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From Loe to high, Tuatara’s jaw-dropper

HOW? That was the word – and question – on everyone’s lips when with six seconds left, Robert Loe produced the play of the New Zealand National Basketball League season. For all intensive purposes, at the nine-second mark of the final term Taranaki Mountainairs were on the verge of reading Auckland Tuatara their last rites. […]

Airs produce stunning comeback to down Bulls

BATTLING for a top two spot in the Final 6, Taranaki Mountainairs came back from an 18-point deficit to defeat Franklin Bulls by seven points in a memorable win on the road. The New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) clash had plenty on the line for both sides, with the Airs still in contention for […]

Airs eye top two spot with Nuggets victory

PICKING up a 10th win in the 2022 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) season, the Taranaki Mountainairs put themselves in a strong position to secure a top two spot in the fast-approaching finals. The Airs dominated the third term to set up the 98-73 victory on the road at the Edgar Centre. OTAGO NUGGETS […]

Sharks upset Airs to leapfrog Jets

THOUGH their Final 6 aspirations may be done and dusted, Southland Sharks were able to leapfrog Manawatu Jets to get off the bottom of the ladder after defeating Taranaki Mountainairs by seven points last night. The Round 13 New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) clash at ILT Stadium resulted in the Airs getting off to […]

Airs rise into third after Ram raid

AFTER trailing at quarter time, Taranaki Mountainairs have proven too strong for Canterbury Rams to just about secure their top six spot with a 17-point victory at Cowles Stadium. Travelling to Canterbury to try and move a win clear inside the top three, Taranaki did just that, bouncing back from a strong start from the […]

Taranaki cause Giant upset; down Nelson

THE Taranaki Mountainairs have kept their hopes of a top-four finish in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) well and truly alive with a 10-point triumph over the second-placed Nelson Giants at Trafalgar Centre on Saturday evening. Despite coming into the game as underdogs, the Airs sent a message to the rest of the […]

Airs win record-breaking shootout over Jets

IT was a night where records were broken, as Taranaki Mountainairs and Manawatu Jets put on a show for the crowds in an incredible 231-point clash in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL) last night. The game recorded the highest individual team score with the Airs’ 131, whilst the 231 recorded points was also […]