Around the League - Week 1

March 19, 2017



SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks def Mike Pero Nelson Giants 96-58

Wellington Saints def Taylor Hawks 107-84

James Blond Super City Rangers def Canterbury Rams 114-107 

Taranaki Mountainairs def Mike Pero Nelson Giants 93-76

Canterbury Rams def Taylor Hawks 99-87 (OT)







Sharks v Giants

A healthy dilemma for Southland Sharks coach Judd Flavell has got a touch more intense following their opening 2017 National Basketball League win over the Nelson Giants in Invercargill. <read more>  <box score>


Saints v Hawks

Make that two blowouts in the first two NBL games. A day after the Southland Sharks opened the season by destroying the Nelson Giants, the stacked Wellington Saints got their season off to a flying start, thrashing the Bay Hawks 107-84. <read more>  <box score>


Rangers v Rams

Lindsay Tait called his Super City Rangers team "pretty light" right now, but a heavyweight contribution from their veteran point guard was crucial in a quality season-opening NBL victory over the Canterbury Rams in west Auckland. <read more>  <box score>


Mountainairs v Giants

You could make a case that Alan McAughtry got the response he was looking for. But his first win as Nelson Giants coach? Well, that will have to wait as they fell 93-76 to the Taranaki Mountain Airs on the back of another poor defensive effort at the Trafalgar Centre on Saturday. <read more>  <box score>


Rams v Hawks

Canterbury Rams' coach Mark Dickel believes they've found a gem in American point guard Jeremy Kendle. The 29-year-old Indiana native made a sparkling start to the National Basketball League season as the Rams split their away double-header. <read more>  <box score>




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