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NBL Standings
 1. United 75-1 
 2. Wildcats 3-0 
 3. 36ers 3-75 
 4. Breakers 2-1 
 5. Taipans 2-2 
 6. Bullets 1-1 
 7. Kings 1-4 
 8. Hawks 0-3 
Full Standings
Last:10/21/2017
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: 18.8
 1. Ellis, Kings18.8 
 2. Ware, United18.7 
 3. Clarke, Hawks18.0 
 4. Conger, Hawks17.7 
 5. Buford, Bullets17.0 
 6. Trice, Bullets16.5 
 7. Johnson, 36ers16.2 
 8. Leslie, Kings15.2 
 9. Cotton, Wildcats15.0 
 10. Creek, 36ers14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Boone, United9.0 
 2. Johnson, Hawks7.7 
 3. Vukona, Breakers7.3 
 4. Loe, Breakers6.7 
 5. Johnson, 36ers6.0 
 6. Abercrombie, Break.5.7 
 7. Jervis, Bullets5.5 
 8. Buford, Bullets5.5 
 9. Creek, 36ers5.4 
 10. Ogilvy, Hawks5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Shannon SHORTER
  36ers
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Shorter, 36ers6.3 
 2. Ware, United5.7 
 3. Gibson, Bullets5.0 
 4. Trice, Bullets5.0 
 5. Martin, Wildcats4.7 
 6. Lisch, Kings4.0 
 7. Sosa, Breakers3.7 
 8. Creek, 36ers3.6 
 9. Sobey, 36ers3.6 
 10. Cadee, Kings3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Travis TRICE
  Bullets
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Trice, Bullets2.5 
 2. Martin, Wildcats2.3 
 3. Prather, United1.7 
 4. Cotton, Wildcats1.7 
 5. Wesley, United1.7 
 6. McCarron, Taipans1.5 
 7. Creek, 36ers1.4 
 8. Blanchfield, Kings1.4 
 9. Leslie, Kings1.4 
 10. Ware, United1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Perrin BUFORD
  Bullets
  (198-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Buford, Bullets2.0 
 2. Abercrombie, Break.1.7 
 3. Tokoto, Wildcats1.3 
 4. Johnson, 36ers1.0 
 5. Prather, United1.0 
 6. Ellis, Kings0.8 
 7. Wesley, United0.7 
 8. Pledger, Breakers0.7 
 9. Garlepp, Kings0.7 
 10. Ogilvy, Hawks0.7 

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Round 3 (Regular Season)

Taipans Oct.22 Wildcats 80%
Hawks Oct.22 Bullets 90%
United 95% Oct.22 Breakers
NBL Round 1: Cairns Taipans hand first defeat to New Zealand Breakers - Oct 9, 2017


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The Regular Season in NBL just started.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of New Zealand Breakers (0-1) in Auckland on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Cairns Taipans (2-0) 82-71. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 43-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 30 personal fouls committed by New Zealand Breakers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Scoochie Smith (188-94, college: Dayton) fired 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international swingman Stephen Weigh (202-87) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. Cairns Taipans' coach Aaron Fearne used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. New Zealand forward Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St.) produced 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks for lost side. Cairns Taipans are looking forward to face Adelaide 36ers (#4) in Findon in the next round. New Zealand Breakers will play on the road against Bullets in Brisbane and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Cairns. Cairns Taipans (2-0) saved a 1-point victory at home edging Illawarra Hawks (0-1) 88-87 on Friday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St.) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 4 assists. Alexander Loughton contributed with 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international center Andrew-James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for Illawarra Hawks. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Cairns Taipans will play against Adelaide 36ers (#4) in Findon in the next round. Illawarra Hawks will play on the road against Kings in Sydney to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game in Perth was also quite interesting. Bullets (0-1) played at the court of Perth Wildcats (1-0). Perth Wildcats defeated Bullets 96-86 on Saturday. Bryce Cotton stepped up and scored 24 points for the winners. Perth Wildcats' coach Adam Forde allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side Travis Trice responded with 23 points and 5 rebounds. Perth Wildcats will meet at home Illawarra Hawks (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Bullets will play against New Zealand Breakers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Findon was also worth to mention about. United (1-0) played at the court of Adelaide 36ers (1-1). United managed to secure a 2-point victory 99-97. Casper Ware nailed 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side. United's coach Dean Vickerman allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. United's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Melbourne .

In the last game of round 1 36ers defeated Kings in Findon 105-96.

Breakers - Taipans 71-82

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of New Zealand Breakers (0-1) in Auckland on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Cairns Taipans (2-0) 82-71. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 43-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 30 personal fouls committed by New Zealand Breakers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Scoochie Smith (188-94, college: Dayton) fired 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international swingman Stephen Weigh (202-87) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. Cairns Taipans' coach Aaron Fearne used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. New Zealand forward Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St.) produced 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks and Dominican-American point guard Edgar Sosa (190-88, college: Louisville) added 15 points respectively for lost side. Cairns Taipans are looking forward to face Adelaide 36ers (#4) in Findon in the next round. New Zealand Breakers will play on the road against Bullets in Brisbane and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Breakers: T.Abercrombie 23+7reb+1ast, E.Sosa 15+2reb+3ast, D.Newbill 12+5reb+1ast, K.Penney 7+3reb+1ast, M.Vukona 6+9reb+2ast, R.Loe 4+7reb+1ast
Taipans: S.Smith 18+5reb+2ast, S.Weigh 17+7reb+1ast, C.Gliddon 12+4reb+2ast, A.Loughton 9+3reb, M.McCarron 8+7reb+2ast, J.Evans 6+1reb
gschID: 549831


Wildcats - Bullets 96-86

The game in Perth was also quite interesting. Bullets (0-1) played at the court of Perth Wildcats (1-0). Perth Wildcats defeated Bullets 96-86 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Perth Wildcats. Bullets managed to win third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game. American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) stepped up and scored 24 points for the winners and the former international forward Lucas Walker (202-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 14 points. Four Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. Perth Wildcats' coach Adam Forde allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) responded with 23 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import swingman Perrin Buford (198-94, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: 3Eye) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Perth Wildcats will meet at home Illawarra Hawks (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Bullets will play against New Zealand Breakers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bullets: T.Trice 23+5reb+3ast, D.Kickert 18+1reb, P.Buford 17+5reb+2ast, T.Jervis 8+3reb, S.Holt 7+5reb+3ast, A.Gibson 5+1reb+7ast
Wildcats: B.Cotton 24+4reb+3ast, J.Wagstaff 18+2reb, J.Tokoto 16+4reb+1ast, L.Walker 14+4reb+3ast, A.Brandt 8+5reb+2ast, D.Martin 5+8reb+5ast
gschID: 549830


Kings - 36ers 96-105

There was a minor upset in Sydney where Kings (0-1) were defeated by Adelaide 36ers (1-1) 105-96. Kings were ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 59-46 second half run of Adelaide 36ers. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Kings' 46 and made 26-of-31 charity shots (83.9 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Kings helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) nailed 14 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Ramone Moore (193-89, college: Temple, agency: Two Points) accounted for 22 points (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). The former international swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 24 points and 4 assists and international center Kevin Lisch (188-86, college: St.Louis) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Kings in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Adelaide 36ers' next round opponent will be United in Melbourne and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kings will play at home against Illawarra Hawks (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kings: B.Newley 24+2reb+4ast, J.Cadee 16+4ast, K.Lisch 16+5reb+5ast, P.Ellis 13+7reb+2ast, T.Leslie 12+6reb+1ast, T.Blanchfield 7+5reb+1ast
36ers: R.Moore 22+3reb+2ast, D.Johnson 16+8reb+1ast, M.Creek 15+7reb, S.Shorter 14+5reb+8ast, M.Deng 12+4reb+1ast, A.Drmic 11+2reb+1ast
gschID: 549829


Taipans - Hawks 88-87

Important game to mention about took place in Cairns. Cairns Taipans (2-0) saved a 1-point victory at home edging Illawarra Hawks (0-1) 88-87 on Friday evening. Illawarra Hawks were ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 26-21 charge of Cairns Taipans, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Illawarra Hawks outrebounded Cairns Taipans 36-23 including 16 on the offensive glass. Illawarra Hawks were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St.) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 4 assists. The former international power forward Alexander Loughton (206-83, college: ODU) contributed with 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international center Andrew-James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and American point guard Rotnei Clarke (183-89, college: Butler) added 23 points in the effort for Illawarra Hawks. Four Illawarra Hawks players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Cairns Taipans will play against Adelaide 36ers (#4) in Findon in the next round. Illawarra Hawks will play on the road against Kings in Sydney to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Hawks: R.Clarke 23+3reb+1ast, A.James Ogilvy 22+11reb+4ast, D.Conger 16+4reb+3ast, M.Norton 12+2ast, C.Ellis 5, D.Johnson 4+9reb
Taipans: A.Loughton 19+2reb+1ast, M.McCarron 14+4reb+4ast, N.Jawai 12+5reb, C.Gliddon 8+2reb+4ast, N.Egwu 8+4reb, J.Weeks 7+2ast
gschID: 549828


36ers - United 97-99

The game in Findon was also worth to mention about. United (1-0) played at the court of Adelaide 36ers (1-1). United managed to secure a 2-point victory 99-97. Adelaide 36ers were ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 40-27 third quarter run of United. United had a 18-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. American point guard Casper Ware (178-90, college: Long Beach St.) nailed 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import swingman Casey Prather (198-91, college: Florida) accounted for 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. United's coach Dean Vickerman allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Guard Nathan Sobey (190-90, college: Wyoming) came up with 21 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) added 14 points and 5 assists respectively for Adelaide 36ers in the defeat. Four United and five Adelaide 36ers players scored in double figures. United's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Melbourne .
Top scorers:
36ers: N.Sobey 21+9reb+3ast, A.Drmic 17+5reb, M.Creek 15+3reb+3ast, S.Shorter 14+4reb+5ast, D.Johnson 13+5reb+2ast, R.Moore 10+3reb+1ast
United: C.Ware 23+8reb+6ast, C.Prather 20+6reb+4ast, T.Wesley 10+1reb+2ast, D.Andersen 10+7reb+4ast, J.Boone 10+9reb, D.Barlow 9+5reb
gschID: 549827
  




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