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Queens rule to claim inaugural title

AFTER an action-packed season, Tokomanawa Queens have taken out the 2022 Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa title, defeating Northern Kahu by nine points at The Trafalgar Centre on the weekend. The Queens finished second behind the Kahu on the ladder coming into the finals series, but headed into Saturday’s decider with plenty of confidence, having defeated them […]

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 […]

Queens crack through unbeaten Kahu

IT took 10 matches, but Northern Kahu finally showed they have some chinks in their previously impenetrable armour, going down to Tokomanawa Queens by 18 points at Eventfinda Stadium last night. The Kahu had not lost in their first nine outings, and had already beaten the Queens prior to the Round 6 clash, but last […]

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 […]

Queens rule over Hoiho

THREE rounds down and the Tauihi Basketall Aotearoa ladder has some superb symmetry to it following the Tokomanawa Queens‘ win over Southern Hoiho last night. The final game of Round 3 saw the Queens defeat the winless Hoiho by 19 points and move up to equal second on the table, now all five teams have […]

Pouakai pounce in second quarter blitz

IT is not a familiar sight to see a basketball side only win one out of four quarters and still take home the points, but that is exactly what the Mainland Pouakai did against Tokomanawa Queens when they won by three points last night. Taking to the court in Round 3 of the Tauihi Basketball […]

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 […]

Draft Central’s 2021 NZNBL Women’s Team of the Week: Round 1

IN a week headlined by the dominance of the Waikato Wizards where they won three games by more than 30 points – two by 50-plus points – it was no surprise to see them feature heavily with three of the 10 players on our first Draft Central New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) Women’s Team […]

Stunning first half sees Swish claim huge win

CAPITAL Swish have started their season in the best possible fashion, piling on 54 points to 22 in the first half of their opening New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) Women’s clash to claim a 32-point win over Otago Gold Rush at Pulman Arena last night. Whilst the Gold Rush managed to hit back and […]

2021 NZNBL Women’s Round 1 preview: Dream and Wizards’ triple treat over opening weekend

AUCKLAND Wildcats and Waikato Wizards have a busy opening weekend of action, tipping off the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) competition tonight, in the first of three games across the weekend. The Dream face reigning premiers Harbour Breeze on Saturday, and Canterbury Wildcats on Sunday, whilst the Wizards face Otago Gold Rush and Capital […]

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