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New Zealand Basketball (Men)


NBL Standings
 1. Canterbury 13-5 
 2. Wellington S. 13-5 
 3. Southland S. 11-7 
 4. Waitakere SCR 9-9 
 5. Nelson G. 9-9 
 6. Taranaki MA 8-10 
 7. IMS Hawks 0-18 
Points Per Game
 Eric DEVENDORF
  Waitaker.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 25.8
 1. Devendorf, Waitake.25.8 
 2. Cowels III, Nelson25.7 
 3. Jones, Canterbury23.5 
 4. Webster, Waitaker.23.0 
 5. Jett, Southland S.22.8 
 6. Moore, Canterbury21.3 
 7. Craig, Wellington21.2 
 8. Norton, Southlan.18.4 
 9. Porter, IMS Hawks18.3 
 10. Kay, Southland S.18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Southlan.
  (215-C-87)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Pledger, Southlan.11.4 
 2. Miller, Taranaki.10.6 
 3. Craig, Wellington10.0 
 4. Jones, Canterbury9.6 
 5. Kay, Southland S.8.9 
 6. Porter, IMS Hawks8.0 
 7. Henry, Wellington7.7 
 8. Johnson, Taranaki.7.6 
 9. Dempster, Nelson G.7.6 
 10. Roberts, Waitaker.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 McKenzie MOORE
  Canterbury
  (198-G-92)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Moore, Canterbury8.2 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.5.6 
 3. Jett, Southland S.5.3 
 4. Norton, Southlan.5.2 
 5. Tait, Waitaker.5.2 
 6. Kenny, Nelson G.4.4 
 7. O'Riley, Ta.3.6 
 8. Bartlett, Southlan.3.4 
 9. Boucher, Waitaker.3.2 
 10. Wesley, Wellingto.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 McKenzie MOORE
  Canterbury
  (198-G-92)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Moore, Canterbury3.4 
 2. Jett, Southland S.2.5 
 3. Boucher, Waitaker.2.1 
 4. Webster, Waitaker.2.0 
 5. Whippy, Canterbury2.0 
 6. Wesley, Wellington1.8 
 7. Cowels III, Nelson1.8 
 8. Porter, IMS Hawks1.5 
 9. Bailey-N., Taranak.1.5 
 10. Devendorf, Waitak.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel MILLER
  Taranaki.
  (211-C-91)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Miller, Taranaki.1.9 
 2. Wesley, Wellington1.6 
 3. Pledger, Southlan.1.4 
 4. Roberts, Waitaker.1.3 
 5. Jones, Canterbury1.1 
 6. Jackson, Delaware.1.0 
 7. Jett, Southland S.1.0 
 8. Boucher, Waitaker.0.8 
 9. Strong, Nelson G.0.8 
 10. Frank, Wellington0.7 

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Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Canterbury 75% Jun.3 Waitakere S
Wellington S 58% Jun.3 Southland S
Auckland Pirates earn the title - May 27, 2012


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Auckland - Wellington 89:83

Auckland Pirates celebrated the NBL title tonight. They held off the former champions Wellington Saints to clinch the Gold. Alex Pledger (213-C-87, college: Belm.Abbey) delivered 20 points and 9 rebounds to lead the winners. He was awarded Most Valuable Player after the game.
The Pirates opened the game aggressively. They dominated offensively scoring 28 points and posting a 7-point lead ten minutes into the clash. But the Saints reacted equally. They erased the deficit in the second quarter. Jason Crowe and Ernest Scott (201-F-82, agency: VVG Sports, college: Valdosta St.) helped the Saints to a 48:46 halftime lead. Auckland used an 8:0 run late in the third term to make it 71:64 with ten minutes to go. The Saints got within three points late in the final frame but the Pirates went deadly from the stripe and sealed the victory at the end. Ronald Dorsey (197-F/G-83, college: McNeese St.) accounted for 18 points, while Ismail Muhammad (198-F-83, college: Georgia Tech) contributed 16 points for the winners. Ernest Scott led all scorers with 28 points for the Saints. Casey Frank (203-F-77, college: N.Arizona) notched 19 points and 7 rebounds in the losing case.

Auckland: Alex Pledger 20, Ronald Dorsey 18, Ismail Muhammad 16
Wellington: Ernest Scott 28, Casey Frank 19
  




Duane Bailey
Duane Bailey (ex Southland S.) joins Brisbane Spartans - May 30, 2016

Brisbane Spartans (SEABL) agreed terms with 25-year old New Zealander forward Duane Bailey (198-87kg-91). He moved there from Zero Fees Southland Sharks in New Zealand NBL league where he started the season. Bailey managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 8 NBL games he had 8.0ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.5apg this season. The most of this season he spent at Plymouth Raiders (BBL) in British league. In 24 NBL games he recorded 10.5ppg, 6.8rpg and 3.0apg. Bailey also played a...   [read more]

Dion
Prewster
Prewster number one in New Zealand for round 12 - May 30, 2016

Naturalized American Swingman Dion Prewster (195-G/F-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Wellington S., receiving a Usbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12. The 25-year old player was the main contributor (40 points, six rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team IMS Hawks (#7, 0-18) with 48-point margin 120-72. Wellington S. maintains the 2nd position in New Zealand NBL. They would have...   [read more]

Shea Ili
NBL Round 12: Giants lose to Saints in the game between Top 4 teams - May 29, 2016

The Regular Season in NBL just ended. Very significant was Saints' (#2, 13-5) victory against 4th ranked Giants (9-9) 96-83. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Saints made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Giants helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Shea Ili (184-92) who helped to win the...   [read more]


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