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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. Waverley F. 13-4 
 2. Knox R. 12-4 
 3. Ringwood H. 12-4 
 4. Eltham W. 11-4 
 5. Werribee D. 9-7 
 6. Casey C. 8-7 
 7. McKinnon C. 7-7 
 8. Hawthorn M. 5-9 
 9. Diamond V.E. 5-11 
 10. Hume City 5-11 
 11. Corio Bay S. 4-10 
 12. Whittlesea City 1-14 
Premier League
 1. N.Adelaide R. 10-3 
 2. Forestville E. 9-4 
 3. Southern T. 8-5 
 4. Norwood F. 8-5 
 5. W.Adelaide B. 8-5 
 6. Sturt S. 7-6 
 7. S.Adelaide P. 6-7 
 8. Woodville W. 5-8 
 9. C.District L. 2-10 
 10. Eastern M. 1-11 
QBL
 1. Mackay M. 9-1 
 2. Cairns M. 8-2 
 3. Brisbane C. 7-1 
 4. Sunshine CR 6-1 
 5. Townsville H. 6-3 
 6. SW Metro P. 5-4 
 7. Brisbane S. 5-5 
 8. Logan T. 4-6 
 9. Rockhampton 3-6 
 10. Ipswich F. 3-7 
 11. Gold Coast R. 3-7 
 12. Suncoast PC 2-6 
 13. Gladstone P. 1-6 
 14. Toowoomba M. 1-8 
SBL
 1. Geraldton B. 16-2 
 2. Willetton T. 15-3 
 3. Joondalup Wolves 13-6 
 4. Perth R. 12-6 
 5. Cockburn C. 11-8 
 6. SW Slammers 10-6 
 7. Stirling S. 8-9 
 8. Perry Lakes H. 8-10 
 9. Lakeside L. 8-11 
 10. Rockingham F. 8-12 
 11. East Perth E. 7-13 
 12. Goldfields G. 6-11 
 13. Kalamunda E.S. 6-16 
 14. Mandurah M. 2-17 
SEABL-East
 1. Nunawading S. 13-4 
 2. Ballarat M. 11-5 
 3. Dandenong R. 10-6 
 4. Geelong S. 10-6 
 5. Albury W.B. 8-8 
 6. Melbourne T. 3-12 
 7. Canberra G. 1-14 
SEABL-South
 1. Mt Gambier 13-2 
 2. Hobart C. 10-5 
 3. Bendigo B. 9-8 
 4. NW Tasmania 8-8 
 5. Sandringham S. 7-9 
 6. Kilsyth C. 7-10 
 7. Frankston 5-12 
 8. BA CoE 2-8 
WARATAH
 1. Sydney Comets 12-1 
 2. Bankstown B. 11-4 
 3. Maitland M. 9-6 
 4. Norths Bears 9-6 
 5. Hornsby S. 9-7 
 6. Manly Warr. 8-7 
 7. Hills H. 8-8 
 8. Cent.Coast C. 7-7 
 9. Illawarra H. 5-9 
 10. Newcastle H. 2-13 
 11. Sutherland S. 1-13 
Full Standings
Last:6/26/2017
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-91 )
  

 Paul Brotherson
  Hills H.
  ( 198-F-89 )
  

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Round 18 (Regular Season)

Big V
Knox R. 88% Jul.2 Corio Bay S
Werribee D. 59% Jul.2 Casey C.
Whittlesea C Jul.2 Waverley F. 94%
Hawthorn M. Jul.1 Knox R. 80%
Hume City Jul.1 Ringwood H. 72%
Casey C. 61% Jul.1 Diamond V.E
Corio Bay S Jul.1 Eltham W. 81%
McKinnon C. 55% Jul.1 Werribee D.
Premier League
S.Adelaide P Jul.2 Forestville 59%
N.Adelaide R 93% Jul.1 C.District L
Sturt S. 80% Jul.1 Eastern M.
W.Adelaide B 65% Jul.1 Southern T.
Norwood F. 71% Jul.1 Woodville W
QBL
Suncoast PC 63% Jul.2 Toowoomba M
Gold Coast R 68% Jul.2 Rockhampton
Mackay M. Jul.2 Cairns M. 51%
SW Metro P. 74% Jul.1 Rockhampton
Sunshine CR 94% Jul.1 Toowoomba M
Townsville H Jul.1 Cairns M. 53%
Brisbane S. Jun.30 Sunshine CR 61%
Logan T. 71% Jun.30 Rockhampton
Brisbane C. 89% Jun.30 Ipswich F.
SBL
Stirling S. 59% Jul.2 Goldfields G
Willetton T Jul.2 Geraldton B 54%
Lakeside L. Jul.2 Joondalup Wo 53%
Perth R. 66% Jul.1 Cockburn C.
SW Slammers 73% Jul.1 Rockingham F
Joondalup Wo 73% Jul.1 Goldfields G
Mandurah M. Jul.1 Perry Lakes 81%
E.Perth E. Jul.1 Geraldton B 85%
Perry Lakes Jun.30 Perth R. 54%
Stirling S. 72% Jun.30 E.Perth E.
Willetton T 81% Jun.30 Kalamunda E
SEABL
Kilsyth C. 68% Jul.2 Albury W.B.
Dandenong R 51% Jul.1 Bendigo B.
Melbourne T Jul.1 Frankston 59%
NW Tasmania 66% Jul.1 Geelong S.
Sandringham 69% Jul.1 Albury W.B.
Canberra G. Jul.1 Nunawading S 94%
Mt Gambier 52% Jul.1 Ballarat M.
BA CoE 78% Jun.30 Canberra G.
Hobart C. 73% Jun.30 Geelong S.
Waratah
Bankstown B 67% Jul.1 Cent.Coast C
Manly Warr. 90% Jul.1 Sutherland S
Norths Bears 62% Jul.1 Illawarra H
Hornsby S. Jul.1 Maitland M. 58%
Newcastle H Jul.1 Sydney Comet 95%
NBL Round 15: New Zealand Breakers defeat Wollongong Hawks in the closest game of the week - Jan 20, 2013


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Fourth-ranked Wollongong Hawks (8-9) gave a tough game to first ranked New Zealand Breakers (15-3) in Auckland on Thursday. New Zealand Breakers managed to secure only one-point victory 72-71. However their fans expected easier game. Wollongong Hawks were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. New Zealand Breakers had a 20-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when New Zealand Breakers made 9 blocks. It was a great evening for New Zealand swingman Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St., agency: Priority Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points. American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) helped adding 10 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. New Zealand Breakers' coach Andrej Lemanis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Dominican guard Adris Deleon (180-84, college: E.Washington) with 34 points (!!!) and 6 assists. New Zealand Breakers have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-3 record. Wollongong Hawks lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with nine games lost. New Zealand Breakers are again looking forward to face Wollongong Hawks (#4) in Gwynneville in the next round. Wollongong Hawks will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in Sydney. Sixth ranked Melbourne Tigers (6-9) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 3rd placed Kings (10-9) 77-74 on Friday evening. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Jonny Flynn (183-89, college: Syracuse) who led the winners and scored 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Chris Goulding accounted for 18 points and 5 rebounds. Center Ian Crosswhite (210-82, college: Oregon) came up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) for Kings in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Melbourne Tigers moved-up to fifth place. Kings lost their third game in a row. They keep the third position with nine games lost. Melbourne Tigers will play against Adelaide 36ers (#7) in Findon in the next round. Kings will play on the road against the league's leader New Zealand Breakers (#1) in Auckland and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Wollongong Hawks (#4) were upset in Wulguru by seventh ranked Townsville Crocodiles 82-74. The best player for the winners was Gary Ervin who scored 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Adris Deleon who recorded 13 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Townsville Crocodiles (6-11) moved-up to sixth place. Wollongong Hawks lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the fourth position with nine games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will meet league's second-placed Perth Wildcats on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Wollongong Hawks will play against the league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland and hope to secure a win.
NBL top team - New Zealand Breakers (15-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat seventh ranked Adelaide 36ers (6-12) in Findon 84-66. It was a good game for Mika Vukona who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for New Zealand Breakers. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-3 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side keep the seventh position with 12 games lost. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be Wollongong Hawks (#4) in Gwynneville. Adelaide 36ers will play on the road against Melbourne Tigers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Second ranked Perth Wildcats (12-4) crushed at home 7th ranked Cairns Taipans (5-11) by 22 points 86-64, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Shawn Redhage who helped to win the game recording 26 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. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Perth Wildcats. They maintain second place with 12-4 record having five points less than leader Breakers. Loser Cairns Taipans dropped to the bottom position with 11 games lost. Perth Wildcats will face Townsville Crocodiles (#6) in Wulguru in the next round. Cairns Taipans will play at home against Melbourne Tigers.



36ers - Breakers 66-84

NBL top team - New Zealand Breakers (15-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat seventh ranked Adelaide 36ers (6-12) in Findon 84-66. Adelaide 36ers were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. New Zealand Breakers forced 19 Adelaide 36ers turnovers. It was a good game for Fijian-New Zealand forward Mika Vukona (198-82) who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) contributed with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. The former international power forward Anthony Petrie (203-83) answered with 19 points and 6 rebounds and center Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) added 9 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Adelaide 36ers. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for New Zealand Breakers. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-3 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side keep the seventh position with 12 games lost. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be Wollongong Hawks (#4) in Gwynneville. Adelaide 36ers will play on the road against Melbourne Tigers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Breakers: M.Vukona 16+7reb+6ast, D.Corletto 15, T.Abercrombie 11+5reb+2ast, C.Jackson 11+8reb+6ast, L.Henry 10+4reb+1ast, W.Hudson 7+3reb+1ast
36ers: A.Petrie 19+6reb+1ast, A.Gibson 10+3reb+4ast, D.Johnson 9+9reb, N.Crosswell 7+1reb+1ast, P.Vasiljevic 6+1reb+1ast, S.Weigh 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 182715


Crocodiles - Hawks 82-74

Wollongong Hawks (#4) were upset in Wulguru by seventh ranked Townsville Crocodiles 82-74. Wollongong Hawks trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 18-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 74-82 at the end of the game. Townsville Crocodiles dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Wollongong Hawks' 24. The best player for the winners was American point guard Gary Ervin (183-83, college: Arkansas) who scored 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international power forward Russell Hinder (208-79, college: Augusta St.) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Dominican guard Adris Deleon (180-84, college: E.Washington) who recorded 13 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and the former international forward Oscar Forman (205-82) added 15 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Townsville Crocodiles (6-11) moved-up to sixth place. Wollongong Hawks lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the fourth position with nine games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will meet league's second-placed Perth Wildcats on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Wollongong Hawks will play against the league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Crocodiles: G.Ervin 26+7reb+4ast, L.Nevill 14+5reb+2ast, R.Hinder 12+6reb+4ast, P.Crawford 11+4reb, M.Norton 7+1reb, M.Cedar 5+3reb+3ast
Hawks: O.Forman 15+2reb, A.Deleon 13+8reb+7ast, D.Gruber 11+4reb+2ast, T.Coenraad 11+2reb+1ast, T.Demos 9+2reb+3ast, G.Saville 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 182714


Kings - Tigers 74-77

Important game to mention about took place in Sydney. Sixth ranked Melbourne Tigers (6-9) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 3rd placed Kings (10-9) 77-74 on Friday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-15. But Kings won second period 21-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kings were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Jonny Flynn (183-89, college: Syracuse) who led the winners and scored 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international guard Chris Goulding (192-88) accounted for 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Center Ian Crosswhite (210-82, college: Oregon) came up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) and American forward Darnell Lazare (203-85, college: LSU, agency: Priority Sports) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Kings in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Melbourne Tigers moved-up to fifth place. Kings lost their third game in a row. They keep the third position with nine games lost. Melbourne Tigers will play against Adelaide 36ers (#7) in Findon in the next round. Kings will play on the road against the league's leader New Zealand Breakers (#1) in Auckland and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tigers: J.Flynn 27+7reb+5ast, C.Goulding 18+5reb+1ast, A.Ballinger 9+4reb, L.Rush 6+2reb, B.Lewis 6+1reb, T.Greer 4+3reb
Kings: I.Crosswhite 27+13reb+1ast, C.Henry 11+4reb+2ast, D.Lazare 10+9reb, B.Madgen 9+1reb+4ast, T.Garlepp 7+3reb, A.Bruce 5+1reb+5ast
gschID: 182713


Wildcats - Taipans 86-64

Second ranked Perth Wildcats (12-4) crushed at home 7th ranked Cairns Taipans (5-11) by 22 points 86-64, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Perth Wildcats. Cairns Taipans was better in third quarter 15-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Perth Wildcats forced 21 Cairns Taipans turnovers. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St., agency: Warren Sports International) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 7 rebounds. The former international power forward Matthew Knight (203-85, college: Loyola Mary) helped adding 15 points and 7 rebounds. Five Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international power forward Alexander Loughton (205-83, college: ODU) with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks and American point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany) scored 15 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Perth Wildcats. They maintain second place with 12-4 record having five points less than leader Breakers. Loser Cairns Taipans dropped to the bottom position with 11 games lost. Perth Wildcats will face Townsville Crocodiles (#6) in Wulguru in the next round. Cairns Taipans will play at home against Melbourne Tigers.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: S.Redhage 26+7reb+1ast, E.Bartlett 16+1reb+2ast, K.Lisch 15+4reb+3ast, M.Knight 15+7reb, D.Martin 10+2reb+4ast, G.Hire 2+4reb+1ast
Taipans: A.Loughton 16+7reb+2ast, S.Edwards 15+6reb+1ast, J.Wilson 15+4reb+4ast, C.Tragardh 7+7reb, C.Gliddon 5+2reb+1ast, C.Steindl 3+2reb
gschID: 182712


Breakers - Hawks 72-71

Fourth-ranked Wollongong Hawks (8-9) gave a tough game to first ranked New Zealand Breakers (15-3) in Auckland on Thursday. New Zealand Breakers managed to secure only one-point victory 72-71. However their fans expected easier game. Wollongong Hawks were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. New Zealand Breakers had a 20-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when New Zealand Breakers made 9 blocks. It was a great evening for New Zealand swingman Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St., agency: Priority Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points. American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) helped adding 10 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. New Zealand Breakers' coach Andrej Lemanis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Dominican guard Adris Deleon (180-84, college: E.Washington) with 34 points (!!!) and 6 assists and the former international forward Oscar Forman (205-82) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. New Zealand Breakers have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-3 record. Wollongong Hawks lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with nine games lost. New Zealand Breakers are again looking forward to face Wollongong Hawks (#4) in Gwynneville in the next round. Wollongong Hawks will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Breakers: T.Abercrombie 15+4reb+3ast, A.Pledger 12+8reb, C.Jackson 10+6reb+6ast, D.Corletto 7+2reb+1ast, C.Webster 7+1reb+1ast, M.Vukona 5+5reb+1ast
Hawks: A.Deleon 34+4reb+6ast, O.Forman 12+5reb+2ast, A.MacMillan 11+2reb, L.Davidson 7+2reb, T.Demos 3+2reb, G.Saville 2+6reb+3ast
gschID: 182711


  




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