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National Maori Basketball Tournament

October 17, 2014

If you are interested in registering a team in the 2015 National Maori Basketball Tournament, here is all you need to know!……. Continue reading the full story »

Canterbury Country Girls and Waitakere West Boys the 2014 U13 National Champions

October 16, 2014

Congratulations to Canterbury Country Girls and Waitakere West Boys the U13 National Champions for 2014…… Continue reading »

U13 National Champs Day 4

October 10, 2014

Day four and the conclusion of the 2014 U13 National Champs will see all teams competing in various playoffs for final placing’s.  Good luck to all teams…… Continue reading »

U13 National Champs day 3

October 9, 2014

Day three of the U13 National Champs promises to be an exciting start to the cross-overs with the quarters and semi-finals played.  Who will make it all the way to the Boys and Girls Grand Finals and be crowned the title of National Champion this year…… Continue reading »

U13 National Champs Day 2

October 9, 2014

Day two of the U13 National Champs sees the teams finish their pool play, fighting for those all-important playoff positions.  Who will be crowned the title of National Champion this year…… Continue reading »

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Tall Blacks Win Thriller!

September 5, 2014

The Tall Blacks won a thriller in Bilbao to give themselves a shot at progressing to the knock out stage of the FIBA World Cup, defeating Finland 67-65 in a game of hugely contrasting fortunes. At the time of writing the New Zealanders are now just awaiting other results in Pool C, with the United States needing to defeat Ukraine to ensure the Tall Blacks safe passage to Barcelona.

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Tall Blacks Are Alive!

September 4, 2014

The Tall Blacks World Cup remains alive after a strong 73-61 win over Ukraine this morning NZT, ensuring they go to their final pool game against Finland with a chance of progressing to the knock out stages of the tournament.

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TB’s compete with USA

September 3, 2014

The Tall Blacks have taken on the might of the USA and come away beaten but now bowed, losing the game 98-71 but doing enough to take confidence into their final must win pool games against Ukraine and Finland.

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TB’s Downed Again

September 1, 2014

The Tall Blacks have suffered their second consecutive defeat at the FIBA World Cup, beaten by the Dominican Republic 76-63.

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Tall Ferns So Close

August 30, 2014

The Tall Ferns brought their tour of China and the second of two four nation tournaments to a close with a heartbreaking loss against Slovenia, missing on a morale boosting win for this young team that has learned so much on their 10 day visit to China.

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Tall Ferns Well Beaten

August 29, 2014

A day after pushing the USA hard in the Four Nation Tournament in China, the young Tall Ferns side struggled to contain the home side, losing to China 91-40.

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Tall Ferns downed by USA

August 25, 2014

The Tall Ferns have been beaten by the powerful USA team in the first game at the Four Nations Tournament in China, going down 76-44 to a star studded American lineup.

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August 19, 2014
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TF Team Training 2014 (

The Tall Ferns leave for the Four Nation Tournament in China tonight and for many players a debut for the senior national team as a new-look team earns their stripes against quality international opposition. Continue reading »

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Giants promote deputy

September 29, 2014

Pete McNae – Nelson Mail
More than 200 emails clogged the Nelson Giants’ inbox after they advertised for a new basketball head coach, but there was only one they were watching for. Continue reading »

Saints win 8th title

July 5, 2014

The Pacific Jewellers Saints have been crowned the 2014 Bartercard National Basketball League for the eighth time, defeating the IMS Payroll Hawks 85-69. Continue reading »

Saints win, bringing curtain down on 22 year career of Phill Jones

July 5, 2014

It was way back in 1993, two generations ago in the world of sport, when Phill Jones debuted in the New Zealand National Basketball League for the Nelson Giants. Few would have thought then that the ‘Reefton Kid’ would wait until July 4 2014 to bow out of the game that he has loved so much, a game that has loved him in return. Continue reading »

Hawks v Saints Final

July 4, 2014

The IMS Payroll Hawks have defeated the defending champion Zerofees Sharks 100-87. In the second semi-final the Pacific Jewellers Saints have beaten the Fico Finance Giants 89-71. Continue reading »

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