15 Apr 2012

Hawkes Bay Hawks suffer first loss in NBL

6:24 am on 15 April 2012

The Hawkes Bay Hawks have suffered their first loss in the national basketball league with a 102-87 defeat to the Southland Sharks in Invercargill.

The Sharks won every quarter including closing out the fourth 33-23.

The Hawks still lead the competition and will be at home for their next three games.

Meanwhile the Nelson Giants have beaten the Manawatu Jets 77-71.