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 1. Canterbury W. 9-1 
 2. Waikato W. 9-1 
 3. Waikato C. 8-2 
 4. Oceana GR. 7-3 
 5. Taranaki T. 6-4 
 6. Capital S. 5-5 
 7. Harbour B. 5-5 
 8. Auckland LR 3-7 
 9. Tauranga CC 2-8 
 10. Rotorua LV 1-9 
 11. Tokerau P. 0-10 

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WBC Round 9: Canterbury W. beats Oceana GR. in the most crucial game of the week - Jun 25, 2017


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First ranked Canterbury W. faced 4th placed Oceana GR.. Guests from (9-1) smashed host Oceana GR. (6-3) 70-42. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Oceana GR.. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 70-42. Canterbury W. dominated on the defensive end, holding Oceana GR. to just 3 points in fourth quarter. Defending champion maintains first place with 9-1 record, which they share with Waikato W. Oceana GR. at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost.
The game in was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Capital S. (5-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Taranaki T. (6-4). Taranaki T. defeated Capital S. 70-60. Taranaki T. moved-up to fifth place. Capital S. at the other side dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. They share it with Harbour B..

Other games of round 9 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Harbour B. was defeated by Waikato W. in a road game 82-70. Rotorua LV was smashed by Harbour B. at home 48-74. Tauranga CC was destroyed by Oceana GR. on the opponent's court 82-62.

Taranaki T. - Capital S. 70-60

The game in was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Capital S. (5-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Taranaki T. (6-4). Taranaki T. defeated Capital S. 70-60. It looked good early as Capital S. took a 12-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Taranaki T. took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 10 points. Taranaki T. moved-up to fifth place. Capital S. at the other side dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. They share it with Harbour B..
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Oceana GR. - Canterbury W. 42-70

First ranked Canterbury W. faced 4th placed Oceana GR.. Guests from (9-1) smashed host Oceana GR. (6-3) 70-42. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Oceana GR.. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 70-42. Canterbury W. dominated on the defensive end, holding Oceana GR. to just 3 points in fourth quarter. Defending champion maintains first place with 9-1 record, which they share with Waikato W. Oceana GR. at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost.
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Waikato W. - Harbour B. 82-70

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Harbour B. (5-5) was defeated on the road by second ranked Waikato W. (9-1) 82-70. The game without a history. Waikato W. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Waikato W. have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Canterbury W. Harbour B. at the other side dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. They share the position with Capital S..
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Rotorua LV - Harbour B. 48-74

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Harbour B. (5-5) smashed on the road 10th ranked Rotorua LV (1-9) 74-48. The game without a history. Harbour B. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Harbour B. have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Capital S. Rotorua LV lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with nine games lost.
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Oceana GR. - Tauranga CC 82-62

Very expected game when 9th ranked Tauranga CC (2-8) was rolled over on the road by fourth ranked Oceana GR. (6-3) 82-62. The game without a history. Oceana GR. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Oceana GR. have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 6-3 record. Tauranga CC at the other side keeps the ninth position with eight games lost.
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