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NBL Standings
 1. Canterbury 0-0 
 2. Manawatu J. 0-0 
 3. Nelson G. 0-0 
 4. SC Rangers 0-0 
 5. Southland S. 0-0 
 6. Taranaki MA 0-0 
 7. Taylor Hawks 0-0 
 8. Wellington S. 0-0 
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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First Round Schedule
Manawatu J. 60% Apr.29 Taranaki MA
Nelson G. 58% Apr.28 SC Rangers
Canterbury 60% Apr.27 SC Rangers
Wellington S 56% Apr.27 Southland S
Taylor Hawks 56% Apr.26 Southland S
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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


  




Steven Adams
Steven Adams selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 10 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 former international power forward Steven Adams (213-93). He could not help the Oklahoma City Thunder (22-20) in their last game. Despite Adams' very good performance the Oklahoma City Thunder (22-20) lost 100-114 on the road to the Phoenix Suns.    [read more]

Rakeem
Christmas
Breakers sign Rakeem Christmas - 17 days ago
New Zealand Breakers (NBL) signed 27-year old Virgin Islander forward Rakeem Christmas (206-113kg-91, college: Syracuse). He supposed to play at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league, but left the team in Nov.'17. In 5 games he had 9.8ppg and 3.4rpg this season. Christmas also played 5 games in Eurocup where he recorded 5.2ppg and 4.6rpg. The last season he played at the Pacers in NBA. In 28 games he averaged just 2.1ppg and 2.0rpg. Three years ago Christmas was drafted by Minnesota Timberwol...   [read more]

Tai Jack
Webster
Tai Jack Webster selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 24 days ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing New Zealand players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international guard Tai Jack Webster (193-95). He was the major contributor in a Deutsche Bank Skyliners' victory against the league outsider Walter Tigers in the German BBL in Tuesday night's game.    [read more]


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Steven Adams' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 1 month ago  
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Asian Qualifiers: South Korea upset New Zealand in Wellington - 2 months ago  
Uni Baskets add Prewster to their roster, ex Nelson G. - 2 months ago  
Tai Jack Webster's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 2 months ago  
Corey Webster selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 2 months ago  
Al-Riffa adds Jones to their roster, ex Canterbury - 3 months ago  
Tall Blacks in Europe - 3 months ago  
Thomas Abercrombie selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 3 months ago  
NZ Breakers' coach Paul Henare slams team's performance in 39-point loss - 4 months ago  
Saints' future uncertain - 5 months ago  
Wisconsin Badgers defeat NZ Breakers squad 85-75 in tour opener - 5 months ago  
New Zealand National Team 2017 - 5 months ago  
Oklahoma University Sooners too strong for NZ Premiers - 5 months ago  
Ethan Rusbatch paces Tall Blacks as they wind up Asia Cup buildup with defeat - 5 months ago  
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