24 Jun 2009

NZ basketball teams beaten

6:51 am on 24 June 2009

New Zealand's Emerging Tall Ferns and Emerging Tall Blacks teams both suffered losses to close out day three of the FIBA Oceania basketball Tournament in Saipan.

Following a 112-point win over the host Northern Mariana Islands in the morning, Tania Hunter's Kiwi U21 women fell 77-62 to Australia for their first loss of the senior zone tournament.

The New Zealand U21 men dropped to 1-2 for the tournament with their second loss of the day, going down 61-52 to New Caledonia.