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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 18-0 
 2. Southland S. 12-6 
 3. SC Rangers 11-7 
 4. Canterbury 10-8 
 5. Nelson G. 4-14 
 6. Taranaki MA 4-14 
 7. Taylor Hawks 4-14 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Corey WEBSTER
  Wellingt.
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Webster, Wellingt.25.3 
 2. Jones, Canterbury21.7 
 3. McCarron, SC Ra.21.6 
 4. Kendle, Canterbury20.6 
 5. Wesley, Wellington S.19.5 
 6. Ross, SC Rangers19.1 
 7. Delany, Nelson G.18.0 
 8. Ongwae, Taranaki.18.0 
 9. Bartlett, Taylor H.16.9 
 10. Tait, SC Rangers16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel GOMIS
  Taranaki MA
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 10
 1. Gomis, Taranaki MA10.0 
 2. Pledger, Southlan.10.0 
 3. Williams, Taylor H.9.9 
 4. Kay, Southland S.9.2 
 5. Jones, Canterbury8.8 
 6. Dempster, Nelson G.8.1 
 7. Wesley, Wellington S.8.0 
 8. Egwu, SC Rangers7.6 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.7.5 
 10. Duinker, Wellingt.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Taylor H.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Kenny, Taylor H.7.9 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.6.5 
 3. Tait, SC Rangers5.8 
 4. Boucher, SC Rangers5.5 
 5. Kendle, Canterbury5.4 
 6. Norton, Southlan.5.4 
 7. Webster, Wellingt.5.3 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.4.6 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.4.6 
 10. Bartlett, Taylor H.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dillon BOUCHER
  SC Rangers
  (196-F-75)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Boucher, SC Rangers2.4 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.2.3 
 3. Ongwae, Taranaki.1.8 
 4. Webster, Wellingt.1.8 
 5. McCarron, SC Ra.1.7 
 6. Whippy, Canterbury1.7 
 7. Ross, SC Rangers1.5 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.1.4 
 9. Tait, SC Rangers1.3 
 10. Dempster, Nelson G.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Southlan.
  (215-C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Pledger, Southlan.1.8 
 2. Williams, Taylor H.1.6 
 3. Egwu, SC Rangers1.5 
 4. Gomis, Taranaki MA1.3 
 5. Wesley, Wellington S.0.9 
 6. Washington, Nelson G.0.9 
 7. Grim, Nelson G.0.8 
 8. Dawson, Canterbury0.6 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.0.6 
 10. Boucher, SC Rangers0.6 

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NBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Southland and Wellington enter Grand Final - Jun 16, 2017


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Alex Pledger
Southland S. - SC Rangers 106-67

Southland Sharks cruised past SC Rangers to advance into Grand Final. The game was mostly controlled by Sharks. Rangers managed to win fourth quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sharks dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Rangers' 38. They outrebounded Rangers 47-35 including 32 on the defensive glass. Sharks looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international center Alex Pledger (215-87, college: Belm.Abbey) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. Australian power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) contributed with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Five Sharks players scored in double figures. Australian guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St.) answered with 14 points and the former international forward Dillon Boucher (196-75) added 6 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Rangers. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Southland S.: A.Pledger 24+12reb+3ast, R.Te Rangi 19+1reb+5ast, H.Allen 13+2reb+4ast, J.Hunter 11+11reb, N.Kay 11+7reb+8ast, L.Aston 9+1reb
SC Rangers: M.McCarron 14+4reb+2ast, E.Ross 10+3reb+2ast, N.Egwu 9+7reb+1ast, L.Tait 8+3reb+1ast, B.Ruscoe 8+1reb+1ast, D.Boucher 6+8reb+6ast
gschID: 548066


Wellington S. - Canterbury 94-73

Wellington Saints made their way into the Grand Final after they cruised past Canterbury Rams in the semifinal clash today. It looked good early as Rams took a 11-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Saints took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 21 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Rams' 22. Saints forced 19 Rams turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American-Fijian forward Tai Wesley (201-86, college: Utah St., agency: MKP Management) stepped up and scored 36 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds for the winners and international guard Shea Ili (184-92) chipped in 18 points and 5 assists. Four Saints players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard McKenzie Moore (198-92, college: UTEP, agency: Two Points) responded with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import guard Jeremy Kendle (186-88, college: Bellarmine) scored 25 points and 8 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Wellington S.: T.Wesley 36+9reb+2ast, S.Ili 18+4reb+5ast, C.Webster 12+6reb+9ast, J.Duinker 11+7reb, B.Anthony 8+2reb, J.Ngatai 7+2reb+2ast
Canterbury: J.Kendle 25+8reb+1ast, M.Moore 21+9reb+6ast, M.Jones 10+5reb+1ast, E.Rusbatch 7+3reb+2ast, G.Dawson 4+5reb+1ast, M.Alipate 3
gschID: 548065


  




Tai Jack
Webster
Tai Jack Webster selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of New Zealanders who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international guard Tai Jack Webster (193-95). He led Deutsche Bank Skyliners to a victory over the ninth-ranked Braunschweig in the German BBL in Friday night's game.    [read more]

Tai Jack
Webster
Tall Blacks in Europe - 7 days ago
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Thomas
Abercrombie
Thomas Abercrombie selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 10 days ago
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