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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 […]

Thompson shines despite loss

THERE was plenty of basketball action to enjoy over the weekend, including the National Basketball League (NBL)1 East Women’s competition, where there were a few compelling contests. One of the most engaging was the battle between the Sutherland Sharks and the Albury Wodonga Bandits at Sutherland Basketball Stadium on Saturday evening. The Bandits have been […]

Sandringham soars home to beat Blues

THE Sandringham Sabres produced a match-winning final term in their clash against the Frankston Blues in the weekend’s Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) action, claiming a thrilling three-point win at Sandringham Family Leisure Centre on Friday night. Hannah Wickstrom was once again at the forefront for the Sabres, leading the team with another masterful offensive […]

Gone with the Wyndham; McKinnon outplayed in semis

IN a thoroughly entertaining contest, Wyndham finished in style to take down McKinnon in the Big V Men’s Championship semi-final to the tune of four points when the two sides locked horns at GESAC on Saturday night. It was one of the most anticipated games of the season, given the stakes of the match and […]

Knox continue to roll with triumph over United

THE Knox Raiders have kept their undefeated streak rolling in the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) Under-18 Boys since joining the VC Championship division, with their latest victory coming against Geelong United. The two sides locked horns at AWA Alliance Bank Stadium on Friday night, with the Raiders coming in as heavy favourites, given their […]

Boomers too strong for Jets; advance to big dance

THE Bulleen Boomers have pushed through to the grand final in the Big V Women’s basketball competition over the weekend, taking down the Sunbury Jets to the tune of nine points in Sunday afternoon’s preliminary final at Boardman Stadium. In a battle between the second and third placed sides, Bulleen justified its seeding inside the […]

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 […]

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