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NBL Standings
 1. United 20-8 
 2. 36ers 18-10 
 3. Wildcats 16-12 
 4. Breakers 15-13 
 5. Hawks 12-16 
 6. Kings 11-17 
 7. Taipans 11-17 
 8. Bullets 9-19 
Full Standings
Last:2/18/2018
State League Standings
Big V
 1. Ringwood H. 18-4 
 2. Waverley F. 17-5 
 3. Knox R. 17-5 
 4. Eltham W. 16-6 
 5. Casey C. 15-7 
 6. McKinnon C. 11-11 
 7. Werribee D. 9-13 
 8. Diamond V.E. 8-14 
 9. Hume City 7-15 
 10. Hawthorn M. 7-15 
 11. Corio Bay S. 4-18 
 12. Whittlesea City 3-19 
Premier League
 1. N.Adelaide R. 14-4 
 2. Southern T. 13-5 
 3. Norwood F. 12-6 
 4. W.Adelaide B. 11-7 
 5. Sturt S. 11-7 
 6. S.Adelaide P. 9-9 
 7. Forestville E. 8-10 
 8. Woodville W. 7-11 
 9. C.District L. 3-15 
 10. Eastern M. 2-16 
QBL
 1. Brisbane C. 14-3 
 2. Mackay M. 13-3 
 3. Townsville H. 12-5 
 4. Cairns M. 11-6 
 5. SW Metro P. 11-6 
 6. Sunshine CR 10-7 
 7. Logan T. 9-8 
 8. Rockhampton 8-9 
 9. Brisbane S. 8-9 
 10. Gold Coast R. 6-11 
 11. Suncoast PC 5-10 
 12. Gladstone P. 5-11 
 13. Ipswich F. 4-13 
 14. Toowoomba M. 1-16 
SBL
 1. Willetton T. 20-6 
 2. Joondalup Wolves 20-6 
 3. Geraldton B. 19-7 
 4. Perth R. 16-10 
 5. SW Slammers 15-11 
 6. Stirling S. 15-11 
 7. Cockburn C. 15-11 
 8. Perry Lakes H. 12-14 
 9. Lakeside L. 12-14 
 10. Rockingham F. 11-15 
 11. East Perth E. 8-18 
 12. Goldfields G. 8-18 
 13. Kalamunda E.S. 7-19 
 14. Mandurah M. 4-22 
SEABL-East
 1. Mt Gambier 21-3 
 2. Nunawading S. 17-7 
 3. Geelong S. 16-8 
 4. Sandringham S. 11-13 
 5. Kilsyth C. 11-13 
 6. Albury W.B. 9-15 
 7. Canberra G. 3-21 
 8. BA CoE 2-14 
SEABL-South
 1. Ballarat M. 16-8 
 2. Hobart C. 16-8 
 3. Dandenong R. 16-8 
 4. NW Tasmania 13-11 
 5. Bendigo B. 11-13 
 6. Melbourne T. 7-17 
 7. Frankston 7-17 
WARATAH
 1. Sydney Comets 19-1 
 2. Norths Bears 13-7 
 3. Bankstown B. 13-7 
 4. Hornsby S. 12-8 
 5. Manly Warr. 11-9 
 6. Cent.Coast C. 11-9 
 7. Maitland M. 11-9 
 8. Hills H. 9-11 
 9. Illawarra H. 5-15 
 10. Newcastle H. 3-17 
 11. Sutherland S. 3-17 
Last:9/3/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jerome RANDLE
  Kings
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Randle, Kings19.8 
 2. Conger, Hawks19.7 
 3. Cotton, Wildcats19.3 
 4. Clarke, Hawks18.1 
 5. Johnson, 36ers16.3 
 6. Sosa, Breakers16.2 
 7. Buford, Bullets16.2 
 8. Prather, United16.1 
 9. Ware, United16.1 
 10. Tokoto, Wildcats15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Boone, United9.3 
 2. Buford, Bullets8.1 
 3. Johnson, 36ers7.1 
 4. McCarron, Taipans6.8 
 5. Vukona, Breakers6.4 
 6. Childress, 36ers6.3 
 7. Tokoto, Wildcats6.1 
 8. Walker, Wildcats5.9 
 9. Ellis, Kings5.7 
 10. Conger, Hawks5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jerome RANDLE
  Kings
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Randle, Kings5.2 
 2. Trice, Bullets5.1 
 3. Ware, United4.8 
 4. Shorter, 36ers4.1 
 5. Sosa, Breakers4.0 
 6. Gibson, Bullets3.5 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.3 
 8. Newbill, Breakers3.3 
 9. Cadee, Kings3.2 
 10. Newley, Kings3.1 
Steals Per Game
 JP TOKOTO
  Wildcats
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Tokoto, Wildcats1.7 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.5 
 3. Martin, Hawks1.4 
 4. Gliddon, Taipans1.4 
 5. Newbill, Breakers1.3 
 6. Creek, 36ers1.3 
 7. Kay, Hawks1.3 
 8. Prather, United1.3 
 9. Trice, Bullets1.3 
 10. Cotton, Wildcats1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Thomas ABERCROMBIE
  Break.
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Abercrombie, Break.1.4 
 2. Ogilvy, Hawks1.3 
 3. Buford, Bullets1.2 
 4. Pledger, Breakers1.1 
 5. Humphries, Kings1.0 
 6. Wesley, United0.9 
 7. Johnson, Hawks0.8 
 8. Jervis, Bullets0.8 
 9. Boone, United0.8 
 10. Cooke-Jr, Wildcats0.8 
Player of the Week

 Jason Cadee
  Kings
  ( 186-G-91 )
  

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Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

United 74% Mar.3 Breakers
36ers 66% Mar.3 Wildcats
NBL Round 10: New Zealand Breakers lose #1 position - Dec 9, 2012


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Round 10 in NBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Sydney where host Kings (8-5) beat league's leader New Zealand Breakers (8-3) 75-62 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Kings. New Zealand Breakers managed to win second period 20-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American point guard Corin Henry (180-88, college: Tarleton St.) fired 29 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Ian Crosswhite (210-82, college: Oregon) chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds. The former international guard CJ Bruton (188-75, college: Indian Hills CC) produced 18 points for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kings moved-up to third place. Defending champion New Zealand Breakers still keep top position with three games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Wildcats who have the same record. New Zealand Breakers will play next round against Cairns Taipans trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kings will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville.
The game had a very big importance for fourth-ranked Perth Wildcats as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (New Zealand Breakers) loss. Perth Wildcats defeated much higher ranked Wollongong Hawks at home 80-68. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Jesse Wagstaff (203-86, college: Metro St.) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 7 rebounds. Michael Dunigan contributed with 19 points for the winners. Perth Wildcats' coach Rob Beveridge allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international forward Oscar Forman (205-82) replied with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Wollongong Hawks. Perth Wildcats (8-3) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Breakers. Wollongong Hawks at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. Wollongong Hawks will play next round against strong Kings trying to get back on the winning streak. Perth Wildcats will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Wollongong Hawks at Gwynneville.
A very close game took place in Wulguru between Townsville Crocodiles and Melbourne Tigers. Eighth ranked Townsville Crocodiles (2-10) got a very close home victory over 7th ranked Melbourne Tigers (2-8). Townsville Crocodiles managed to escape with a 1-point win 85-84 on Saturday evening. Luke Nevill scored 26 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Chris Goulding responded with 25 points and 8 rebounds. Townsville Crocodiles maintains eighth position with 2-10 record. Melbourne Tigers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with eight games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will meet higher ranked Adelaide 36ers (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Melbourne Tigers will play against Cairns Taipans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Findon was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Perth Wildcats (8-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-6). Perth Wildcats managed to secure a 6-point victory 91-85. Shawn Redhage notched 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Perth Wildcats have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Breakers. Adelaide 36ers lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with six games lost. Perth Wildcats' next round opponent will be Wollongong Hawks (#4) in Gwynneville. Adelaide 36ers will play at home against Townsville Crocodiles in Wulguru.



36ers - Wildcats 85-91

The game in Findon was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Perth Wildcats (8-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-6). Perth Wildcats managed to secure a 6-point victory 91-85. Perth Wildcats forced 19 Adelaide 36ers turnovers and had a 20-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. 33 personal fouls committed by Adelaide 36ers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St., agency: Warren Sports International) notched 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and American center Michael Dunigan (208-89, college: Oregon, agency: N.E.T.) supported him with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Even 23 points by center Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) did not help to save the game for Adelaide 36ers. International point guard Adam Gibson (188-86) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Perth Wildcats have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Breakers. Adelaide 36ers lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with six games lost. Perth Wildcats' next round opponent will be Wollongong Hawks (#4) in Gwynneville. Adelaide 36ers will play at home against Townsville Crocodiles in Wulguru.
Top scorers:
36ers: D.Johnson 23+3reb+1ast, A.Petrie 14+7reb+1ast, M.Creek 13+7reb+2ast, A.Gibson 13+5reb+6ast, J.Cadee 10+4reb+2ast, S.Weigh 8+6reb+1ast
Wildcats: S.Redhage 20+8reb+3ast, K.Lisch 18+2reb+1ast, M.Dunigan 16+13reb, J.Wagstaff 11+2reb, D.Martin 11+7reb+1ast, E.Bartlett 5+1reb
gschID: 182661


Crocodiles - Tigers 85-84

A very close game took place in Wulguru between Townsville Crocodiles and Melbourne Tigers. Eighth ranked Townsville Crocodiles (2-10) got a very close home victory over 7th ranked Melbourne Tigers (2-8). Townsville Crocodiles managed to escape with a 1-point win 85-84 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 25-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Townsville Crocodiles made 18-of-19 free shots (94.7 percent) during the game. The former international center Luke Nevill (218-86, college: Utah) scored 26 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Gary Ervin (183-83, college: Arkansas) chipped in 26 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side the former international guard Chris Goulding (192-88) responded with 25 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Jonny Flynn (183-89, college: Syracuse) scored 18 points and 8 assists. Four Melbourne Tigers players scored in double figures. Townsville Crocodiles maintains eighth position with 2-10 record. Melbourne Tigers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with eight games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will meet higher ranked Adelaide 36ers (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Melbourne Tigers will play against Cairns Taipans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tigers: C.Goulding 25+8reb+3ast, J.Flynn 18+2reb+8ast, S.Scott 12+7reb+1ast, A.Ballinger 10+3reb, T.Greer 8+4reb, B.Lewis 7
Crocodiles: G.Ervin 26+5reb+3ast, L.Nevill 26+7reb+3ast, T.Blanchfield 13+3reb, P.Crawford 9+4reb+2ast, J.Holmes 5+3reb+2ast, R.Hinder 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 182660


Kings - Breakers 75-62

Round 10 in NBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Sydney where host Kings (8-5) beat league's leader New Zealand Breakers (8-3) 75-62 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Kings. New Zealand Breakers managed to win second period 20-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American point guard Corin Henry (180-88, college: Tarleton St.) fired 29 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Ian Crosswhite (210-82, college: Oregon) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. The former international guard CJ Bruton (188-75, college: Indian Hills CC) produced 18 points and American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kings moved-up to third place. Defending champion New Zealand Breakers still keep top position with three games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Wildcats who have the same record. New Zealand Breakers will play next round against Cairns Taipans trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kings will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville.
Top scorers:
Breakers: C.Bruton 18+2reb+3ast, C.Webster 11+1reb, C.Jackson 9+8reb+4ast, T.Abercrombie 7+8reb, M.Vukona 6+7reb+1ast, A.Pledger 4+6reb
Kings: C.Henry 29+5reb+3ast, B.Madgen 13+4reb, I.Crosswhite 12+11reb+2ast, D.Lazare 9+7reb+1ast, A.Bruce 8+1reb+3ast, D.Joyce 2+2reb
gschID: 182659


Wildcats - Hawks 80-68

The game had a very big importance for fourth-ranked Perth Wildcats as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (New Zealand Breakers) loss. Perth Wildcats defeated much higher ranked Wollongong Hawks at home 80-68. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Perth Wildcats dominated on the defensive end, holding Wollongong Hawks to just 7 points in first quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Wollongong Hawks' 24. They outrebounded Wollongong Hawks 43-25 including 28 on the defensive glass. Perth Wildcats brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Jesse Wagstaff (203-86, college: Metro St.) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 7 rebounds. American center Michael Dunigan (208-89, college: Oregon, agency: N.E.T.) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Perth Wildcats' coach Rob Beveridge allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international forward Oscar Forman (205-82) replied with 17 points and 7 rebounds and guard Rhys Martin (193-86, college: Nova SE) added 13 points and 6 assists in the effort for Wollongong Hawks. Four Wollongong Hawks players scored in double figures. Perth Wildcats (8-3) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Breakers. Wollongong Hawks at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. Wollongong Hawks will play next round against strong Kings trying to get back on the winning streak. Perth Wildcats will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Wollongong Hawks at Gwynneville.
Top scorers:
Hawks: L.Hurdle 17+2reb+1ast, O.Forman 17+7reb+2ast, R.Martin 13+2reb+6ast, A.Deleon 11+3reb, L.Davidson 4, G.Saville 3+3reb+3ast
Wildcats: J.Wagstaff 20+7reb+2ast, M.Dunigan 19+4reb, K.Lisch 14+3reb+2ast, S.Redhage 7+9reb+3ast, E.Bartlett 6, G.Hire 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 182658


  



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