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WBC Standings
 1. Waikato W. 5-1 
 2. Oceana GR. 4-2 
 3. Waikato C. 4-2 
 4. Auckland D. 4-3 
 5. North C. 3-0 
 6. Canterbury W. 3-3 
 7. Nelson S. 2-1 
 8. Taranaki T. 2-3 
 9. Harbour B. 2-4 
 10. Rotorua LV 1-2 
 11. Tokerau N. 0-3 
 12. Tauranga CC 0-6 
Full Standings

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charlisse LEGER-WALKER
  Waikato .
  (174-G-1)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Leger-Walker, Waikato .22.7 
 2. Parai, Waikato C.20.7 
 3. Hirawani, Waikato W.20.6 
 4. Laborn, Taranaki T.17.6 
 5. Bradley, Waika.16.2 
 6. Goularte, Oceana G.14.7 
 7. Dalton, Harbour B.14.3 
 8. Poletti, Canterbu.13.5 
 9. Visgers, Oceana GR.13.0 
 10. Rogers, Tauranga CC12.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lyndi LABORN
  Taranaki T.
  (190-F-90)
  Avg: 14.4
 1. Laborn, Taranaki T.14.4 
 2. Poletti, Canterbu.10.7 
 3. Leger-Walker, Waikato .8.0 
 4. Kailahi-Fulu, Harbour .8.0 
 5. Bradley, Waika.7.8 
 6. Pupuke-R., Auckland.7.8 
 7. Edmondson, Canterbu.7.8 
 8. Daysh, Tauranga CC7.8 
 9. Parai, Waikato C.7.7 
 10. Visgers, Oceana GR.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Charlisse LEGER-WALKER
  Waikato .
  (174-G-1)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Leger-Walker, Waikato .5.3 
 2. Hirawani, Waikato W.4.2 
 3. Buck, Auckland D.3.0 
 4. Bradley, Waika.2.8 
 5. Riwai, Waikato C.2.6 
 6. Wairau, Canterbu.2.5 
 7. Ruske, Oceana GR.2.5 
 8. Crotty, Canterbu.2.5 
 9. Dalton, Harbour B.2.2 
 10. Weir, Taranaki T.2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Alyssa HIRAWANI
  Waikato W.
  (169-G-98)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Hirawani, Waikato W.3.8 
 2. Leger-Walker, Waikato .3.7 
 3. Bradley, Waika.3.4 
 4. Parai, Waikato C.3.0 
 5. Dalton, Harbour B.3.0 
 6. Fermanis, Waika.2.4 
 7. Poletti, Canterbu.2.2 
 8. Buck, Auckland D.2.1 
 9. Goularte, Oceana G.2.0 
 10. Riwai, Waikato C.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Lyndi LABORN
  Taranaki T.
  (190-F-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Laborn, Taranaki T.2.2 
 2. Parai, Waikato C.1.2 
 3. Jenkins, Harbour B.1.0 
 4. Leger-Walker, Waikato .1.0 
 5. Visgers, Oceana GR.1.0 
 6. Kereama, Waika.1.0 
 7. Talo-T., Harbour B.0.8 
 8. Ruske, Oceana GR.0.7 
 9. Edmondson, Canterbu.0.6 
 10. Parai, Waikato C.0.6 

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Round 9 (Regular Season)

Canterbury W Jun.24 Taranaki T. 52%
Harbour B. 92% Jun.23 Tauranga CC
Waikato C. Jun.23 Waikato W. 59%
Oceana GR. 70% Jun.22 Taranaki T.
WBC Round 5: Harbour B. hands first loss to undefeated Canterbury W. - May 22, 2017


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The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Canterbury W. (7-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by ninth ranked Harbour B. (1-4) 67-55. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Canterbury W.. Canterbury W. was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 22-9 charge of Harbour B., which allowed them to win the game. Harbour B. left bottom position moving up to eighth place. Defending champion Canterbury W. still keeps top position with one game lost. Harbour B. are looking forward to face Tauranga CC (#10) in the next round. Canterbury W. will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked Tauranga CC is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to fourth ranked Waikato W. (5-1) 63-53. Waikato W. have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Taranaki T. Tauranga CC at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Tokerau P.. Waikato W. will play against Taranaki T. (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tauranga CC will play against Harbour B. (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Tokerau P. is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to third ranked Taranaki T. (5-1) 79-21 on Saturday evening. Taranaki T. have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain third place with 5-1 record having 2 victories less than leader Canterbury W., which they share with Waikato W. Loser Tokerau P. still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Tauranga CC. Taranaki T. will meet at home Waikato W. (#4) in the next round. Tokerau P. will play against Tauranga CC (#10) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 5 Auckland LR was smashed by Waikato C. on the road 62-42.

Waikato C. - Auckland LR 62-42

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Waikato C. (6-1) crushed at home 7th ranked Auckland LR (2-4) 62-42 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 40-15 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Waikato C. dominated on the defensive end, holding Auckland LR to just 7 points in third quarter. Waikato C. have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 6-1 record behind leader Canterbury W. Loser Auckland LR keeps the seventh position with four games lost. Waikato C. will meet Capital S. (#5) in the next round. Auckland LR will have a break next round.
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Canterbury W. - Harbour B. 55-67

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Canterbury W. (7-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by ninth ranked Harbour B. (1-4) 67-55. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Canterbury W.. Canterbury W. was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 22-9 charge of Harbour B., which allowed them to win the game. Harbour B. left bottom position moving up to eighth place. Defending champion Canterbury W. still keeps top position with one game lost. Harbour B. are looking forward to face Tauranga CC (#10) in the next round. Canterbury W. will have a break next round.
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Tauranga CC - Waikato W. 53-63

Bottom-ranked Tauranga CC is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to fourth ranked Waikato W. (5-1) 63-53. The game was mostly controlled by Waikato W.. Tauranga CC was better in third quarter 16-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Tauranga CC to just 7 points in second quarter. Waikato W. have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Taranaki T. Tauranga CC at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Tokerau P.. Waikato W. will play against Taranaki T. (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tauranga CC will play against Harbour B. (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
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Taranaki T. - Tokerau P. 79-21

Bottom-ranked Tokerau P. is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to third ranked Taranaki T. (5-1) 79-21 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Taranaki T.. Tokerau P. managed to win third quarter 11-8. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Taranaki T. have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain third place with 5-1 record having 2 victories less than leader Canterbury W., which they share with Waikato W. Loser Tokerau P. still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Tauranga CC. Taranaki T. will meet at home Waikato W. (#4) in the next round. Tokerau P. will play against Tauranga CC (#10) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
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