Monthly Archives: September 2015

Kiwis Abroad – Losses for BJ Anthony and Erin Rooney

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 19: Benny Anthony of New Zealand is upt under pressue at the basket during the international match between the New Zealand Tall Blacks and South Korea at North Shore Events Centre on July 19, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Two of the Kiwi international players based in Europe were in action at the weekend. Continue reading

Breakers beaten in overtime


The SKYCITY Breakers, in their third and final game at the NBL Blitz, took on the Cairns Taipans for the first time since the 2015 NBL Grand Final series back in February. Continue reading

Breakers go down to Wildcats at Blitz


The SKYCITY Breakers took on old rivals the Perth Wildcats in their second game at the 2015 NBL Blitz on Friday night. In a typical hard fought encounter the Breakers were defeated 86-80 after the scores were tied 77-77 with two minutes remaining. Continue reading

Nele Nikovic’s European Coaching Report

As reported recently Auckland coach Nele Nikovic was given the rare opportunity to embark on the prestigious three year FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate, New Zealand’s sole representative on the programme. Below is an update from Nele on his recent trip to Europe. Continue reading

Kiwis in Europe


During the next few months Laceylowdown will be keeping an eye on the performances of our Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns playing overseas. To date seven Tall Blacks and six Tall Ferns have secured full time contracts for the 2015-16 season. Eight players will be suiting up in Australia but in this article we focus on the three Tall Blacks and two Tall Ferns playing the next season in Europe Continue reading

BJ Anthony’s latest venture

There are a number of Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns that will be plying their trade overseas during the upcoming European and Australasian seasons. Most leagues tip off in October but one exception is the British Basketball League that begins this weekend. Continue reading

Paalvast playing with Fire


In a week that New Zealand basketball news has been dominated by the rise and rise of Corey Webster another Kiwi player has received some excellent news. Tall Fern Chevannah Paalvast has secured a contract to play for Townsville Fire in the upcoming Australian WNBL season. Paalvast will join fellow Kiwi international Micaela Cocks on the roster of the defending champions. Continue reading

Porirua defeat Waitakere Rangers to win NBC


The SAS National Basketball Championship for Men featured Waitakere Rangers and Porirua. Continue reading

Canterbury edge Hutt Valley to clinch Under 23 title

Hutt Valley took on Canterbury in the 2015 Under 23 Men’s Final at Trusts Arena, Waitakere. Continue reading

Waitakere defeat Harbour to secure Women’s NBC title


The SAS Women’s National Basketball Championship Final was an Auckland local derby between North Harbour and Waitakere. Continue reading