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NBL Standings
 1. Nelson G. 10-2 
 2. Wellington S. 10-2 
 3. Southland S. 8-3 
 4. Canterbury 6-4 
 5. Taylor Hawks 6-5 
 6. Taranaki MA 2-8 
 7. Manawatu J. 1-10 
 8. SC Rangers 1-10 
Full Standings

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Shea ILI
  Wellington S.
  (184-G-92)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Ili, Wellington S.25.4 
 2. Knight, Manawatu.25.3 
 3. Iverson, Manawatu.23.8 
 4. Douglas, Taranaki.21.5 
 5. Jones, SC Rangers21.1 
 6. Shepard, Canterbury20.3 
 7. Thames, Canterbury20.1 
 8. Wilson, SC Rangers19.6 
 9. Adnam, Nelson G.19.5 
 10. Peak, Wellington S.19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Majok MAJOK
  Wellington S.
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Majok, Wellington S.11.3 
 2. Douglas, Taranaki.11.3 
 3. Coleman, Southlan.9.7 
 4. Iverson, Manawatu.9.4 
 5. Shepard, Canterbury9.3 
 6. Jones, SC Rangers8.4 
 7. Brandt, Taylor H.8.1 
 8. Delany, Nelson G.8.0 
 9. Henry, Wellington S.7.8 
 10. Pledger, Southlan.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Lindsay TAIT
  SC Rangers
  (190-G-82)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Tait, SC Rangers7.6 
 2. Adnam, Nelson G.7.0 
 3. Shepard, Canterbury6.9 
 4. Ili, Wellington S.6.7 
 5. Kenny, Taylor H.5.5 
 6. Knight, Manawatu.5.1 
 7. ORiley, Taranaki.5.0 
 8. Weeks, Southlan.4.8 
 9. Raukawa, Southlan.3.8 
 10. Thames, Canterbury3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Winston SHEPARD
  Canterbury
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Shepard, Canterbury2.6 
 2. Thames, Canterbury2.4 
 3. Adnam, Nelson G.2.3 
 4. Iverson, Manawatu.2.2 
 5. Delany, Nelson G.2.0 
 6. Ili, Wellington S.1.7 
 7. Tait, SC Rangers1.7 
 8. Woods, Taranaki MA1.7 
 9. Kenny, Taylor H.1.5 
 10. Britt, Canterbury1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Maxwell DARLING
  Canterbury
  (196-F-0)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Darling, Canterbury1.6 
 2. Scott, SC Rangers1.6 
 3. Smith, Taranaki MA1.3 
 4. Pledger, Southlan.1.3 
 5. Iverson, Manawatu.1.1 
 6. McRae, Manawatu J.0.9 
 7. Henry, Wellington S.0.9 
 8. Jones, SC Rangers0.8 
 9. Hunter, Southlan.0.6 
 10. Morgan, Southlan.0.6 

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Round 9 (Regular Season)

Manawatu J. Jun.30 Canterbury 86%
SC Rangers 59% Jun.24 Taranaki MA
Taylor Hawks 83% Jun.23 Taranaki MA
Canterbury 90% Jun.23 Manawatu J.
NBL Round 1 of Regular Season - Apr 29, 2018


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Winston
Shepard
The Regular Season in NBL just started. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

Rams defeated Rangers in Christchurch 100-95. They outrebounded Rangers 48-32 including a 21-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Winston Shepard (203-93, college: San Diego St., agency: Slash Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. His fellow American import guard Xavier Thames (191-91, college: San Diego St.) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Rams' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American point guard Okesene Ale (188-88, college: BYU-Hawaii) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for Rangers. Rangers will play next round against Saints trying to get back on the winning streak. Rams will try to continue on its current victory against Sharks in Southland.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Jets (0-1) in Palmerston North. Hosts were rolled over by Mountain Airs (1-0) 95-69. American forward Javonte Douglas (203, college: Montevallo) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 20 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and Xavier Smith chipped in 18 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side American guard Daishon Knight (185-91, college: Illinois St.) responded with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Jets' coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Mountain Airs will play against Hawks (#4) in Tamatea in the next round. Jets will play at home against Hawks and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Giants (1-0) and Rangers (0-2) in Stoke on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Giants outscored guests from Auckland 117-68. Damon Heuir nailed 25 points and 9 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for the winning side. Clay Wilson came up with 18 points for Rangers in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Giants will meet at home Sharks (#5) in the next round. Rangers will play against Saints and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 1 bottom-ranked Southland S. beat Wellington S. on the road 113-108. Taylor Hawks won against Southland S. on its own court 92-84.



Manawatu J. - Taranaki MA 69-95

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Jets (0-1) in Palmerston North. Hosts were rolled over by Mountain Airs (1-0) 95-69. Mountain Airs dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Jets' 30. They outrebounded Jets 68-41 including a 23-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Javonte Douglas (203, college: Montevallo) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 20 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and his fellow American import center Xavier Smith (206, college: Oklahoma City) chipped in 18 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Mountain Airs players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Daishon Knight (185-91, college: Illinois St.) responded with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists and swingman Theo Johnson (193-95) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Jets' coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Mountain Airs will play against Hawks (#4) in Tamatea in the next round. Jets will play at home against Hawks and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Taranaki MA: J.Douglas 28+20reb+6ast, X.Smith 18+15reb+4ast, R.Woods 14+12reb, A.Burton 13+6reb+1ast, H.O'Riley 11+2reb+7ast, X.Shaw 5+5reb
Manawatu J.: D.Knight 19+9reb+8ast, T.Johnson 12+7reb, M.Rangimarie 9+2ast, K.Iverson 8+5reb, C.McRae 8+8reb+1ast, B.Lucas 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 614586


Nelson G. - SC Rangers 117-68

The game between Giants (1-0) and Rangers (0-2) in Stoke on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Giants outscored guests from Auckland 117-68. Giants made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game. Giants outrebounded Rangers 45-22 including a 33-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Rangers' players. Australian guard Damon Heuir (189-91, college: S.Utah) nailed 25 points and 9 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for the winning side and the former international forward Finn Delany (198-95, college: SW Baptist) accounted for 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Giants players scored in double figures. American guard Clay Wilson (191-92, college: Princeton) came up with 18 points and forward Dominique Kelman-Poto (201, college: Adelphi) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Rangers in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Giants will meet at home Sharks (#5) in the next round. Rangers will play against Saints and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nelson G.: D.Heuir 25+3reb+9ast, J.Evans 16+3reb+1ast, F.Delany 15+7reb+5ast, T.Smith-Milner 14+2reb+1ast, S.Dempster 12+14reb+1ast, T.Ingham 11+3reb+2ast
SC Rangers: C.Wilson 18+3reb+2ast, B.Ruscoe 11+1ast, D.Kelman-Poto 10+6reb, O.Ale 8+1reb+1ast, L.Tait 6+1reb+5ast, V.Joel 5+2reb
gschID: 614585


Wellington S. - Southland S. 108-113

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when Sharks (1-1) beat Saints (0-1) in Wellington 113-108 on Friday. Sharks made 31-of-40 free shots (77.5 percent) during the game. Australian guard Jarrad Weeks (185-89) nailed 26 points and 6 assists for the winning side and American forward Orlando Coleman (196-92, college: Texas Southern) accounted for 16 points and 6 rebounds. International guard Shea Ili (184-92) came up with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 10 assists and the former international forward Jordan Ngatai (196-93, college: BYU-Hawaii, agency: MKP Management) added 24 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Saints in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Sharks will meet Giants in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saints will play against Rangers (#8) in Auckland and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Southland S.: J.Weeks 26+2reb+6ast, O.Coleman 16+6reb+2ast, D.Raukawa 16+3reb+1ast, R.Te Rangi 14+2reb+1ast, J.Hunter 13+7reb, T.Vodanovich 13+4reb+1ast
Wellington S.: S.Ili 32+2reb+10ast, J.Ngatai 24+7reb, L.Peak 17+2reb+2ast, S.Bruce 16+3reb+1ast, M.Majok 13+3reb+1ast, L.Henry 2+7reb+1ast
gschID: 614584


Canterbury - SC Rangers 100-95

Rams defeated Rangers in Christchurch 100-95. They outrebounded Rangers 48-32 including a 21-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Winston Shepard (203-93, college: San Diego St., agency: Slash Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. His fellow American import guard Xavier Thames (191-91, college: San Diego St.) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Rams' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American point guard Okesene Ale (188-88, college: BYU-Hawaii) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and the former international guard Lindsay Tait (190-82) added 19 points and 9 assists (made all of his seven free throws) in the effort for Rangers. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Rangers will play next round against Saints trying to get back on the winning streak. Rams will try to continue on its current victory against Sharks in Southland.
Top scorers:
Canterbury: W.Shepard 27+11reb+8ast, X.Thames 21+4reb+3ast, J.Washburn 14+4reb+3ast, M.Darling 11+8reb+1ast, T.Tolovae 7+6reb+1ast, T.Temara 7+5reb+1ast
SC Rangers: C.Wilson 21+5reb+3ast, L.Tait 19+2reb+9ast, O.Ale 18+10reb+2ast, D.Kelman-Poto 17+5reb, A.Haku 9+4reb+3ast, B.Ruscoe 7
gschID: 614583


Taylor Hawks - Southland S. 92-84

Very expected game when Sharks (1-1) lost to Hawks (1-0) in Tamatea 84-92 on Thursday. The former international swingman Dion Prewster (195-90, college: SF Austin, agency: MKP Management) nailed 23 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winning side and the former international guard Jarrod Kenny (188-85) accounted for 16 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Hawks' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international center Alex Pledger (215-87, college: Belm.Abbey) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and Australian guard Jarrad Weeks (185-89) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Sharks in the defeat. Four Hawks and five Sharks players scored in double figures. Hawks will meet Mountain Airs (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sharks will play against Giants in Stoke and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Taylor Hawks: D.Prewster 23+6reb+1ast, J.Kenny 16+1reb+6ast, E.Rusbatch 13+6reb, E.Bartlett 11+2reb+4ast, A.Brandt 7+5reb, M.Newton 7+4reb+1ast
Southland S.: J.Weeks 19+5reb+3ast, A.Pledger 14+13reb+1ast, D.Raukawa 13+1ast, O.Coleman 13+5reb, J.Hunter 10+7reb, L.Aston 8+2reb
gschID: 614582


  




Jordan
Ngatai
Ngatai number one in New Zealand for round 8 - 4 days ago
International Forward Jordan Ngatai (196-F-93, agency: MKP Management) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Wellington S., receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 8. The 24-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Manawatu J. (#7, 1-9) 79-70. It allowed Wellington S. to consolidate first place in the New Zealand NBL. Wellington S. has a very good season and are considered to have a run fo...   [read more]

Julian
Washburn
NBL Round 8: Sharks are defeated by Rams - 5 days ago
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most important game in the last round took place in Southland between third ranked Sharks (7-3) and fourth ranked Rams (6-4) on Friday night. Sharks were defeated by Rams at home 89-77. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Sharks. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Julian Washburn (203-91, college: UTEP) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and the other A...   [read more]

Dominique
Kelman-Poto
Kelman-Poto's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 11 days ago
Forward Dominique Kelman-Poto (201-F) put on an amazing game in the last round for SC Rangers and receives a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 7. He had a double-double of 26 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Taranaki MA (#6, 2-7) 93-86. SC Rangers maintains the 8th position in New Zealand league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 9 games and recorded just one victory. Kelman-Poto just recently signed...   [read more]


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