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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 14-2 
 2. Nelson G. 12-3 
 3. Southland S. 11-4 
 4. Taylor Hawks 8-6 
 5. Canterbury 8-8 
 6. Taranaki MA 3-12 
 7. Manawatu J. 3-13 
 8. SC Rangers 2-13 
Full Standings

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Daishon KNIGHT
  Manawatu.
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 29.2
 1. Knight, Manawatu.29.2 
 2. Iverson, Manawatu.24.0 
 3. Ili, Wellington S.23.1 
 4. Jones, SC Rangers22.1 
 5. Douglas, Taranaki.21.6 
 6. Thames, Canterbury20.3 
 7. Delany, Nelson G.20.2 
 8. Adnam, Nelson G.20.2 
 9. Wilson, SC Rangers20.0 
 10. Washburn, Cante.19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kuran IVERSON
  Manawatu.
  (206-F-95)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Iverson, Manawatu.11.4 
 2. Majok, Wellington S.11.1 
 3. Douglas, Taranaki.10.8 
 4. Jones, SC Rangers9.6 
 5. Coleman, Southlan.9.3 
 6. Shepard, Canterbury8.9 
 7. Delany, Nelson G.8.3 
 8. Brandt, Taylor H.8.2 
 9. Washburn, Cante.7.6 
 10. Henry, Wellington S.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Lindsay TAIT
  SC Rangers
  (190-G-82)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Tait, SC Rangers7.9 
 2. Shepard, Canterbury7.8 
 3. Adnam, Nelson G.6.5 
 4. Ili, Wellington S.6.3 
 5. Weeks, Southlan.5.5 
 6. Kenny, Taylor H.5.4 
 7. ORiley, Taranaki.4.9 
 8. Knight, Manawatu.4.9 
 9. Boucher, SC Rangers4.5 
 10. Thames, Canterbury3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Winston SHEPARD
  Canterbury
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Shepard, Canterbury2.5 
 2. Adnam, Nelson G.2.2 
 3. Thames, Canterbury2.2 
 4. Woods, Taranaki MA1.8 
 5. Iverson, Manawatu.1.8 
 6. Delany, Nelson G.1.8 
 7. Weeks, Southlan.1.7 
 8. Tait, SC Rangers1.7 
 9. Ili, Wellington S.1.5 
 10. Boucher, SC Rangers1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Xavier SMITH
  Taranaki MA
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Smith, Taranaki MA1.4 
 2. Darling, Canterbury1.4 
 3. Pledger, Southlan.1.2 
 4. Iverson, Manawatu.1.1 
 5. McRae, Manawatu J.0.9 
 6. Henry, Wellington S.0.8 
 7. Jones, SC Rangers0.8 
 8. Majok, Wellington S.0.7 
 9. Skeen, Taylor H.0.7 
 10. Douglas, Taranaki.0.6 

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Round 12 (Regular Season)

Wellington S 79% Jul.23 Canterbury
Taylor Hawks 78% Jul.22 Manawatu J.
Nelson G. 50% Jul.21 Wellington S
Taranaki MA 61% Jul.20 SC Rangers
Southland S 68% Jul.20 Canterbury
Taylor Hawks 89% Jul.19 SC Rangers
NBL Round 11: Sharks lose to Rams - May 28, 2017


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Moore
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NBL.

The game between second ranked Sharks (9-6) and fourth ranked Rams (8-7) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Sharks were defeated by Rams in a tough game in Christchurch 71-79. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sharks won third quarter 20-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard McKenzie Moore (198-92, college: UTEP, agency: Two Points) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Naturalized American forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St., agency: PEPI SPORT) contributed with 16 points for the winners. The former international swingman Reuben Te-Rangi (198-94) answered with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Sharks. Rams maintains fourth place with 8-7 record. Sharks lost third consecutive game. They keep the second position with six games lost. Rams are looking forward to face Mountain Airs (#6) in New Plymouth in the next round. Sharks will play at home against Mountain Airs (#6) and are hoping to win this game.
An interesting game for Saints (16-0) which played road game in Auckland against 3rd placed Rangers (8-6). Leader Saints managed to get a 11-point victory 106-95. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Rangers. It was a great evening for the former international guard Corey Webster (188-88, college: Lambuth) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Tai Wesley helped adding 25 points and 9 rebounds. Australian guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St.) responded with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Undefeated Saints have an impressive series of sixteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-0 record. Rangers at the other side keep the third position with six games lost. Saints will play against bottom-ranked Hawks (#7) in Tamatea in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Rangers will play on the road against Giants (#5) in Stoke and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Mountain Airs managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the series of nine consecutive losses on Saturday night. This time they won against sixth-ranked Hawks in New Plymouth 101-96. It was an exceptional evening for Alonzo Burton who led the winners and scored 27 points. Mountain Airs' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Everard Bartlett came up with 25 points and 7 assists for Hawks in the defeat. Mountain Airs (4-11) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Nelson G. Hawks lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the bottom position with 11 games lost. Mountain Airs will meet higher ranked Rams (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hawks will play against the league's leader Saints and hope to secure a win.
NBL top team - Saints (16-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fifth ranked Giants (4-11) in Stoke 95-78. The best player for the winners was Corey Webster who scored 21 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Saints' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the sixteenth consecutive win for Saints. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-0 record. Giants at the other side keep the fifth position with 11 games lost. Saints' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Hawks (#7) in Tamatea which should be theoretically an easy game. Giants will play at home against Rangers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Canterbury - Southland S. 79-71

The game between second ranked Sharks (9-6) and fourth ranked Rams (8-7) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Sharks were defeated by Rams in a tough game in Christchurch 71-79. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sharks won third quarter 20-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard McKenzie Moore (198-92, college: UTEP, agency: Two Points) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Naturalized American forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St., agency: PEPI SPORT) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Four Rams players scored in double figures. The former international swingman Reuben Te-Rangi (198-94) answered with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and Australian power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) added 12 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Sharks. Rams maintains fourth place with 8-7 record. Sharks lost third consecutive game. They keep the second position with six games lost. Rams are looking forward to face Mountain Airs (#6) in New Plymouth in the next round. Sharks will play at home against Mountain Airs (#6) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Southland S.: R.Te Rangi 17+8reb+5ast, J.Hunter 16+6reb, N.Kay 12+12reb+5ast, L.Aston 9+6reb, D.Bailey 8+6reb+1ast, M.Norton 6+5reb+5ast
Canterbury: M.Moore 25+10reb+6ast, M.Jones 16+4reb+1ast, J.Kendle 11+5reb+2ast, M.Alipate 10+3reb+1ast, M.Karena 6+4reb+1ast, G.Dawson 6+8reb
gschID: 531113


Taranaki MA - Taylor Hawks 101-96

Bottom-ranked Mountain Airs managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the series of nine consecutive losses on Saturday night. This time they won against sixth-ranked Hawks in New Plymouth 101-96. Hawks trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 26 after three quarters before a 42-21 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 96-101 at the end of the game. Mountain Airs shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 65.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was an exceptional evening for guard Alonzo Burton (193-93) who led the winners and scored 27 points. Kenyan forward Tylor Ongwae (199-91, college: La-Monroe) accounted for 23 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Mountain Airs' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. International guard Everard Bartlett (193-86) came up with 25 points and 7 assists and the former international guard Jarrod Kenny (188-85) added 18 points and 6 assists respectively for Hawks in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Mountain Airs (4-11) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Nelson G. Hawks lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the bottom position with 11 games lost. Mountain Airs will meet higher ranked Rams (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hawks will play against the league's leader Saints and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Taylor Hawks: E.Bartlett 25+4reb+7ast, J.Kenny 18+3reb+6ast, J.Fox 13+4reb+5ast, A.Williams 12+11reb+1ast, T.Tolovae 11+1reb+2ast, K.Johnson 8+4reb
Taranaki MA: A.Burton 27+4reb+2ast, T.Ongwae 23+4reb+3ast, A.Bailey-Nowell 13+9reb+3ast, H.O'Riley 10+5reb+12ast, D.Gomis 10+10reb+2ast, J.Gerrand 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 531112


SC Rangers - Wellington S. 95-106

An interesting game for Saints (16-0) which played road game in Auckland against 3rd placed Rangers (8-6). Leader Saints managed to get a 11-point victory 106-95. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Rangers. It looked good early as Rangers took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Saints had a 35-18 second period charge getting the lead and Rangers were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 95-106. Saints made 20-of-24 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for the former international guard Corey Webster (188-88, college: Lambuth) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American-Fijian forward Tai Wesley (201-86, college: Utah St., agency: MKP Management) helped adding 25 points and 9 rebounds. Australian guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St.) responded with 26 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Lindsay Tait (190-82) scored 21 points and 6 assists. Four Saints and five Rangers players scored in double figures. Saints have an impressive series of sixteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-0 record. Rangers at the other side keep the third position with six games lost. Saints will play against bottom-ranked Hawks (#7) in Tamatea in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Rangers will play on the road against Giants (#5) in Stoke and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SC Rangers: M.McCarron 26+7reb+2ast, L.Tait 21+3reb+6ast, E.Ross 17+5reb+1ast, N.Barrow 11+6reb+1ast, D.Boucher 10+4reb+5ast, B.Ruscoe 3+1reb
Wellington S.: C.Webster 26+8reb+4ast, T.Wesley 25+9reb+3ast, S.Ili 16+5reb+5ast, J.Ngatai 13+2reb, L.Henry 9+5reb+1ast, J.Duinker 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 531114


Nelson G. - Wellington S. 78-95

NBL top team - Saints (16-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fifth ranked Giants (4-11) in Stoke 95-78. It looked good early as Giants took a 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Saints took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 17 points. They outrebounded Giants 46-30 including a 36-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Corey Webster (188-88, college: Lambuth) who scored 21 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international forward Leon Henry (200-85, college: S.Idaho JC) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 21 rebounds. Five Saints players scored in double figures. Saints' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international forward Finn Delany (198-95, college: SW Baptist) produced 21 points and 7 rebounds and Australian guard Kyle Adnam (186-93) added 21 points respectively for the hosts. The victory was the sixteenth consecutive win for Saints. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-0 record. Giants at the other side keep the fifth position with 11 games lost. Saints' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Hawks (#7) in Tamatea which should be theoretically an easy game. Giants will play at home against Rangers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nelson G.: F.Delany 21+7reb+2ast, K.Adnam 21+2reb+3ast, D.Prewster 16+3reb+4ast, T.Ingham 8+2reb+2ast, B.Beri 7+7reb+2ast, A.Granger 3+2reb
Wellington S.: T.Wesley 23+4reb+1ast, C.Webster 21+5reb+8ast, J.Ngatai 14+3reb+1ast, J.Duinker 13+5reb+1ast, L.Henry 10+21reb+1ast, S.Ili 8+4reb+4ast
gschID: 531111
  




Daishon
Knight
Knight number one in New Zealand for round 11 (by Interperformances) - 1 day ago
DAISHON KNIGHT American Guard Daishon Knight (185-G-91) had an amazing evening in the last round for Manawatu J., receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 11. The 27-year old player had a double-double of 45 points and 13 rebounds, while his team edged out Southland S. (#3, 11-4) 94-91. Manawatu J. is placed at 7th position in New Zealand NBL. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 13 games and recorded just three victo...   [read more]

Daishon
Knight
NBL Round 11: Jets defeat Sharks in the closest game of the week - 2 days ago
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NBL. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most exciting game of round 11 in the NBL took place in Palmerston North. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Sharks (11-4) to eighth ranked Jets (3-13) 94-91 on Sunday evening. It was quite big e...   [read more]

Corey
Webster
Corey Webster's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 4 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 an international guard Corey Webster (188-88). He led Guizhou to a victory over the 12th-ranked Beijing in the Chinese NBL (second division) in Sunday night's game.    [read more]


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