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WNBL | Team Preview series – Bendigo Spirit

THE Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) is getting extremely close to commencing its 2023/24 season, with the opener set to take place on November 1. Last season, there was plenty of excitement as locals and imports alike fired for each of the eight teams, with a plethora of highlights gathering plenty of attention to one […]

Whai end regular season with win

AFTER being the only side to go down to Southern Hoiho during the season, the Mid-North Whai set the record straight in the final round, defeating the wooden spooners ahead of an important finals series. The Whai were on the back foot in the middle of the game, but steadied to run out 10-point victors […]

Pouakai wins thriller; secures third spot

THE Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa finals series matchup are locked in despite a couple of regular season matches to go, following Mainland Pouakai‘s thrilling victory over Mid-North Whai. The Whai were in with a chance to snatch third spot had they won this match, and did have great form over the Pouakai, defeating them in their […]

Kahu sweep Whai, collect ninth straight win

REMAINING the team to beat in the Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa, Northern Kahu have racked up their ninth straight win by defeating Mid-North Whai 88-64 yesterday. The Kahu completed a clean sweep over the Whai, winning for the third straight time in their head-to-head this season, thanks to outscoring them comprehensively in three of the four […]

Whai find sting to dethrone Queens

AFTER a shock loss to the previously winless Southern Hoiho the night before, Mid-North Whai bounced back in the best way possible, defeating a fast-finishing Tokomanawa Queens by eight points. The Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa Round 4 match saw the Whai take control through the first half, but be challenged late, only for the visitors to […]

Kahu limit Whai scorers in low-scoring win

AFTER breaking all sorts of scoring records in their last match, Mid-North Whai came crashing back to earth against an undefeated Northern Kahu side, with the visitors winning by 16 points in a low-scoring contest. The Whai broke the Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa total score (99), individual quarter score (41) and the most triples by an […]

Whai us? Hoiho feel the sting in second half

A MASSIVE 41 points to 13 second half – mostly emphasised by a 29-5 third term – has seen the Whai record their second straight win in the Tauihi Basketball Aoetearoa. The Round 2 fixture last night saw the Whai come from behind at the first two breaks to post a 27-point victory over the […]

Whai’s first quarter sets up win over Pouakai

AN IMPRESSIVE first term has set the Whai up for an eight-point victory over Mainland Pouakai to complete Round 1 of the new Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa last night. The Whai were coming off a loss from Saturday night against Tokomanawa Queens, while the Pouakai had toppled Southern Hoiho on opening night last Wednesday. Though the […]

2022 Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa season preview

IN a new era for women’s basketball in New Zealand, the 2022 Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa tips off tonight. There are five teams competing for the prize this season, with a seven-round competition followed by a knockout finals series over two days. The top four sides will play finals, meaning the teams just have to avoid […]

2021 NZNBL Women’s stats – Round 1: Team analysis

WITH the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) Women’s in full swing the ladder has already started to take shape with teams impressing with their attacking mentality and strength off the boards. Draft Central delves into the key statistical areas to see which teams have the rub of the green so far. Points: Wizards 92.3 […]

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