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NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 17-11 
 2. Taipans 15-13 
 3. Wildcats 15-13 
 4. Hawks 15-13 
 5. Breakers 14-14 
 6. United 13-15 
 7. Kings 13-15 
 8. Bullets 10-18 
Last:2/12/2017
State Standings
Big V
 1. Eltham W. 2-0 
 2. Knox R. 2-0 
 3. Ringwood H. 2-0 
 4. Werribee D. 2-1 
 5. Casey C. 1-1 
 6. Hume City 1-1 
 7. McKinnon C. 1-1 
 8. Waverley F. 1-1 
 9. Diamond V.E. 1-2 
 10. Corio Bay S. 0-2 
 11. Hawthorn M. 0-2 
 12. Whittlesea City 0-2 
Premier League
 1. C.District L. 0-0 
 2. Eastern M. 0-0 
 3. Forestville E. 0-0 
 4. N.Adelaide R. 0-0 
 5. Norwood F. 0-0 
 6. S.Adelaide P. 0-0 
 7. Southern T. 0-0 
 8. Sturt S. 0-0 
 9. W.Adelaide B. 0-0 
 10. Woodville W. 0-0 
QBL
 1. Brisbane C. 0-0 
 2. Brisbane S. 0-0 
 3. Cairns M. 0-0 
 4. Gladstone P. 0-0 
 5. Gold Coast R. 0-0 
 6. Ipswich F. 0-0 
 7. Logan T. 0-0 
 8. Mackay M. 0-0 
 9. Rockhampton 0-0 
 10. Suncoast PC 0-0 
 11. Sunshine CR 0-0 
 12. SW Metro P. 0-0 
 13. Toowoomba M. 0-0 
 14. Townsville H. 0-0 
SBL
 1. Geraldton B. 3-0 
 2. Perth Redbacks 3-0 
 3. Joondalup Wolves 2-0 
 4. East Perth E. 2-1 
 5. Cockburn C. 1-1 
 6. Willetton T. 1-1 
 7. Stirling S. 1-1 
 8. Rockingham F. 1-1 
 9. Perry Lakes H. 1-1 
 10. Mandurah M. 1-1 
 11. Lakeside L. 1-2 
 12. SW Slammers 0-2 
 13. Goldfields G. 0-3 
 14. Kalamunda E.S. 0-3 
SEABL-East
 1. Geelong S. 1-0 
 2. Nunawading S. 1-0 
 3. Ballarat M. 0-0 
 4. Dandenong R. 0-0 
 5. Melbourne T. 0-0 
 6. Albury W.B. 0-1 
 7. Canberra G. 0-1 
SEABL-South
 1. Mt Gambier 1-0 
 2. Sandringham S. 1-0 
 3. Bendigo B. 0-0 
 4. Frankston 0-0 
 5. Hobart C. 0-0 
 6. Kilsyth C. 0-0 
 7. NW Tasmania 0-0 
 8. BA CoE 0-2 
WARATAH
 1. Hornsby S. 4-1 
 2. Maitland M. 4-1 
 3. Sydney Comets 3-1 
 4. Bankstown B. 3-2 
 5. Manly Warr. 3-3 
 6. Norths Bears 2-2 
 7. Hills H. 2-3 
 8. Illawarra H. 1-2 
 9. Cent.Coast C. 1-3 
 10. Sutherland S. 1-3 
 11. Newcastle H. 1-4 
Full Standings
Last:3/28/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bryce COTTON
  Wildcats
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Cotton, Wildcats23.1 
 2. Ware, United22.1 
 3. Randle, 36ers21.3 
 4. Prather, Wildcats19.5 
 5. Dillard, Breakers18.1 
 6. Newley, Kings17.6 
 7. Clarke, Hawks17.4 
 8. Penney, Breakers17.3 
 9. Goulding, United16.9 
 10. Lisch, Kings16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Boone, United9.3 
 2. Craig, Bullets8.0 
 3. Ogilvy, Hawks7.6 
 4. Mitchell, Breakers7.2 
 5. Johnson, 36ers7.1 
 6. Pledger, Breakers6.8 
 7. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 8. Whittington, Kings6.4 
 9. McKay, Wildcats6.3 
 10. Knight, Wildcats6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  Breakers
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Woodside, Breakers5.5 
 2. Jackson, United5.4 
 3. Randle, 36ers5.4 
 4. Dillard, Breakers4.8 
 5. Ware, United4.5 
 6. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 7. Newley, Kings4.1 
 8. Sobey, 36ers4.1 
 9. Gibson, Bullets3.8 
 10. Lisch, Kings3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Kings
  (188-C-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Lisch, Kings1.9 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.7 
 3. Dillard, Breakers1.6 
 4. Prather, Wildcats1.6 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.5 
 6. Jackson, United1.4 
 7. Cotton, Wildcats1.3 
 8. Ware, United1.3 
 9. Newley, Kings1.2 
 10. Martin, Hawks1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.5 
 2. McKay, Wildcats1.4 
 3. Pledger, Breakers1.2 
 4. Boone, United1.1 
 5. Whittington, Kings0.9 
 6. Powell, Kings0.8 
 7. Jervis, Bullets0.8 
 8. Carter, Breakers0.7 
 9. Maric, Kings0.7 
 10. Hodgson, 36ers0.7 
Player of the Week

 Casey Prather
  Wildcats
  ( 198-F/G-96-91 )
  

 Dwayne Benjamin
  Geraldton B.
  ( 201-F-93 )
  
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Play-Off bracket4
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Round 5 (Regular Season)

Big V
Knox R. 84% Apr.2 Diamond V.E
Hawthorn M. Apr.2 Waverley F. 89%
Casey C. Apr.2 Ringwood H. 74%
Diamond V.E 91% Apr.1 Whittlesea C
Corio Bay S Apr.1 Knox R. 98%
McKinnon C. 56% Apr.1 Casey C.
Ringwood H. 54% Apr.1 Eltham W.
Werribee D. Apr.1 Hume City 54%
Premier League
Eastern M. 60% Apr.1 W.Adelaide B
S.Adelaide P 53% Apr.1 C.District L
Sturt S. 57% Apr.1 Southern T.
Woodville W 55% Apr.1 N.Adelaide R
Norwood F. 56% Apr.1 Forestville
SBL
Geraldton B 86% Apr.1 Willetton T
Goldfields G Apr.1 Mandurah M. 90%
SW Slammers Apr.1 E.Perth E. 92%
Joondalup Wo 79% Apr.1 Rockingham F
Stirling S. 56% Apr.1 Cockburn C.
Kalamunda E Apr.1 Perth Redbac 99%
Lakeside L. 92% Mar.31 Kalamunda E
Cockburn C. 58% Mar.31 Perry Lakes
SEABL
BA CoE 56% Apr.2 Kilsyth C.
Canberra G. 57% Apr.1 Kilsyth C.
Albury W.B. Apr.1 Nunawading S 98%
Mt Gambier 98% Mar.31 Bendigo B.
Geelong S. 98% Mar.31 Ballarat M.
NBL Round 9: New Zealand Breakers keep a leadership position - Dec 2, 2012


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There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked New Zealand Breakers as it allowed them to take a leadership position. New Zealand Breakers smashed 7th ranked Melbourne Tigers in Auckland 94-64. The game without a history. New Zealand Breakers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Melbourne Tigers' 38. They outrebounded Melbourne Tigers 49-27 including a 22-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. New Zealand Breakers looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by Melbourne Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals for the winners and New Zealand center Alex Pledger (213-87, college: Belm.Abbey) chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Jonny Flynn (183-89, college: Syracuse) with 15 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Melbourne Tigers lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with seven games lost. Melbourne Tigers will play next round against Townsville Crocodiles trying to get back on the winning streak. New Zealand Breakers will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Kings in Sydney.
Important game to mention about took place in Wulguru. Eighth ranked Townsville Crocodiles (1-10) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-5) 75-73 on Friday evening. American point guard Gary Ervin (183-83, college: Arkansas) nailed 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winning side and Jacob Holmes accounted for 6 points and 16 rebounds. Townsville Crocodiles' coach Paul Woolpert allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. International point guard Adam Gibson (188-86) came up with 17 points and 7 assists for Adelaide 36ers in the defeat. Townsville Crocodiles maintains eighth place with 1-10 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side keep the fifth position with five games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will play against higher ranked Melbourne Tigers (#7) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Adelaide 36ers will play against Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Findon between Kings and Adelaide 36ers. Fourth ranked Kings (7-5) got a very close victory on the road over 5th ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-5). Kings managed to escape with a 3-point win 88-85 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Aaron Bruce who scored 22 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Adam Gibson who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 assists. Adelaide 36ers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kings moved-up to third place. Loser Adelaide 36ers keep the fifth position with five games lost. Kings will meet at home league's leader New Zealand Breakers in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Adelaide 36ers will play against Perth Wildcats (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Wollongong Hawks (7-2) against sixth ranked Cairns Taipans (4-6) on Sunday night. Visiting Wollongong Hawks were defeated by Cairns Taipans in Cairns 76-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Wollongong Hawks. It was a good game for Jamar Wilson who led his team to a victory with 11 points and 8 assists. Cairns Taipans' coach Aaron Fearne used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cairns Taipans maintains sixth place with 4-6 record. Wollongong Hawks at the other side keep the second position with two games lost. Cairns Taipans will have a break next round. Wollongong Hawks will play on the road against Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Perth was also quite interesting. 4th placed Kings (7-5) played at the court of fifth ranked Perth Wildcats (6-3). Perth Wildcats did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 75-56 on Friday. Shawn Redhage stepped up and scored 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Perth Wildcats have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Loser Kings dropped to the third position with five games lost. Perth Wildcats will face Adelaide 36ers (#5) in Findon in the next round. Kings will play at home against the league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



Taipans - Hawks 76-66

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Wollongong Hawks (7-2) against sixth ranked Cairns Taipans (4-6) on Sunday night. Visiting Wollongong Hawks were defeated by Cairns Taipans in Cairns 76-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Wollongong Hawks. It looked good early as Wollongong Hawks took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Cairns Taipans had a 23-13 second period charge getting the lead and Wollongong Hawks were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 66-76. They outrebounded Wollongong Hawks 42-24 including a 29-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for American point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany) who led his team to a victory with 11 points and 8 assists. International power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Cairns Taipans' coach Aaron Fearne used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Rhys Martin (193-86, college: Nova SE) answered with 15 points and 7 assists and the former international swingman Glen Saville (197-76) added 15 points in the effort for Wollongong Hawks. Four Wollongong Hawks players scored in double figures. Cairns Taipans maintains sixth place with 4-6 record. Wollongong Hawks at the other side keep the second position with two games lost. Cairns Taipans will have a break next round. Wollongong Hawks will play on the road against Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Taipans: J.Wilson 11+2reb+8ast, C.Tragardh 10+8reb, B.Hill 10+6reb+1ast, A.Grabau 10+4reb+1ast, A.Loughton 9+4reb+4ast, C.Gliddon 9+4reb+4ast
Hawks: R.Martin 15+3reb+7ast, G.Saville 15+2reb+1ast, L.Hurdle 12+3reb+2ast, O.Forman 11+7reb, D.Gruber 7+4reb, A.Deleon 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 182657


36ers - Kings 85-88

A very close game took place in Findon between Kings and Adelaide 36ers. Fourth ranked Kings (7-5) got a very close victory on the road over 5th ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-5). Kings managed to escape with a 3-point win 88-85 on Sunday evening. Adelaide 36ers cut a 14-point halftime deficit to three at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Aaron Bruce (190-84) who scored 22 points and 5 assists. Forward Graeme Dann (202-83) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was international point guard Adam Gibson (188-86) who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 assists and center Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) added 24 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Adelaide 36ers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kings moved-up to third place. Loser Adelaide 36ers keep the fifth position with five games lost. Kings will meet at home league's leader New Zealand Breakers in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Adelaide 36ers will play against Perth Wildcats (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kings: A.Bruce 22+3reb+5ast, B.Madgen 14+5reb+1ast, K.White 13+4reb+1ast, G.Dann 12+6reb+4ast, I.Crosswhite 10+4reb+1ast, C.Henry 9+4reb+4ast
36ers: D.Johnson 24+8reb+1ast, A.Gibson 22+4reb+10ast, L.Schenscher 18+10reb+2ast, S.Weigh 14+6reb, M.Creek 3, A.Petrie 2+5reb+2ast
gschID: 182656


Breakers - Tigers 94-64

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked New Zealand Breakers as it allowed them to take a leadership position. New Zealand Breakers smashed 7th ranked Melbourne Tigers in Auckland 94-64. The game without a history. New Zealand Breakers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Melbourne Tigers' 38. They outrebounded Melbourne Tigers 49-27 including a 22-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. New Zealand Breakers looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by Melbourne Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 28 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals for the winners and New Zealand center Alex Pledger (213-87, college: Belm.Abbey) chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. Four New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Jonny Flynn (183-89, college: Syracuse) with 15 points and forward Lucas Walker (203-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 8 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Melbourne Tigers lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with seven games lost. Melbourne Tigers will play next round against Townsville Crocodiles trying to get back on the winning streak. New Zealand Breakers will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Kings in Sydney.
Top scorers:
Breakers: C.Jackson 28+10reb+10ast, T.Abercrombie 11+3reb+1ast, A.Pledger 10+9reb, C.Webster 10+1reb+2ast, D.Corletto 9+1reb, W.Hudson 6+6reb
Tigers: J.Flynn 15+3reb+3ast, B.Lewis 10+2reb+1ast, S.Scott 9+1reb, L.Walker 8+7reb+2ast, A.Ballinger 8+3reb+1ast, C.Goulding 7+2reb
gschID: 182654


Crocodiles - 36ers 75-73

Important game to mention about took place in Wulguru. Eighth ranked Townsville Crocodiles (1-10) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-5) 75-73 on Friday evening. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Townsville Crocodiles made 17-of-18 charity shots (94.4 percent) during the game. American point guard Gary Ervin (183-83, college: Arkansas) nailed 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winning side and the former international forward Jacob Holmes (201-83) accounted for 6 points and 16 rebounds. Townsville Crocodiles' coach Paul Woolpert allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. International point guard Adam Gibson (188-86) came up with 17 points and 7 assists and the former international guard Jason Cadee (186-91) added 13 points respectively for Adelaide 36ers in the defeat. Townsville Crocodiles maintains eighth place with 1-10 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side keep the fifth position with five games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will play against higher ranked Melbourne Tigers (#7) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Adelaide 36ers will play against Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Crocodiles: G.Ervin 22+6reb+5ast, M.Cedar 11+1reb+1ast, M.Norton 10+1ast, P.Crawford 9+1reb, R.Hinder 9+4reb, J.Holmes 6+16reb+1ast
36ers: A.Gibson 17+1reb+7ast, J.Cadee 13+4reb+3ast, S.Weigh 10+9reb+1ast, L.Schenscher 8+7reb+2ast, D.Johnson 8+6reb, A.Petrie 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 182655


Wildcats - Kings 75-56

The game in Perth was also quite interesting. 4th placed Kings (7-5) played at the court of fifth ranked Perth Wildcats (6-3). Perth Wildcats did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 75-56 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 18-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-56. Perth Wildcats dominated on the defensive end, holding Kings to just 5 points in second quarter. They also forced 19 Kings turnovers. The former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St., agency: Warren Sports International) stepped up and scored 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and American guard Kevin Lisch (188-86, college: St.Louis, agency: Warren Sports International) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Aaron Bruce (190-84) with 9 points and 6 rebounds and center Ian Crosswhite (210-82, college: Oregon) scored 4 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Perth Wildcats have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Loser Kings dropped to the third position with five games lost. Perth Wildcats will face Adelaide 36ers (#5) in Findon in the next round. Kings will play at home against the league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: S.Redhage 24+9reb+2ast, K.Lisch 13+7reb+7ast, J.Wagstaff 11+7reb+2ast, J.Trueman 10+1reb, D.Martin 7+3reb+3ast, G.Hire 5+5reb+1ast
Kings: C.Henry 13+1reb, T.Garlepp 10+4reb, A.Bruce 9+6reb+3ast, B.Madgen 9+4reb+2ast, D.Lazare 6+3reb, G.Dann 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 182653


  




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