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 1. Breakers 9-1 
 2. Wildcats 7-3 
 3. United 5-5 
 4. 36ers 5-5 
 5. Taipans 5-6 
 6. Hawks 5-6 
 7. Bullets 3-6 
 8. Kings 2-9 
Full Standings
Last:11/20/2017
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
 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 18: New Zealand Breakers defeat leader Adelaide 36ers - Feb 6, 2017


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There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in NBL. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Adelaide 36ers (17-9) in Findon on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by sixth ranked New Zealand Breakers (13-14) 88-87. Adelaide 36ers were trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 11-point lead after three quarters before a 27-15 charge of New Zealand Breakers, which allowed them to win the game. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American-Albanian point guard Kevin Dillard (183-89, college: Dayton) who saved his team from a defeat with 20 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). New Zealand center Alex Pledger (215-87, college: Belm.Abbey) contributed with 9 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. American-Ukrainian point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists for Adelaide 36ers. Adelaide 36ers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. New Zealand Breakers maintains sixth position with 13-14 record, which they share with Kings. Adelaide 36ers lost third consecutive game. They still keep top place with nine games lost. New Zealand Breakers is looking forward to face higher ranked United (#4) in Melbourne in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Adelaide 36ers will play at home against Cairns Taipans and are hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Illawarra Hawks (14-13) against seventh ranked United (13-13) on Monday night. Visiting Illawarra Hawks were defeated by United in a tough game in Melbourne 72-78. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Illawarra Hawks. American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Casper Ware chipped in 16 points and 7 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Rotnei Clarke (183-89, college: Butler) with 19 points. Illawarra Hawks' coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. United moved-up to third place, which they share with Wildcats and Taipans. Illawarra Hawks at the other side keep the second position with 13 games lost. United will play against Perth Wildcats (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Illawarra Hawks will play against Bullets and hope to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Perth Wildcats (13-13) against seventh ranked Cairns Taipans (13-13) on Sunday night. Visiting Perth Wildcats were defeated by Cairns Taipans in a tough game in Cairns 77-85. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Perth Wildcats. Nathan Jawai notched 22 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 26 points and 5 assists (perfect from downtown making all five shots) by Bryce Cotton did not help to save the game for Perth Wildcats. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cairns Taipans moved-up to third place, which they share with United and Wildcats. Cairns Taipans will meet league's leader Adelaide 36ers in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Perth Wildcats will play against United in Melbourne and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should not miss a road victory of seventh ranked United (13-13) over 4th ranked Kings (13-14) 89-76. The best player for the winners was Josh Boone who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds. United moved-up to third place, which they share with Wildcats and Taipans. Kings lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with 14 games lost. United's next round opponent will be Perth Wildcats (#3) at home, which may be the game of the day. Kings will play against Perth Wildcats and hope to win that game.
The game between third ranked Perth Wildcats (13-13) and 8th ranked Bullets (10-17) in Perth on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Perth Wildcats outscored guests from Brisbane 94-63. It was a good game for Bryce Cotton who led his team to a victory with 25 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. Perth Wildcats have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains third position with 13-13 record having four points less than leader 36ers, which they share with United and Taipans. Newly promoted Bullets stay at the bottom place with 17 games lost. Perth Wildcats will face United (#4) in Melbourne in the next round. Bullets will play on the road against the league's second-placed Illawarra Hawks (#2) in Gwynneville and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 18 Taipans were beaten by Hawks on the road 90-73.

United - Hawks 78-72

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Illawarra Hawks (14-13) against seventh ranked United (13-13) on Monday night. Visiting Illawarra Hawks were defeated by United in a tough game in Melbourne 72-78. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Illawarra Hawks. Illawarra Hawks were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import point guard Casper Ware (178-90, college: Long Beach St.) chipped in 16 points and 7 assists during the contest. Four United players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American point guard Rotnei Clarke (183-89, college: Butler) with 19 points and the former international center Andrew-James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) scored 9 points and 10 rebounds. Illawarra Hawks' coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. United moved-up to third place, which they share with Wildcats and Taipans. Illawarra Hawks at the other side keep the second position with 13 games lost. United will play against Perth Wildcats (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Illawarra Hawks will play against Bullets and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
United: J.Boone 20+12reb, C.Goulding 18+4reb+2ast, C.Ware 16+4reb+7ast, D.Andersen 10+4reb+4ast, T.Blanchfield 9+5reb+2ast, K.Adnam 3+2reb+1ast
Hawks: R.Clarke 19+2reb+2ast, O.Forman 12+2reb, A.James Ogilvy 9+10reb+2ast, M.Harris 9+3reb+2ast, M.Norton 8+4reb+6ast, N.Kay 6+3reb
gschID: 487536


Wildcats - Bullets 94-63

The game between third ranked Perth Wildcats (13-13) and 8th ranked Bullets (10-17) in Perth on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Perth Wildcats outscored guests from Brisbane 94-63. The game without a history. Perth Wildcats led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Perth Wildcats shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Bullets were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) who led his team to a victory with 25 points. Forward Greg Hire (201-87, college: Augusta) contributed with 20 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Mitch Young (206-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) replied with 16 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and guard Shaun Bruce (190-91) added 12 points in the effort for Bullets. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Perth Wildcats have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains third position with 13-13 record having four points less than leader 36ers, which they share with United and Taipans. Newly promoted Bullets stay at the bottom place with 17 games lost. Perth Wildcats will face United (#4) in Melbourne in the next round. Bullets will play on the road against the league's second-placed Illawarra Hawks (#2) in Gwynneville and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: B.Cotton 25+1reb+1ast, G.Hire 20+4reb+1ast, M.Knight 11+4reb+3ast, J.Wagstaff 9+2reb+2ast, S.Redhage 6+1reb+1ast, A.Brandt 6+2reb+1ast
Bullets: M.Young 16+2reb+1ast, S.Bruce 12+2reb+1ast, D.Kickert 9+4reb+1ast, T.Jervis 8+5reb, M.Kenyon 5+2reb+2ast, I.Tueta 4+1reb
gschID: 487531


Taipans - Wildcats 85-77

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Perth Wildcats (13-13) against seventh ranked Cairns Taipans (13-13) on Sunday night. Visiting Perth Wildcats were defeated by Cairns Taipans in a tough game in Cairns 77-85. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Perth Wildcats. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 49-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Cairns Taipans dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Perth Wildcats' 34. Cairns Taipans forced 19 Perth Wildcats turnovers. The former international power forward Nathan Jawai (209-86, college: Midland CC) notched 22 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and American Tony Mitchell (198-89, college: Alabama) supported him with 20 points. Even 26 points and 5 assists (perfect from downtown making all five shots) by American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) did not help to save the game for Perth Wildcats. The former international center Damian Martin (186-84, college: Loyola Mary) added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Four Perth Wildcats 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 third place, which they share with United and Wildcats. Cairns Taipans will meet league's leader Adelaide 36ers in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Perth Wildcats will play against United in Melbourne and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Taipans: N.Jawai 22+9reb+1ast, T.Mitchell 20+2reb+1ast, A.Loughton 13+2ast, T.Trice 9+2reb+6ast, M.McCarron 8+10reb+1ast, J.Weeks 5+1reb+2ast
Wildcats: B.Cotton 26+3reb+5ast, J.Wagstaff 13+1reb+2ast, C.Prather 11+5reb+1ast, D.Martin 10+11reb+3ast, J.McKay 7+7reb+1ast, A.Brandt 6+2reb
gschID: 487535


36ers - Breakers 87-88

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Adelaide 36ers (17-9) in Findon on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by sixth ranked New Zealand Breakers (13-14) 88-87. Adelaide 36ers were trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 11-point lead after three quarters before a 27-15 charge of New Zealand Breakers, which allowed them to win the game. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American-Albanian point guard Kevin Dillard (183-89, college: Dayton) who saved his team from a defeat with 20 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). New Zealand center Alex Pledger (215-87, college: Belm.Abbey) contributed with 9 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. American-Ukrainian point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists and the former international power forward Daniel Johnson (210-88, college: Pepperdine) added 19 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Adelaide 36ers. Five Adelaide 36ers players scored in double figures. Adelaide 36ers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. New Zealand Breakers maintains sixth position with 13-14 record, which they share with Kings. Adelaide 36ers lost third consecutive game. They still keep top place with nine games lost. New Zealand Breakers is looking forward to face higher ranked United (#4) in Melbourne in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Adelaide 36ers will play at home against Cairns Taipans and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Breakers: K.Penney 21+1reb+3ast, K.Dillard 20+2reb+3ast, R.Loe 15+4reb+5ast, A.Pledger 9+14reb+2ast, F.Delany 8+5reb+2ast, M.Vukona 6+2reb+1ast
36ers: D.Johnson 19+6reb+2ast, J.Randle 16+8reb+11ast, M.Hodgson 14+7reb, N.Sobey 10+6reb, M.Creek 10+1reb+3ast, A.Drmic 9+3reb
gschID: 487534


Kings - United 76-89

We should not miss a road victory of seventh ranked United (13-13) over 4th ranked Kings (13-14) 89-76. The game was mostly controlled by United. Kings was better in second period 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. The best player for the winners was American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds. The former international center David Andersen (213-80) chipped in 21 points. Five United players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: BeoBasket) who recorded 19 points and the former international center Aleksandar Maric (211-84, college: Nebraska) added 8 points and 12 rebounds respectively. United moved-up to third place, which they share with Wildcats and Taipans. Kings lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with 14 games lost. United's next round opponent will be Perth Wildcats (#3) at home, which may be the game of the day. Kings will play against Perth Wildcats and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
United: D.Andersen 21+3reb+2ast, C.Ware 18+5ast, C.Goulding 16+2reb+2ast, J.Boone 12+14reb, T.Blanchfield 10+6reb+1ast, M.Majok 5+4reb
Kings: B.Newley 19+3reb+3ast, K.Lisch 12+3reb+4ast, J.Powell 11+2reb, J.Cadee 9+2reb+4ast, C.Moller 8+4reb, A.Maric 8+12reb
gschID: 487533


Hawks - Taipans 90-73

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Illawarra Hawks (14-13) beat 7th ranked Cairns Taipans (13-13) in Gwynneville 90-73 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Illawarra Hawks. Cairns Taipans was better in third quarter 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Illawarra Hawks made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Cairns Taipans were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American point guard Rotnei Clarke (183-89, college: Butler) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 5 assists. The former international center Andrew James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five Illawarra Hawks players scored in double figures. International swingman Cameron Gliddon (196-89, college: Concordia Irvine) replied with 10 points and 7 rebounds and guard Mitchell McCarron (190-92, college: Metro St.) added 13 points in the effort for Cairns Taipans. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Illawarra Hawks have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 14-13 record having just two points less than leader 36ers. Loser Cairns Taipans dropped to the third place with 13 games lost. Illawarra Hawks will face bottom-ranked Bullets (#8) in Brisbane in the next round where they are favorite. Cairns Taipans will play on the road against the league's leader Adelaide 36ers (#1) in Findon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hawks: R.Clarke 19+4reb+5ast, N.Kay 17+3reb, A.James Ogilvy 13+11reb+1ast, M.Norton 11+1reb+4ast, M.Harris 10+3reb+5ast, K.White 8+3reb+4ast
Taipans: M.McCarron 13+2reb+1ast, T.Mitchell 12+2reb+2ast, C.Gliddon 10+7reb+3ast, N.Jawai 9+3reb+2ast, T.Trice 8+2reb+1ast, J.Weeks 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 487532


  




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