3 Apr 2009

Nelson beat Waikato in NBL

6:11 am on 3 April 2009

Waikato have lost their unbeaten start to the new National Basketball League season, going down 80-73 to Nelson in Hamilton.

The match was close throughout the first half with Nelson leading by 3 at half time, but they then jumped to a 14 point lead at three-quarter time.

While Waikato fought back, the Giants held on for the valuable road win which improves their record to 3 and 1, the same as Waikato.

Waikato's Justin Bailey top all scorers with 32 points, while Jarryd Loyd had 27 for Nelson.