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 3. United 5-5 
 4. 36ers 5-5 
 5. Taipans 5-6 
 6. Hawks 5-6 
 7. Bullets 3-6 
 8. Kings 2-9 
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 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 
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 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
 Perry ELLIS
  Kings
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Ellis, Kings19.4 
 2. Clarke, Hawks19.1 
 3. Cotton, Wildcats19.0 
 4. Prather, United18.1 
 5. Conger, Hawks17.5 
 6. Buford, Bullets17.3 
 7. Johnson, 36ers16.5 
 8. Tokoto, Wildcats15.5 
 9. Sosa, Breakers15.1 
 10. Newbill, Breakers15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Boone, United9.3 
 2. Buford, Bullets7.1 
 3. Johnson, 36ers6.7 
 4. Ogilvy, Hawks6.6 
 5. Vukona, Breakers6.3 
 6. Conger, Hawks6.1 
 7. Pledger, Breakers5.9 
 8. Ellis, Kings5.8 
 9. Creek, 36ers5.4 
 10. Prather, United5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Travis TRICE
  Bullets
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Trice, Bullets5.6 
 2. Shorter, 36ers5.3 
 3. Ware, United5.1 
 4. Cadee, Kings4.0 
 5. Martin, Wildcats3.8 
 6. Sosa, Breakers3.7 
 7. Gibson, Bullets3.4 
 8. Newley, Kings3.3 
 9. Sobey, 36ers3.0 
 10. Ili, Breakers3.0 
Steals Per Game
 JP TOKOTO
  Wildcats
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Tokoto, Wildcats2.3 
 2. Prather, United1.8 
 3. Martin, Wildcats1.6 
 4. Cotton, Wildcats1.6 
 5. McCarron, Taipans1.5 
 6. Leslie, Kings1.3 
 7. Gibson, Bullets1.2 
 8. Newley, Kings1.2 
 9. Sobey, 36ers1.2 
 10. Creek, 36ers1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.8 
 2. Abercrombie, Break.1.8 
 3. Buford, Bullets1.4 
 4. Egwu, Taipans0.9 
 5. Pledger, Breakers0.8 
 6. Boone, United0.8 
 7. Jervis, Bullets0.8 
 8. Wesley, United0.8 
 9. Humphries, Kings0.7 
 10. Prather, United0.7 

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Round 8 (Regular Season)

United 52% Dec.4 Hawks
36ers 73% Dec.2 Bullets
Taipans 78% Dec.2 Kings
Breakers 67% Dec.1 Wildcats
Kings Nov.30 Taipans 67%
NBL Round 16: Perth Wildcats are defeated by New Zealand Breakers - Jan 22, 2017


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The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. We may still expect few shocking results in upcoming 3 rounds.

The most important game in the last round took place in Auckland between third ranked Perth Wildcats (11-12) and fifth ranked New Zealand Breakers (12-12) on Sunday night. Perth Wildcats were defeated by New Zealand Breakers in a tough game on the road 82-86. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Perth Wildcats won fourth quarter 35-32. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. New Zealand Breakers made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. New Zealand Breakers outrebounded Perth Wildcats 41-25 including a 31-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of New Zealand swingman Kirk Penney (196-80, college: Wisconsin, agency: Duran International) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and American-Albanian point guard Kevin Dillard (183-89, college: Dayton) who added 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 26 points. Perth Wildcats' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. New Zealand Breakers have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Hawks. Defending champion Perth Wildcats dropped to the fourth position with 12 games lost. They share it with United. New Zealand Breakers is looking forward to face Kings (#6) in Sydney in the next round. Perth Wildcats will play at home against United and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Illawarra Hawks (12-12) against eighth ranked Cairns Taipans (10-12) on Sunday night. Visiting Illawarra Hawks were defeated by Cairns Taipans in a tough game in Cairns 79-85. The winners were led by American point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) who scored that evening 16 points and Cameron Gliddon supported him with 18 points. Even 20 points and 8 rebounds by power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) did not help to save the game for Illawarra Hawks. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cairns Taipans moved-up to seventh place. Illawarra Hawks at the other side keep the second position with 12 games lost. They share it with Breakers. Cairns Taipans will play against bottom-ranked Bullets (#8) in Brisbane in the next round. Illawarra Hawks will play at home against the league's leader Adelaide 36ers (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked United (11-12) against eighth ranked Bullets (10-14) on Saturday night. Visiting United was defeated by Bullets in Brisbane 88-71. Daniel Kickert fired 24 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Casper Ware produced 27 points and 4 assists for lost side. United's coach Dean Demopoulos let to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Newly promoted Bullets maintains eighth position with 10-14 record. Loser United dropped to the fourth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Wildcats. Bullets will meet higher ranked Cairns Taipans (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. United will play against Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Illawarra Hawks (12-12) against fifth ranked New Zealand Breakers (12-12) on Friday night. Host Illawarra Hawks were defeated by New Zealand Breakers in a tough game in Gwynneville 86-95. It was a very good performance for Kevin Dillard who helped to win the game recording 26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Illawarra Hawks' coach gave the chance to play for eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. New Zealand Breakers have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Hawks. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be Kings (#6) in Sydney. Illawarra Hawks will play at home against the league's leader Adelaide 36ers (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Findon. First ranked host Adelaide 36ers (17-7) defeated 4th ranked Kings (11-13) 87-73. Worth to mention a great performance of Jerome Randle who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 assists. Kings' coach Andrew Gaze gave the chance to play for ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Adelaide 36ers have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 17-7 record. Kings lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 13 games lost. Adelaide 36ers will face league's second-placed Illawarra Hawks in Gwynneville in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kings will play at home against New Zealand Breakers (#3) and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 16 bottom-ranked Taipans lost to Wildcats on the opponent's court 78-84. 36ers outscored Bullets in a home game 101-68.

Breakers - Wildcats 86-82

The most important game in the last round took place in Auckland between third ranked Perth Wildcats (11-12) and fifth ranked New Zealand Breakers (12-12) on Sunday night. Perth Wildcats were defeated by New Zealand Breakers in a tough game on the road 82-86. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Perth Wildcats won fourth quarter 35-32. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. New Zealand Breakers made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. New Zealand Breakers outrebounded Perth Wildcats 41-25 including a 31-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of New Zealand swingman Kirk Penney (196-80, college: Wisconsin, agency: Duran International) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and American-Albanian point guard Kevin Dillard (183-89, college: Dayton) who added 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 26 points and his fellow American import swingman Casey Prather (198-91, college: Florida) scored 13 points. Perth Wildcats' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. New Zealand Breakers have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Hawks. Defending champion Perth Wildcats dropped to the fourth position with 12 games lost. They share it with United. New Zealand Breakers is looking forward to face Kings (#6) in Sydney in the next round. Perth Wildcats will play at home against United and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Breakers: K.Penney 25+6reb+1ast, K.Dillard 20+5reb+4ast, P.Carter 15+5reb+1ast, F.Delany 7+2reb+1ast, A.Mitchell 6+9reb+2ast, S.Ili 5+1reb+1ast
Wildcats: B.Cotton 26+3reb+1ast, A.Brandt 14+2reb+1ast, C.Prather 13+3reb+1ast, J.Wagstaff 8+1reb+2ast, M.Knight 6+5reb+2ast, S.Redhage 5+1reb
gschID: 487524


Taipans - Hawks 85-79

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Illawarra Hawks (12-12) against eighth ranked Cairns Taipans (10-12) on Sunday night. Visiting Illawarra Hawks were defeated by Cairns Taipans in a tough game in Cairns 79-85. The hosts were already 14 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 26-18 Illawarra Hawks' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 85-79 at the end of the game. Cairns Taipans made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. The winners were led by American point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) who scored that evening 16 points and international swingman Cameron Gliddon (196-89, college: Concordia Irvine) supported him with 18 points. Even 20 points and 8 rebounds by power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) did not help to save the game for Illawarra Hawks. The former international center Andrew James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) added 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Four Illawarra Hawks players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cairns Taipans moved-up to seventh place. Illawarra Hawks at the other side keep the second position with 12 games lost. They share it with Breakers. Cairns Taipans will play against bottom-ranked Bullets (#8) in Brisbane in the next round. Illawarra Hawks will play at home against the league's leader Adelaide 36ers (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Taipans: C.Gliddon 18+1reb+1ast, T.Trice 16+4reb+3ast, N.Jawai 14+3reb+1ast, M.McCarron 9+6reb+2ast, S.Weigh 9+7reb, J.Weeks 6+1reb
Hawks: N.Kay 20+8reb+2ast, A.James Ogilvy 14+10reb+4ast, R.Clarke 10+3reb+2ast, R.Martin 10+2reb+5ast, T.Coenraad 6+2reb+2ast, C.Ellis 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 487523


36ers - Kings 87-73

The game between Top Four teams took place in Findon. First ranked host Adelaide 36ers (17-7) defeated 4th ranked Kings (11-13) 87-73. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-73. Kings were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Ukrainian point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 assists and swingman Mitch Creek (195-92) who added 17 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Five Adelaide 36ers players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Greg Whittington (203-93, college: Rutgers) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds and international center Kevin Lisch (188-86, college: St.Louis) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Kings' coach Andrew Gaze gave the chance to play for ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Adelaide 36ers have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 17-7 record. Kings lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 13 games lost. Adelaide 36ers will face league's second-placed Illawarra Hawks in Gwynneville in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kings will play at home against New Zealand Breakers (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
36ers: J.Randle 19+1reb+11ast, M.Creek 17+7reb, N.Sobey 13+3reb+6ast, E.Jacobsen 12+6reb, A.Drmic 11+5reb, D.Johnson 11+6reb+2ast
Kings: T.Garlepp 15+3reb+3ast, K.Lisch 13+6reb+2ast, G.Whittington 12+7reb+3ast, J.Powell 8+3reb, J.Cadee 7+2reb+4ast, A.Maric 5+8reb+1ast
gschID: 487522


Bullets - United 88-71

Very important is a road loss of third ranked United (11-12) against eighth ranked Bullets (10-14) on Saturday night. Visiting United was defeated by Bullets in Brisbane 88-71. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-71. Bullets dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to United's 26 and made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Bullets had a 33-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. The former international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) fired 24 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American forward Torrey Craig (198-90, college: USC Upstate) chipped in 24 points and 7 rebounds. Five Bullets players scored in double figures. American point guard Casper Ware (178-90, college: Long Beach St.) produced 27 points and 4 assists and the former international guard Chris Goulding (192-88) added 17 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. United's coach Dean Demopoulos let to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Newly promoted Bullets maintains eighth position with 10-14 record. Loser United dropped to the fourth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Wildcats. Bullets will meet higher ranked Cairns Taipans (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. United will play against Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bullets: D.Kickert 24+8reb+2ast, T.Craig 24+7reb+3ast, J.Kendle 12+6reb+4ast, T.Jervis 11+7reb+4ast, S.Bruce 11+2reb+4ast, M.Young 4+7reb
United: C.Ware 27+1reb+4ast, C.Goulding 17+2reb+4ast, T.Blanchfield 9+7reb, D.Barlow 5+3reb+1ast, M.Majok 4+4reb+1ast, J.Boone 3+7reb
gschID: 487521


Hawks - Breakers 86-95

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Illawarra Hawks (12-12) against fifth ranked New Zealand Breakers (12-12) on Friday night. Host Illawarra Hawks were defeated by New Zealand Breakers in a tough game in Gwynneville 86-95. Illawarra Hawks were ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 26-14 third quarter run of New Zealand Breakers. They made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. New Zealand Breakers outrebounded Illawarra Hawks 46-33 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for American-Albanian point guard Kevin Dillard (183-89, college: Dayton) who helped to win the game recording 26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. New Zealand swingman Kirk Penney (196-80, college: Wisconsin, agency: Duran International) contributed with 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. The former international center Andrew James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Tim Coenraad (201-85, college: Nova SE) added 11 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Illawarra Hawks. Illawarra Hawks' coach gave the chance to play for eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. New Zealand Breakers have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Hawks. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be Kings (#6) in Sydney. Illawarra Hawks will play at home against the league's leader Adelaide 36ers (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Breakers: K.Dillard 26+6reb+7ast, K.Penney 23+5reb+2ast, A.Pledger 12+6reb, R.Loe 11+1reb+1ast, S.Ili 7+2reb+3ast, A.Mitchell 6+12reb
Hawks: A.James Ogilvy 16+7reb+2ast, R.Clarke 14+1reb+4ast, T.Coenraad 11+8reb+1ast, N.Kay 11+2reb+2ast, M.Harris 9+4reb+4ast, K.White 7+3reb+6ast
gschID: 487520


Wildcats - Taipans 84-78

Very expected game when 8th ranked Cairns Taipans (10-12) were defeated on the road by third ranked Perth Wildcats (11-12) 84-78 on Friday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Perth Wildcats forced 21 Cairns Taipans turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 5 assists and the former international center Angus Brandt (208-89, college: Oregon St.) who added 17 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side guard Mitchell McCarron (190-92, college: Metro St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and the former international power forward Nathan Jawai (209-86, college: Midland CC) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Cairns Taipans players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Perth Wildcats went down to fourth position due to points difference, which they share with United. Loser Cairns Taipans dropped to the seventh place with 12 games lost. Perth Wildcats will face United (#5) in Melbourne in the next round. Cairns Taipans will play at home against Bullets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: B.Cotton 27+2reb+5ast, A.Brandt 17+11reb+1ast, C.Prather 16+4reb+4ast, J.Wagstaff 8+5reb, M.Knight 6+2reb+2ast, J.McKay 4+5reb
Taipans: N.Jawai 13+7reb+1ast, M.McCarron 13+11reb+1ast, C.Gliddon 10+2reb+3ast, T.Trice 10+5reb+1ast, A.Loughton 7+4reb+2ast, T.Mitchell 7+1reb
gschID: 487519


36ers - Bullets 101-68

Very predictable result in Findon where first ranked Adelaide 36ers (17-7) smashed bottom-ranked Bullets (10-14) 101-68 on Thursday. The game without a history. Adelaide 36ers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Adelaide 36ers shot 25 for 36 from the free-throw line, while Bullets only scored nine points from the stripe. Adelaide 36ers forced 20 Bullets turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Bullets were plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Daniel Johnson (210-88, college: Pepperdine) who helped to win the game recording 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and American-Ukrainian point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) who added 22 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) during the contest. Five Adelaide 36ers players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) responded with 20 points and 8 rebounds and forward Mitch Young (206-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 6 points and 9 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. Adelaide 36ers have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 17-7 record. Bullets lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost. Adelaide 36ers will face league's second-placed Illawarra Hawks in Gwynneville in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bullets will play on the road against Cairns Taipans (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
36ers: J.Randle 22+3ast, M.Creek 15+5reb+2ast, D.Johnson 13+9reb+4ast, N.Sobey 13+3reb+7ast, T.Ferguson 13+2reb, M.Deng 10+4reb
Bullets: D.Kickert 20+8reb+3ast, T.Craig 10+2reb+1ast, M.Kenyon 9+3reb, S.Bruce 8+4reb+3ast, T.Jervis 7+3reb, M.Young 6+9reb+1ast
gschID: 487518
  




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