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Points Per Game
 Daishon KNIGHT
  Manawatu.
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 28.9
 1. Knight, Manawatu.28.9 
 2. Iverson, Manawatu.23.6 
 3. Jones, SC Rangers23.2 
 4. Ili, Wellington S.22.2 
 5. Douglas, Taranaki.21.6 
 6. Peak, Wellington S.20.1 
 7. Wilson, SC Rangers19.9 
 8. Delany, Nelson G.19.9 
 9. Heuir, Nelson G.19.5 
 10. Adnam, Nelson G.19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kuran IVERSON
  Manawatu.
  (206-F-95)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Iverson, Manawatu.11.1 
 2. Douglas, Taranaki.10.8 
 3. Majok, Wellington S.10.3 
 4. Jones, SC Rangers10.2 
 5. Coleman, Southlan.9.1 
 6. Shepard, Canterbury8.9 
 7. Brandt, Taylor H.8.5 
 8. Delany, Nelson G.7.7 
 9. Washburn, Cante.7.6 
 10. Henry, Wellington S.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Winston SHEPARD
  Canterbury
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Shepard, Canterbury7.5 
 2. Tait, SC Rangers7.4 
 3. Ili, Wellington S.6.2 
 4. Adnam, Nelson G.5.7 
 5. Kenny, Taylor H.5.5 
 6. Weeks, Southlan.5.5 
 7. ORiley, Taranaki.4.8 
 8. Knight, Manawatu.4.8 
 9. Boucher, SC Rangers4.7 
 10. Thames, Canterbury3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Xavier THAMES
  Canterbury
  (191-G-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Thames, Canterbury2.3 
 2. Shepard, Canterbury2.3 
 3. Adnam, Nelson G.2.1 
 4. Iverson, Manawatu.1.8 
 5. Ili, Wellington S.1.8 
 6. Weeks, Southlan.1.8 
 7. Tait, SC Rangers1.6 
 8. Woods, Taranaki MA1.6 
 9. Boucher, SC Rangers1.6 
 10. Delany, Nelson G.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Xavier SMITH
  Taranaki MA
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Smith, Taranaki MA1.7 
 2. Darling, Canterbury1.3 
 3. Jones, SC Rangers0.9 
 4. McRae, Manawatu J.0.9 
 5. Iverson, Manawatu.0.9 
 6. Pledger, Southlan.0.9 
 7. Majok, Wellington S.0.8 
 8. Henry, Wellington S.0.7 
 9. Morgan, Southlan.0.6 
 10. Douglas, Taranaki.0.6 
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China still fall despite 23 points from Abudushalamu - Jul 1, 2018


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Abudushalamu
Abudurexiti
Despite Abudurexiti Abudushalamu (203-SF-96) scoring explosion, China still fell short in their bid to defeat New Zealand at the Asian Qualifiers, 67-57.

Abudurexiti recorded 23 points, 12 rebounds and 2 steals in a terrific performance for the Chinese, but even that was not enough to topple the Tall Blacks in front of a packed Spark Arena in Auckland.

New Zealand utilized superior three-point shooting, playmaking and rebounding to routinely frustrate the Chinese, who suffered their third setback of the Asian Qualifiers. The home team were led by Isaac Fotu (203-F-93, college: Hawaii), who had 15 points and 5 rebounds, while Thomas Abercrombie (198-F-87, college: Washington St.) and Robert Loe (211-F-91, college: St.Louis) tallied 14 and 13 points respectively.

China actually started the game well, leading 18-15 after the first quarter, but a 22-11 blitz in the second period enabled New Zealand to wrest the momentum and the lead by halftime, 37-29. The Chinese would stay within striking distance all throughout, but they just were not able to completely turn the game around.

Armed with a 5-win, 1-loss slate, New Zealand top Group A, while China await the result of the Hong Kong-Korea fixture to see if they will remain in second place or tumble down to third. Both New Zealand and China have formally advanced to the second round of the Asian Qualifiers, which will begin in September.

Source: FIBA   




Todd
Blanchfield
Blanchfield is back at Sharks, ex Hawks - 4 hours ago
TODD BLANCHFIELD SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks (NBL) signed 27-year old Australian international swingman Todd Blanchfield (200-94kg-91). It is actually his comeback to Sharks as he has played here before. Blanchfield just played at Hawks in Australian NBL league. In 28 games he had 13.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg this season. The last season Blanchfield played at Kings where in 25 NBL games he recorded 9.1ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it...   [read more]

Steven Adams
Steven Adams selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of New Zealanders who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is former international power forward Steven Adams (213-93). He could not help the Oklahoma City Thunder (42-27) in their last game. Despite Adams' very good performance the Oklahoma City Thunder (42-27) was edged 108-106 on the road by the Indiana Pacers.    [read more]

Kevin Foster
Kevin Foster (ex Real Esteli) joins Airs - 4 days ago
KEVIN FOSTER Taranaki Mountainairs (NBL) agreed terms with 30-year old Jamaican power forward Kevin Foster (203-104kg-89, college: Fresno State, agency: Haylett Sports). He just played at Real Esteli in Nicaraguan LSB league. In three games he had 13.7ppg and 5.0rpg this season. In 2013 Foster was drafted by Reno Bighorns (D-League) in second round (19th overall). He attended Fresno State and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball. The list of the past achievements is quite long...   [read more]


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