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Blanton’s scoring burst buries Indiana State

IN AN extremely tight tussle, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels managed to sneak past the Indiana State Sycamores in an overtime thriller, taking home the 89-88 triumph in the Discount Tire CBI (College Basketball Invitational) on Tuesday. The two sides played out a thrilling encounter at the Ocean Center, unable to be separated after two halves […]

NBL team wrap: Tasmania JackJumpers

THE COMPETITION’S newest side could not reach the lofty heights of its maiden season, but still managed to prove one of the NBL’s most competitive sides when the fixture reached the pointy end. The Tasmania JackJumpers were able to recover from a slow start to the season to secure a spot in the play-in and […]

Cranston-Lown torches Gunners in tight win

AN EMPHATIC scoring effort from guard William Cranston-Lown was enough to get the Maitland Mustangs over the line against the Canberra Gunners, with the former snatching a five-point triumph at Belconnen Basketball Stadium on Saturday night. After a slow start to the contest where they were outscored 21-10, the Mustangs turned things around in the […]

Nowell’s nerves of steel steers Kansas State

IN A thrilling finish to an exciting game, guard Markquis Nowell led the Kansas State Wildcats to the Sweet 16 in March Madness, as his side defeated the Kentucky Wildcats, 75-69 on Monday at Greensboro Coliseum. Kentucky came in as underdogs against a higher seeded Kansas State side, but it was the latter who performed […]

Hannan imposes herself with big double-double

A POWERFUL scoring and rebounding performance from Ashlee Hannan was one of the biggest factors in the Albury-Wodonga Bandits’ powerful 64-point triumph over the Hornsby Ku Ring Gai at Lauren Jackson Sports Centre on Saturday night. The Bandits were outstanding across all four quarters, breaking out to an emphatic 33-9 lead by the first change […]

Heal hammers Flyers as Fire take game one

ONE OF the biggest player movements of the last 12 months has paid off, with Shyla Heal leading the Townsville Fire producing a dominant game one win over the Southside Flyers in the WNBL Grand Final series. After both sides got wins in their respective semi-final outings, the Fire benefited from the extra rest that […]

Princeton powers past Arizona for upset

FRIDAY saw the first upset in the March Madness tournament, with the Princeton Tigers taking down the second-seeded Arizona Wildcats to the tune of four points at Golden 1 Centre. The Tigers came into the match ranked 15th in their division, and faced a tough matchup against the Wildcats, who were one of the form […]

NBL team wrap: Perth Wildcats

IT WAS A fairytale finish to the end of the 2022/23 season for the Perth Wildcats, although an appearance in the first ever NBL play-in ended in disappointment. The Wildcats were looking to return to the postseason after missing the finals for the first time in over three decades in the 2021/22 season. Despite the […]

Gutsy Glover gives Kings another gear

IT WAS the fourth quarter when the Sydney Kings needed a hero after finding themselves trailing by seven points to the New Zealand Breakers in the deciding game five of the NBL Championship. Although there are some bigger names on the list, it was guard Angus Glover that stood up, despite the going being a […]

Knights tame Tigers to advance

DAY TWO of the First Four saw the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights book a spot in the official March Madness bracket by defeating the Texas Southern Knights to the tune of 23 points in an emphatic performance. The two sides locked horns at UD Arena earlier on Thursday, and the Knights had control of the contest […]

Blicavs fires early to lead Flyers to big dance

IN A thrilling decider to the last remaining WNBL semi-final series, the Southside Flyers have booked a spot in the grand final after downing the Melbourne Boomers by one-point at State Basketball Centre on Wednesday night. After the Boomers hit back in game two and forced a deciding match, the Flyers held on in dramatic […]

Game of Thrones; Kings go back to back

IN a fitting conclusion to NBL23, the Sydney Kings have claimed their second consecutive title after producing a stirring comeback to defeat the New Zealand Breakers in game five of the Championship Series. The Kings were tested by a red hot start from the Breakers, and trailed by as much as seven points in the […]

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