Defending champions West Auckland and Harbour met with mixed early fortunes as the NZ U21 Championships tipped off in Nelson.
The Westie men fell hard, 58-80, to Otago in their tournament opener, but recovered with an 82-75 win over Tauranga City in the evening rounds.
Harbour women looked far more assured in… Continue reading »
Thursday, May 6
McDonalds Manawatu Jets 86 Fico Finance Nelson Giants 106, Final
Friday, May 7
0800 Easy LPG Bay Hawks 80 Fico Finance Nelson Giants 54, Final
Christchurch Cougars 83 Waikato Pistons 88, Final
OceanaGold Nuggets 80 Exodus Saints 94, Final
Saturday, May 8
Zerofees Southland Stadium 69 Exodus Saints 81, Final
Harbour Heat 71 Waikato Pistons 78, Final
Sunday, May 9
Taranaki Mountain Airs 76 0800 Easy LPG Bay Hawks 99, Final Continue reading »
West Auckland men’s coach Kevin Goodwin is under no illusions about the task ahead if his team are to defend their national U21 title in Nelson this week.
“Our preparation has been fine, but we’ve been struggling with guys having to pull out for financial reasons,” he rues.
“We’ve been pulling kids… Continue reading »
Ian Anderson, Waikato Times
The dumping of free-scoring guard Eric Devendorf by the Waikato Pistons has made their opponents tonight into dangerous foe.
The Manawatu Jets are winless from seven National Basketball League matches in 2010 but the recent acquisition of former Saints guard Darryl Hudson has transformed the Jets from no-hopers to… Continue reading »
Christchurch Cougars have pulled off the biggest upset of the season beating the Harbour Heat 91-82 at Cowles Stadium.
Trent Wurtz scored a season high 30 points (10/15 FG, 4/5 3pt) and Jeremy Kench had 28 keeping the Cougars playoff hopes alive with their second straight win.
As a team the Cougars… Continue reading »
Exodus Saints have shown some fire power beating the Harbour Heat 126-90 at TSB Bank Arena
Eric Devendorf top scored with 38 points, while his back court partner Lindsay Tait had 21 points and 12 assists in arguably the best performance the Saints has put out this year. Saints started with a big… Continue reading »
The following athletes have been selected to represent Basketball New Zealand at the Australian U16 State Championships, July 3-10 at Logan, Queensland …
Nico Buckrell (Wellington), Ben Crombie (New Plymouth), Brandon Gleaves (Canterbury), Kurt Heatherley (Waikato), Delroi Heu (Waikato), Mark Kelly (Western BoP), Sesilili Palei (North Harbour), Logan Poloai (North Harbour)… Continue reading »
Round Nine of the Bartercard National Basketball League tips off on Thursday when the Harbour Heat travel down to Wellington to play the Exodus Saints
Harbour Heat play their fifth consecutive game on the road and look to sweep the regular season series against a Saints side that has yet to beat a… Continue reading »
Thursday, April 29
Exodus Saints 126 Harbour Heat 90, Final
Friday, April 30
Christchurch Cougars 91 Harbour Heat 82, Final
Saturday, April 30
Fico Finance Nelson Giants v 0800 Easy LPG Bay Hawks
Waikato Pistons v McDonalds Manawatu Jets Continue reading »
Saturday night will have three games and for a couple of teams it could end their hopes in making the top six
Sharks, Nuggets to play for symbol of supremacy
Brendon Egan, Southland Times
The Southland Sharks have an extra reason to perform in tonight’s match against southern rivals the Otago… Continue reading »