14 Aug 2010

Tall Blacks beat Slovenia

12:44 pm on 14 August 2010

Kirk Penney's bagged 42 points as the New Zealand basketballers beat Slovenia 104-103 on their home court in double overtime at a World Cup warm-up tournament in Maribor.

The Tall Blacks overcame a crippling foul count with four players fouling out to secure the victory over the rivals, who're ranked 20th in the world.

Captain Pero Cameron made a welcome return to form after very little gametime over the past 12 months due to injury, scoring 15 points in 16 minutes including three from four from long range.