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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 […]

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 […]

Hawks cruise past Jets to move into top four

THE Hawke’s Bay Hawks have furthered their championship hopes in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) season, advancing into fourth spot after taking down the Manawatu Jets to the tune of 37 points at Pettigrew Green Arena on Sunday evening. HAWKE’S BAY HAWKS 23 | 21 | 28 | 34 (106)MANAWATU JETS 14 | […]

Hawks keep touch with top four, down Bulls

IT was the equivalent of a four-point game given the stakes, and Hawke’s Bay Hawks came out on top, defeating Franklin Bulls in a strong New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) performance. Both sides had recorded seven wins for the season coming into the Round 12 clash, and the Hawks were able to go outright […]

Saints rise up over Hawks in scoring bonanza

IN a free-flowing, high-scoring match, Wellington Saints have won out by 30 points over Hawke’s Bay Hawks to keep their New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) playoff hopes alive. The second highest scoring combined match of 2022 season – behind Taranaki Airs’ 131-100 victory over Manawatu Jets – the Saints scored no less than 23 […]

Jets claw past wounded Hawks

MANAWATU Jets took full advantage of a Hawke’s Bay Hawks side that had a run of bad luck both pre and mid-game to secure a tight three-point win in a rare mid-week New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) fixture. The Jets never had it easy, but were able to set up the win with a […]

Giants stand tall, finish Round 9 on top

THERE is a new ladder leader in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) after Nelson Giants toppled fellow contender Hawke’s Bay Hawks to become the first side to record eight wins in the 2022 season. The Giants moved to an 8-3 win-loss record – with the Hawks going 7-4 – and in the process […]

Hawks soar past Sharks to land in second spot

THE Hawkes Bay Hawks have claimed second spot in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) standings after a 15-point triumph over the Southland Sharks. Hawkes Bay hosted the opposition at Pettigrew Green Arena on Thursday night, in a contest it was expected to win. The Sharks had been struggling to start the year, unable […]

Tuatara clip Hawks’ wings in NZNBL win

AFTER losing to the Hawke’s Bay Hawks just two rounds earlier, Auckland Tuatara were able to exact revenge on their opponents, posting an 11-point win last night. The New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) title favourites were able to push past a gallant Hawks outfit on the back of a dominant performance from bigman Chris […]

Hawks win for the Agee(s) against Rams

A SENSATIONAL fadeaway baseline jumper from Hawke’s Bay Hawks debutant Tajuan Agee has sunk the Canterbury Rams in a thrilling contest last night. The battle between two New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) contenders lived up to expectations, with the game needing until the very last shot to decide the result. It was a topsy […]

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