23 Oct 2008

Taipans complete home and away double against Breakers

7:19 am on 23 October 2008

The Cairns Taipans are still the only team to have beaten the New Zealand Breakers in this season's Australian National Basketball league.

The Taipans completed a home and away double last night in Cairns with a 101-92 victory after leading for most of the game.

In a thrilling final quarter of normal time, the Breakers came with a late charge to level at 89-all having had several chances to seal the match, but they were no match for the hosts in the five-minutes of extra time.

Also in Queensland last night, Townsville survived a final-second scare to post a heart-stopping 103-101 win over Sydney.