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 1. Wildcats 10-3 
 2. Breakers 10-4 
 3. 36ers 7-6 
 4. Taipans 7-7 
 5. United 6-6 
 6. Hawks 5-8 
 7. Bullets 5-8 
 8. Kings 3-11 
Full Standings
Last:12/10/2017
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
 Bryce COTTON
  Wildcats
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Cotton, Wildcats19.1 
 2. Clarke, Hawks18.9 
 3. Conger, Hawks18.6 
 4. Prather, United17.8 
 5. Ellis, Kings17.5 
 6. Johnson, 36ers16.3 
 7. Tokoto, Wildcats16.3 
 8. Buford, Bullets16.3 
 9. Sosa, Breakers15.3 
 10. Trice, Bullets14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Boone, United9.6 
 2. Buford, Bullets7.7 
 3. Ogilvy, Hawks6.8 
 4. Johnson, 36ers6.5 
 5. Walker, Wildcats6.2 
 6. McCarron, Taipans5.9 
 7. Conger, Hawks5.9 
 8. Tokoto, Wildcats5.7 
 9. Pledger, Breakers5.7 
 10. Abercrombie, Break.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Travis TRICE
  Bullets
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Trice, Bullets5.3 
 2. Ware, United5.0 
 3. Shorter, 36ers4.5 
 4. Cadee, Kings3.9 
 5. Sosa, Breakers3.8 
 6. Martin, Wildcats3.5 
 7. Newbill, Breakers3.4 
 8. Newley, Kings3.4 
 9. Sobey, 36ers3.2 
 10. Tokoto, Wildcats3.2 
Steals Per Game
 JP TOKOTO
  Wildcats
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 2
 1. Tokoto, Wildcats2.0 
 2. Prather, United1.8 
 3. Martin, Wildcats1.7 
 4. Newbill, Breakers1.6 
 5. Trice, Bullets1.4 
 6. McCarron, Taipans1.4 
 7. Leslie, Kings1.3 
 8. Cotton, Wildcats1.3 
 9. Creek, 36ers1.2 
 10. Buford, Bullets1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.7 
 2. Abercrombie, Break.1.6 
 3. Buford, Bullets1.2 
 4. Pledger, Breakers1.1 
 5. Humphries, Kings0.9 
 6. Egwu, Taipans0.8 
 7. Boone, United0.7 
 8. Prather, United0.7 
 9. Tokoto, Wildcats0.7 
 10. Wesley, United0.7 

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Round 9 (Regular Season)

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NBL Round 8: Bullets defeat leader New Zealand Breakers - Dec 4, 2017


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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 New Zealand Breakers (9-3) in Brisbane on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by seventh ranked Bullets (4-7) 81-76. They made 29-of-36 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game, while New Zealand Breakers only scored nine points from the stripe. 28 personal fouls committed by New Zealand Breakers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman Perrin Buford (198-94, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: 3Eye) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) contributed with 17 points for the winners. American guard DJ Newbill (193-92, college: Penn St.) replied with 21 points and 4 steals for New Zealand Breakers. New Zealand Breakers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Bullets maintains seventh position with 4-7 record. New Zealand Breakers at the other side still keep top place with three games lost. Bullets are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Kings (#8) in Sydney in the next round. New Zealand Breakers will play on the road against Adelaide 36ers (#4) in Findon and are hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Findon. Fourth ranked Adelaide 36ers (6-5) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Bullets (4-7) 84-83 on Friday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of international swingman Mitch Creek (195-92) who helped to win the game recording 23 points (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and Josh Childress who added 16 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Adelaide 36ers' coach Joey Wright allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Adelaide 36ers moved-up to third place, which they share with United. Bullets lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with seven games lost. Adelaide 36ers will play against league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bullets will play on the road against Kings (#8) in Sydney and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Perth Wildcats (8-3) which played road game in Auckland against top-ranked New Zealand Breakers (9-3). Second ranked Perth Wildcats had an easy win 89-73. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The winners were led by JP Tokoto who scored that evening 25 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Even 15 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) by Alex Pledger did not help to save the game for New Zealand Breakers. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Perth Wildcats have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 8-3 record behind leader Breakers. Loser New Zealand Breakers still keep top place with three games lost. Perth Wildcats will meet at home Adelaide 36ers (#4) in the next round. New Zealand Breakers will play against Adelaide 36ers in Findon and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Kings managed to get a third victory. This time they won against sixth-ranked Cairns Taipans in Sydney 81-72. The best player for the winners was Jason Cadee who scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Kings' coach Andrew Gaze used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Kings maintains eighth position with 3-10 record. Cairns Taipans at the other side dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. Kings' next round opponent will be higher ranked Bullets (#7) in Brisbane and it may be quite challenging game. Cairns Taipans will play at home against United and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between fifth ranked United (6-5) and 6th ranked Illawarra Hawks (5-7) in Melbourne on Monday ended with biggest points difference. United beat guests from Gwynneville 91-73. Casey Prather orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. United's coach Dean Vickerman used an eleven-player rotation saving starting five for next games. United moved-up to third place, which they share with 36ers. Loser Illawarra Hawks keep the sixth position with seven games lost. United will face Cairns Taipans (#5) on the road in the next round. Illawarra Hawks will play against the league's second-placed Perth Wildcats and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 8 bottom-ranked Kings were beaten by Taipans on the road 80-71.

United - Hawks 91-73

The game between fifth ranked United (6-5) and 6th ranked Illawarra Hawks (5-7) in Melbourne on Monday ended with biggest points difference. United beat guests from Gwynneville 91-73. United outrebounded Illawarra Hawks 45-26 including a 33-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American swingman Casey Prather (198-91, college: Florida) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five United players scored in double figures. United's coach Dean Vickerman used an eleven-player rotation saving starting five for next games. American point guard Rotnei Clarke (183-89, college: Butler) replied with 24 points and the former international forward Cody Ellis (203-90, college: St.Louis) added 14 points in the effort for Illawarra Hawks. United moved-up to third place, which they share with 36ers. Loser Illawarra Hawks keep the sixth position with seven games lost. United will face Cairns Taipans (#5) on the road in the next round. Illawarra Hawks will play against the league's second-placed Perth Wildcats and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
United: C.Prather 18+8reb+5ast, J.Boone 15+14reb+1ast, C.Goulding 14+1reb+5ast, T.Wesley 13+8reb+8ast, C.Ware 12+5reb+5ast, M.Majok 8+2reb
Hawks: R.Clarke 24+2reb+3ast, C.Ellis 14+4reb+3ast, N.Kay 11+5reb+4ast, T.Coenraad 7+9reb+1ast, D.Johnson 6+4reb+1ast, M.Norton 4+1reb+4ast
gschID: 549878


Bullets - Breakers 81-76

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked New Zealand Breakers (9-3) in Brisbane on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by seventh ranked Bullets (4-7) 81-76. They made 29-of-36 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game, while New Zealand Breakers only scored nine points from the stripe. 28 personal fouls committed by New Zealand Breakers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman Perrin Buford (198-94, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: 3Eye) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Four Bullets players scored in double figures. American guard DJ Newbill (193-92, college: Penn St.) replied with 21 points and 4 steals and Dominican-American point guard Edgar Sosa (190-88, college: Louisville) added 18 points in the effort for New Zealand Breakers. New Zealand Breakers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Bullets maintains seventh position with 4-7 record. New Zealand Breakers at the other side still keep top place with three games lost. Bullets are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Kings (#8) in Sydney in the next round. New Zealand Breakers will play on the road against Adelaide 36ers (#4) in Findon and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Bullets: P.Buford 18+10reb+3ast, T.Trice 17+2reb+2ast, R.Te Rangi 11+5reb+2ast, D.Kickert 10+3reb+2ast, S.Holt 9+2reb, T.Jervis 8+4reb+1ast
Breakers: D.Newbill 21+3reb+3ast, E.Sosa 18+3ast, S.Ili 11+3ast, R.Loe 8+2reb+1ast, T.Abercrombie 7+11reb+1ast, M.Vukona 7+7reb
gschID: 609731


Taipans - Kings 80-71

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Cairns Taipans (6-7) beat at home bottom-ranked Kings (3-10) 80-71 on Saturday. Cairns Taipans made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. American forward Jerry Evans (203-90, college: Nevada) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 6 rebounds. The former international power forward Alexander Loughton (206-83, college: ODU) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Jeremy Tyler (208-91, college: Louisville) replied with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks and American-Ukrainian point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) added 24 points in the effort for Kings. Cairns Taipans moved-up to fifth place. Loser Kings stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. Cairns Taipans will face higher ranked United (#3) in Melbourne in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kings will play at home against Bullets (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Taipans: J.Evans 15+6reb+1ast, A.Loughton 15+5reb, C.Gliddon 12+2reb+5ast, M.McCarron 8+8reb+3ast, S.Smith 8+4reb+5ast, J.Weeks 7+2reb+1ast
Kings: J.Randle 24+3reb+1ast, J.Tyler 21+9reb+1ast, D.Pineau 9+3reb, J.Cadee 7+7reb+7ast, I.Humphries 5+3reb+1ast, B.Newley 3+8reb+6ast
gschID: 549877


36ers - Bullets 84-83

Important game to mention about took place in Findon. Fourth ranked Adelaide 36ers (6-5) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Bullets (4-7) 84-83 on Friday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of international swingman Mitch Creek (195-92) who helped to win the game recording 23 points (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and American swingman Josh Childress (203-83, college: Stanford) who added 16 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Adelaide 36ers' coach Joey Wright allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds and the former international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Adelaide 36ers moved-up to third place, which they share with United. Bullets lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with seven games lost. Adelaide 36ers will play against league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Bullets will play on the road against Kings (#8) in Sydney and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
36ers: M.Creek 23+4reb+2ast, J.Childress 16+5reb+2ast, N.Sobey 12+4reb+1ast, A.Drmic 9+1ast, D.Johnson 9+5reb+4ast, M.Hodgson 5+10reb
Bullets: T.Trice 18+5reb+3ast, D.Kickert 18+5reb+2ast, P.Buford 15+9reb+1ast, A.Gibson 10+3ast, R.Te Rangi 8+5reb+3ast, T.Jervis 8+5reb+4ast
gschID: 549876


Breakers - Wildcats 73-89

An interesting game for Perth Wildcats (8-3) which played road game in Auckland against top-ranked New Zealand Breakers (9-3). Second ranked Perth Wildcats had an easy win 89-73. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The winners were led by Cameroonian-American forward JP Tokoto (198-93, college: N.Carolina) who scored that evening 25 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists and the former international forward Jesse Wagstaff (203-86, college: Metro St.) supported him with 19 points. Even 15 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) by New Zealand center Alex Pledger (215-87, college: Belm.Abbey) did not help to save the game for New Zealand Breakers. Dominican-American point guard Edgar Sosa (190-88, college: Louisville) added 10 points and 7 assists for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Perth Wildcats have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 8-3 record behind leader Breakers. Loser New Zealand Breakers still keep top place with three games lost. Perth Wildcats will meet at home Adelaide 36ers (#4) in the next round. New Zealand Breakers will play against Adelaide 36ers in Findon and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: J.Tokoto 25+5reb+9ast, J.Wagstaff 19+3reb+2ast, L.Walker 12+11reb+1ast, B.Cotton 7+3reb+3ast, C.Steindl 6+1reb+1ast, J.Kenny 5+2reb
Breakers: A.Pledger 15+4reb+1ast, E.Sosa 10+2reb+7ast, D.Newbill 10+2reb+4ast, S.Ili 9+7reb+2ast, K.Penney 7+2reb+2ast, F.Delany 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 549875


Kings - Taipans 81-72

Bottom-ranked Kings managed to get a third victory. This time they won against sixth-ranked Cairns Taipans in Sydney 81-72. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Jason Cadee (186-91) who scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Jeremy Tyler (208-91, college: Louisville) chipped in 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Kings' coach Andrew Gaze used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The former international power forward Alexander Loughton (206-83, college: ODU) produced 19 points and 5 rebounds and international swingman Cameron Gliddon (197-89, college: Concordia Irvine) added 20 points respectively for the guests. Kings maintains eighth position with 3-10 record. Cairns Taipans at the other side dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. Kings' next round opponent will be higher ranked Bullets (#7) in Brisbane and it may be quite challenging game. Cairns Taipans will play at home against United and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kings: J.Cadee 16+6reb+4ast, J.Randle 16+6reb+4ast, J.Tyler 15+7reb+4ast, I.Humphries 9+3reb, B.Newley 8+3reb+4ast, T.Blanchfield 8+1reb+1ast
Taipans: C.Gliddon 20+3reb+1ast, A.Loughton 19+5reb+1ast, N.Egwu 11+7reb+3ast, S.Smith 6+2reb+5ast, J.Evans 5+5reb, J.Weeks 4+2reb+4ast
gschID: 549874


  




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