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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
 Raymond COWELS III
  Nelson G.
  (193-F/G-90)
  Avg: 25.7
 1. Cowels III, Nelson25.7 
 2. Devendorf, Waitake.25.3 
 3. Jones, Canterbury23.1 
 4. Jett, Southland S.22.8 
 5. Webster, Waitaker.22.5 
 6. Moore, Canterbury22.4 
 7. Craig, Wellington20.9 
 8. Porter, IMS Hawks18.3 
 9. Kay, Southland S.17.9 
 10. Tait, Waitaker.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Southlan.
  (215-C-87)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Pledger, Southlan.11.4 
 2. Miller, Taranaki.10.6 
 3. Craig, Wellington9.8 
 4. Jones, Canterbury9.5 
 5. Kay, Southland S.8.7 
 6. Porter, IMS Hawks8.0 
 7. Henry, Wellington7.8 
 8. Johnson, Taranaki.7.6 
 9. Dempster, Nelson G.7.6 
 10. Johnson, IMS Haw.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 McKenzie MOORE
  Canterbury
  (198-G-92)
  Avg: 8
 1. Moore, Canterbury8.0 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.5.5 
 3. Tait, Waitaker.5.4 
 4. Jett, Southland S.5.3 
 5. Norton, Southlan.4.8 
 6. Kenny, Nelson G.4.4 
 7. O'Riley, Ta.3.6 
 8. Boucher, Waitaker.3.3 
 9. Bartlett, Southlan.3.3 
 10. Wesley, Wellingto.3.0 
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.2.1 
 5. Wesley, Wellington1.9 
 6. Whippy, Canterbury1.9 
 7. Cowels III, Nelson1.8 
 8. Bailey-N., Taranak.1.5 
 9. Porter, IMS Hawks1.5 
 10. Jones, Canterbury1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel MILLER
  Taranaki.
  (211-C-91)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Miller, Taranaki.1.9 
 2. Wesley, Wellington1.5 
 3. Pledger, Southlan.1.4 
 4. Roberts, Waitaker.1.3 
 5. Jones, Canterbury1.1 
 6. Jett, Southland S.1.0 
 7. Boucher, Waitaker.0.9 
 8. Henry, Wellington0.8 
 9. Strong, Nelson G.0.8 
 10. Watkins, Wellingt.0.7 

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Breakers Jackson, Lemanis sweep MVP monthly awards - Dec 16, 2012


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Cedric
Jackson
The New Zealand Breakers have made a clean sweep of the National Basketball Leagues awards for November, with Andrej Lemanis winning Coach of the Month and import guard Cedric 'Action' Jackson (191-G-86, college: Cleveland St.) taking out Player of the Month.

Jackson was simply superb in the iiNet NBL Championship in November, twice winning Player of the Week honours in the period (in Rounds Six and Nine). In six games Jackson averaged 18.2 points, 9.2 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals.

Jackson, who was recently named as a starter for the South team in the 2012 NBL All-Star Game to be held in Adelaide on Saturday, made 45-of-88 shots from the field in November at a 51% accuracy rate.

He highlighted his multi-faceted game by recording a rare triple-double in Round Nine with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 94-64 victory over the Melbourne Tigers.

Jackson took out the monthly award after polling 61 votes, finishing comfortably ahead of Octobers Player of the Month Ben Madgen (Sydney Kings) on 29 and Wollongong import Adris '2Hard2Guard' Deleon on 23.

Jacksons coach Andrej Lemanis was also honoured for his efforts in November by being named the Coach of the Month.

Lemanis led the Breakers to a league-best 5-1 record for the period, as he showed that the reigning back-to-back iiNet NBL Champions were on track in their campaign to record a three-peat.

New Zealand started the month with four straight wins, downing Sydney, Cairns and Townsville (twice). After suffering their only stumble of the period with a road loss to Perth, the Breakers then bounced back with a strong victory over the Melbourne Tigers.

Lemanis was a comfortable winner of the November award after polling 55 votes to finish ahead of last months honouree Gordie McLeod of Wollongong on 38 and Sydneys Shane Heal (32 votes).

The NBL's Player and Coach of the Month for November took into account Rounds Five through Nine of the iiNet NBL Championship inclusive. All NBL Head Coaches and accredited media were eligible to vote for the awards.
  




Cory Joseph
FIBA QT in Manila: Canada outlast New Zealand to reach Final - 16 days ago

Canada - New Zealand 78:72 Canada stepped closer to the Olympic Games birth. They beat New Zealand in the Qualifying Tournament semifinal in Manila to reach the decisive game. Cory Joseph (190-PG-91, college: Texas) topscored with 20 points for the winners. The Tall Blacks got to a slightly better start. They sank 25 points in the opening quarter to gain a 2-point lead. Canada denied the deficit in the second frame. The teams went into the locker rooms tied at 42. Canada stiffened defen...   [read more]

Mickael
Gelabale
FIBA QT in Manilla: France defeat New Zealand 66-59 - 18 days ago

For three whole periods, France seemed but shells of their true selves, but they finally righted the ship in the fourth quarter to defeat New Zealand, 66-59, on the third day of the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila. Turning Point: New Zealand seemed to gain full control after a Corey Webster basket gave them a 50-38 lead early in the fourth quarter, but France had other plans. Les Bleus uncorked a searing 22-2 blast that obliterated the Tall Blacks' lead and permanently...   [read more]

Thomas
Abercrombie
FIBA QT in Manilla: New Zealand break Philippine hearts - 19 days ago

New Zealand withstood every rally that Philippines mounted and came out victorious, 89-80, on the second day of the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila. The Tall Blacks led nearly wire to wire and eliminated Gilas Pilipinas from Olympic contention. Turning Point: The hosts managed to trim what once was a 13-point deficit to just a solitary point, 60-59, early in the fourth quarter, but that's when New Zealand, behind the efforts of Thomas Abercrombie (198-F/G-87, college: W...   [read more]


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