Todd Blanchfield, who scored a career-high 32 points for the Hawks. Illawarra coach, Rob Beveridge finally […]

Young gun spotlight: NBL – Round 2

NATIONAL Basketball League (NBL) young guns took to the court in Round 2 where Melo Trimble kept his consistency in making huge scores, Brian Bowen proved himself among the elite and Devon Hall started for Cairns.   Cairns Taipans – #1 Melo Trimble The Cairns guard continued his top form in the Taipans’ 11-point win […]

Weekend wrap: NBL – Round 2

AFTER a great opening week of the 2018/19 NBL season, Round 2 featured a number of exciting match-ups. Another thriller between Adelaide and Sydney, another dominant performance from the Perth Wildcats and a Grand Final rematch all headlined a big round.   Adelaide 36ers (106) defeated Sydney Kings (101) After a thriller between the two […]

Weekend previews: NBL – Round 2

SOME high quality basketball was on display last week, keeping fans glued to their seats as the National Basketball League (NBL) had upsets galore, among the longest NBL game in history going to quadruple overtime. This week includes a salivating Grand Final rematch and a few ex-players coming up against their old teams for the […]

Heal reflects on the greatest “forgotten” game in NBL history

By: Cameron Ross IN the 21 years that Shane Heal played professional basketball, he would remember at least a handful of games. His first game in the National Basketball League (NBL) for the Brisbane Bullets in 1988, his first game in the National Basketball Association (NBA) at Minnesota in 1996, the championship he won with […]

Young gun spotlight: NBL – Round 1

NBL young guns, Tohi Smith-Milner, Reuben Te Rangi, Melo Trimble and Harry Froling all got their seasons off to a good start in the opening round. We took a look at their performances over the weekend.   Cairns Taipans- #1 Melo Trimble Melo Trimble was not only the star of the young guns, but he […]

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