22 Jan 2012

Blaze down Tigers on Gold Coast, Crocs edge Hawks

8:23 am on 22 January 2012

The Gold Coast Blaze basketballers survived a second-half scare to continue the Melbourne Tigers' miserable run, inflicting a crushing 92-78 defeat in the NBL on Saturday night.

The Blaze blew a 20-point third quarter-lead but veteran Stephen Hoare sliced his way through traffic to push the home team's lead back past double-digits with less than four minutes remaining.

In Townsville, Eddie Gill's driving buzzer-beater gave the Townsville Crocodiles a low-scoring 65-63 home win over the Wollongong Hawks.