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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 10-0 
 2. Southland S. 5-3 
 3. Canterbury 5-5 
 4. SC Rangers 4-3 
 5. Taranaki MA 3-5 
 6. Nelson G. 2-8 
 7. Taylor Hawks 1-6 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marcel JONES
  Canterbury
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 25.9
 1. Jones, Canterbury25.9 
 2. Webster, Wellingt.24.1 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.23.4 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury21.6 
 5. Ongwae, Taranaki.21.5 
 6. Tait, SC Rangers17.2 
 7. Wesley, Wellington S.17.2 
 8. Adnam, Nelson G.16.9 
 9. Bartlett, Taylor H.16.4 
 10. Te-Rangi, Southlan.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel GOMIS
  Taranaki MA
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Gomis, Taranaki MA10.6 
 2. Jones, Canterbury10.0 
 3. Pledger, Southlan.9.2 
 4. Wesley, Wellington S.8.3 
 5. Kay, Southland S.8.1 
 6. Egwu, SC Rangers8.0 
 7. Bailey-N., Taranaki.7.9 
 8. McCarron, SC Ra.7.6 
 9. Dempster, Nelson G.7.4 
 10. Duinker, Wellingt.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Taylor H.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Kenny, Taylor H.9.4 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.8.2 
 3. Kendle, Canterbury6.6 
 4. Bartlett, Taylor H.5.6 
 5. Norton, Southlan.5.6 
 6. Tait, SC Rangers5.5 
 7. ORiley, Taranaki.5.1 
 8. McCarron, SC Ra.5.0 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.4.7 
 10. Webster, Wellingt.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Mitchell MCCARRON
  SC Ra.
  (191-G-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. McCarron, SC Ra.2.4 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.2.1 
 3. Boucher, SC Rangers2.0 
 4. Ongwae, Taranaki.1.8 
 5. Tait, SC Rangers1.8 
 6. Kenny, Taylor H.1.8 
 7. Bartlett, Taylor H.1.6 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.1.6 
 9. Kendle, Canterbury1.5 
 10. Henry, Wellington S.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Southlan.
  (215-C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Pledger, Southlan.1.8 
 2. Gomis, Taranaki MA1.6 
 3. Egwu, SC Rangers1.4 
 4. Grim, Nelson G.1.0 
 5. Wesley, Wellington S.0.9 
 6. Washington, Nelson G.0.9 
 7. Neighbour, Cante.0.9 
 8. OLeary, Taranaki.0.8 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.0.7 
 10. Delany, Nelson G.0.7 
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Round 7 (Regular Season)

Nelson G. Apr.29 Taranaki MA 52%
SC Rangers 87% Apr.28 Taylor Hawks
SC Rangers 73% Apr.28 Taranaki MA
Breakers and Wildcats kick off ANBL season - Sep 29, 2012


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Alex Pledger
It is fitting that the two best teams from last season kick start the 2012-2013 iiNet ANBL season. Just 164 days after the SKY CITY New Zealand Breakers won their second iiNet Championship on a memorable night at Vector Arena, the Perth Wildcats are back in Auckland. Games between the Breakers and the Wildcats are always hard fought, intense affairs as we witnessed in the Finals series in April.
The opening game of the season always holds extra interest for the fans as they get to view new additions to the team for the first time, Will Hudson arrives at the Breakers from the recently disbanded Gold Coast Blaze. The 23 years old power forward was a standout at Oakland University before helping the Blaze to the semi-finals of the ANBL last season. He averaged 9.5ppg and 6.0 rebounds expect similar productivity from the American this season as he joins Alex Pledger (213-C-87, college: Belm.Abbey), Dillon Boucher and Mika Vukona in a powerful front court.

Corey Webster returns to the club after a twelve months break. He is a product of the Breakers development programme has played 41 games for the Breakers over three seasons, scoring 129 points at 3.1 points per game. Much will be expected of Webster this season as he provides valuable cover at the point and shooting guard spots.
Also look out for the captain of the 2012 Junior Tall Blacks, Reuben Te Rangi who was voted New Zealand National Basketball League Rookie of the Year after an eye catching season with the Harbour Heat. Not expected to play many minutes, the 17 year old, in his first season as a Development Player is viewed by the coaching staff as a player of the future.

Like the SKY CITY New Zealand Breakers the Perth Wildcats have a very similar line up to last season. They have parted company with giant centre Luke Nevill and guard Drew Williamson but added Hawkes Bay favourite Everard Bartlett who debuted for the Tall Blacks in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament earlier in the year. Like team mates Jeremiah Trueman and Shawn Redhage, Bartlett had a spell with the Breakers a few seasons back.

The two teams played each other six times last season with two of the games going to overtime and three of the other encounters decided by six points or less. The Wildcats have had the more solid pre-season winning seven games on the trot and also won the recent National Basketball preseason tournament, at which the SKY CITY New Zealand Breakers finished fourth. Not sure any of this will count for much when the two teams cross the white line onto the court but television and live fans can expect another intense affair between the two top teams in Australasia.
  




Leon Henry
Henry number one in New Zealand for round 6 - 2 days ago
Forward Leon Henry (200-F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for top-ranked Wellington S., receiving a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6. The 31-year old player had a double-double of 34 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed Canterbury (#4, 4-5) with 23-point margin 102-79. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Wellington S. to consolidate first place in the New Zealand NBL. They maintain a perfect record without any...   [read more]

Josh Duinker
NBL Round 6: Rangers lose to Saints in the game between Top 4 teams - 3 days ago
Very significant was Saints' (#1, 9-0) victory against second-best Rangers (4-3) 103-67. The game was mostly controlled by Saints. Rangers managed to win fourth quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Saints dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Rangers' 34. Saints had a 30-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 14 passes m...   [read more]

Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 4 days ago
We bring you last week's top performances from New Zealanders who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is an international forward Isaac Fotu (203-93). Heto a victory against the closely-ranked Joventut in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game.    [read more]


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