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New Zealand Basketball (Men)


NBL Standings
 1. Canterbury 13-5 
 2. Wellington S. 12-5 
 3. Southland S. 11-7 
 4. Waitakere SCR 9-9 
 5. Nelson G. 9-9 
 6. Taranaki MA 8-10 
 7. IMS Hawks 0-17 
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. Craig, Wellington21.8 
 7. Moore, Canterbury21.3 
 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, Wellington10.1 
 4. Jones, Canterbury9.6 
 5. Kay, Southland S.8.9 
 6. Porter, IMS Hawks8.0 
 7. Henry, Wellington7.6 
 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.5.7 
 3. Jett, Southland S.5.3 
 4. Tait, Waitaker.5.2 
 5. Norton, Southlan.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. Cowels III, Nelson1.8 
 7. Wesley, Wellington1.8 
 8. Porter, IMS Hawks1.5 
 9. Bailey-N., Taranak.1.5 
 10. Henry, Wellington1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel MILLER
  Taranaki.
  (211-C-91)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Miller, Taranaki.1.9 
 2. Wesley, Wellington1.7 
 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. Craig, Wellington0.8 
 10. Strong, Nelson G.0.8 

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Round 12 (Regular Season)

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Kiwis make difference - Nov 25, 2012


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Isaac Fotu
Tall Black Isaac Fotu (203-F-93), and Tall Ferns Jordan Hunter and Jelena Vucinic starred for their respective US college teams, helping steer University of Hawaii, Southeast Missouri University and Louisianna Tech to tough victories.

Fotu enjoyed a breakout game for University of Hawaii, helping them to a hard-fought 71-66 win over North Dakota.

On a night when the home crowd was encouraged to sport Fotu fros, the young Kiwi came off the bench for a career-high 17 points (8/12 FG, 1/2 FT), eight rebounds and two blocks, as the Rainbows ran up a 42-27 halftime lead and held on.

Hawaii improved to 4-1 for the season and next visit Nevada Las Vegas on December 1.

Hunter made a lay-up with 4.2 seconds remaining to get the Redhawks up 52-51 over Arkansas State. Her basket was SEMOs only lead of the game, as they rallied from as many as 16 points down in the first half.

Hunter had five points, six assists and two steals to guide her team to 2-2, and their next outing is against Houston tomorrow.

Vucinic led her Techsters with 17 points (2/4 3pt, 7/7 FT), four assists and four steals in a 65-63 win over Central Arkansas. The win was Louisianas first of the season and the loss was also Central Arkansas first.

Tech (1-3) next take on Ole Miss on December 1.

Meanwhile, fellow Kiwis Rob Loe and Steve Adams discovered the harsh reality of big-time college basketball, both going scoreless and tasting defeat at the hands of highly ranked opponents. Loes University of St Louis fell 59-73 to #13 Kansas, while Adams Pittsburgh Panthers lost 62-67 to #4 Michigan.

For Pittsburgh (4-1), the result was their first loss of the season.

But Tall Fern guard Erin Rooney helped Fordham University remain unbeaten, scoring 14 points, eight rebounds and two steals in a 55-48 win over San Francisco.

Courtesy of: basketball.org.nz
  




Ben Strong
Strong's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - May 23, 2016

29-year old center Ben Strong (211-C-86, agency: Interperformances) had an amazing evening in the last round for Nelson G. and receives a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11. He had a double-double of 29 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat IMS Hawks (#7, 0-16), the league's bottom-ranked team 90-77. Nelson G. maintains the 5th position in New Zealand league. Nelson G. is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the s...   [read more]

McKenzie
Moore
NBL Round 11: Rams keep a leadership position - May 22, 2016

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in NBL. The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Rams as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Rams defeated second-ranked Saints in Christchurch 90-85. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Rams forced 19 Saints turnovers. Strangely Saints outrebounded Rams 48-28 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard McKenzie Moore (198-92, college: UTEP) orchestrated the victory...   [read more]

Alex Pledger
Best players of New Zealand NBL round 10 - May 16, 2016

Former international Center Alex Pledger (215-C-87) had a very impressive game in the last round for Southland S. and that's him to receive a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10. The 28-year old center had a double-double of 17 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team beat Nelson G. (#5, 8-8) 91-85. Southland S. maintains the 4th position in New Zealand NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Southland S. will ne...   [read more]


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