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NBL Standings
 1 Saints 15-0 
 2 Rams 11-3 
 3 Hawks 11-3 
 4 Sharks 9-5 
 5 Huskies 6-8 
 6 Giants 6-9 
 7 Rangers 3-12 
 8 Jets 2-12 
 9 Airs 2-13 

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tim QUARTERMAN
  Rangers
  (198-G-94)
  Avg: 28.1
 1. Quarterman Rangers28.1 
 2. Knight Jets24.1 
 3. Bowman Hawks23.4 
 4. Ellenson Jets22.4 
 5. Singler Hawks22.3 
 6. Billups Huskies21.7 
 7. Jones Huskies20.9 
 8. Rusbatch Hawks20.4 
 9. Jois Rangers20.4 
 10. Weeks Sharks19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcel JONES
  Huskies
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Jones Huskies11.8 
 2. Jois Rangers11.5 
 3. Iverson Jets11.0 
 4. Moller Huskies10.8 
 5. Kay Saints9.3 
 6. Bowman Hawks8.6 
 7. Billups Huskies8.6 
 8. Vague Giants8.3 
 9. Singler Hawks7.9 
 10. Pledger Sharks7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrod KENNY
  Hawks
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Kenny Hawks6.9 
 2. Quarterman Rangers5.6 
 3. Ili Saints5.2 
 4. Jett Giants4.9 
 5. Knight Jets4.7 
 6. Weeks Sharks4.6 
 7. Naar Rams4.1 
 8. Nichols Huskies3.9 
 9. Gliddon Rams3.8 
 10. Iverson Jets3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tim QUARTERMAN
  Rangers
  (198-G-94)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Quarterman Rangers3.3 
 2. Dech Saints2.4 
 3. Jones Huskies1.9 
 4. Kay Saints1.9 
 5. Burton Airs1.7 
 6. Egwu Rangers1.7 
 7. Ili Saints1.7 
 8. Jois Rangers1.6 
 9. Harris Sharks1.5 
 10. Gliddon Rams1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Nnanna EGWU
  Rangers
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Egwu Rangers1.9 
 2. Wilkins Rams1.3 
 3. Pledger Sharks0.9 
 4. Harrison Giants0.9 
 5. Billups Huskies0.9 
 6. Jois Rangers0.9 
 7. Jones Huskies0.8 
 8. Iverson Jets0.8 
 9. Ellenson Jets0.7 
 10. Kickert Hawks0.7 

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Round 12 (Regular Season)

Saints 97%  Jun.30  Jets
Giants  Jun.29  Rams 72%
Huskies 67%  Jun.29  Airs
Hawks 62%  Jun.29  Sharks
Rams 89%  Jun.28  Rangers
Jets  Jun.27  Sharks 85%
NBL Round 11: Jets defeat Sharks in the closest game of the week - Jul 15, 2018


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Daishon
Knight
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 embarassment for the guest team. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Sharks. It was a great evening for American guard Daishon Knight (185-91, college: Illinois St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 45 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import forward Kuran Iverson (206-95, college: Rhode Island) helped adding 16 points and 18 rebounds. American forward Orlando Coleman (196-92, college: Texas Southern) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jets moved-up to seventh place. Sharks at the other side dropped to the third position with four games lost. Jets are looking forward to face higher ranked Hawks (#4) in Tamatea in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sharks will play at home against Rams and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Eighth-ranked Jets (3-13) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Rams (8-8) in Christchurch. Rams managed to secure only three-point victory 106-103. However their fans expected easier game. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Winston Shepard (203-93, college: San Diego St., agency: Slash Sports) who led the winners with a triple-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. Mike Karena accounted for 27 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Daishon Knight (185-91, college: Illinois St.) came up with 47 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Jets in the defeat. Rams maintains fifth place with 8-8 record. Newly promoted Jets dropped to the seventh position with 13 games lost. Rams will play against league's leader Saints in Wellington in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jets will play on the road against Hawks (#4) in Tamatea and hope to get back on the winning track.
NBL top team - Saints (14-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Mountain Airs (3-12) in Wellington 106-65. The best player for the winners was Leon Henry who scored 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Saints' coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Alonzo Burton produced 19 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Saints have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 14-2 record. Mountain Airs lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 12 games lost. Saints will meet at home Rams (#5) in the next round. Mountain Airs will play against Rangers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Auckland was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Giants (12-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Rangers (2-13). Giants defeated Rangers 97-82. Damon Heuir orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Giants moved-up to second place. Rangers lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with 13 games lost. Giants' next round opponent will be league's leader Saints in Wellington and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rangers will play on the road against Mountain Airs (#6) in New Plymouth and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in New Plymouth was also quite interesting. Second ranked Sharks (11-4) played at the court of 6th ranked Mountain Airs (3-12). Sharks managed to secure a 7-point victory 112-105 on Thursday. It was a great evening for Orlando Coleman who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Sharks have a solid series of four victories in a row. Despite that victory Sharks went down to third position due to points difference. Mountain Airs lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 12 games lost. Sharks will face Rams (#5) in Christchurch in the next round. Mountain Airs will play at home against Rangers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 11 Canterbury lost to Taylor Hawks on the opponent's court 78-84.



SC Rangers - Nelson G. 82-97

The game in Auckland was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Giants (12-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Rangers (2-13). Giants defeated Rangers 97-82. Giants made 16-of-16 charity shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. Giants outrebounded Rangers 47-28 including a 22-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Australian guard Damon Heuir (189-91, college: S.Utah) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. International forward Mika Vukona (197-82) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Naturalized American forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St.) answered with 23 points and 9 rebounds and the former international guard Lindsay Tait (190-82) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists in the effort for Rangers. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Giants moved-up to second place. Rangers lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with 13 games lost. Giants' next round opponent will be league's leader Saints in Wellington and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rangers will play on the road against Mountain Airs (#6) in New Plymouth and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SC Rangers: M.Jones 23+9reb+3ast, C.Wilson 19+1reb+1ast, D.Kelman-Poto 12+4reb+2ast, L.Tait 12+5reb+9ast, D.Green 5, T.Friday 5+3reb
Nelson G.: D.Heuir 30+7reb+4ast, K.Adnam 24+1reb+3ast, J.Evans 17+10reb+2ast, M.Vukona 12+12reb+8ast, T.Ingham 5+1reb, A.Granger 3
gschID: 614641


Wellington S. - Taranaki MA 106-65

NBL top team - Saints (14-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Mountain Airs (3-12) in Wellington 106-65. Saints dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Mountain Airs' 30. They outrebounded Mountain Airs 45-31 including a 36-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Saints looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Mountain Airs' players. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Leon Henry (200-85, college: S.Idaho JC) who scored 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Sudanese-Australian forward Majok Majok (206-92, college: Ball St.) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Five Saints players scored in double figures. Saints' coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Alonzo Burton (193-93) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and American center Xavier Smith (206, college: Oklahoma City) added 16 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Saints have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 14-2 record. Mountain Airs lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with 12 games lost. Saints will meet at home Rams (#5) in the next round. Mountain Airs will play against Rangers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Taranaki MA: A.Burton 19+6reb+1ast, R.Woods 17+2reb, X.Smith 16+9reb, T.O'Leary 7+5reb+5ast, J.Reddish 3+2reb, X.Shaw 2+4reb
Wellington S.: L.Peak 20+1reb+1ast, M.Majok 14+8reb, L.Henry 14+7reb+7ast, J.Ngatai 13+5reb+1ast, S.Ili 10+8reb+4ast, S.Temara 8+4reb
gschID: 614640


Manawatu J. - Southland S. 94-91

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 embarassment for the guest team. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Sharks. It was a great evening for American guard Daishon Knight (185-91, college: Illinois St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 45 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import forward Kuran Iverson (206-95, college: Rhode Island) helped adding 16 points and 18 rebounds. American forward Orlando Coleman (196-92, college: Texas Southern) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds and Canadian-Irish forward Conor Morgan (206-94, college: UBC) scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. Five Sharks players scored in double figures. Jets moved-up to seventh place. Sharks at the other side dropped to the third position with four games lost. Jets are looking forward to face higher ranked Hawks (#4) in Tamatea in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sharks will play at home against Rams and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Southland S.: C.Morgan 17+8reb+3ast, O.Coleman 16+13reb+2ast, J.Hunter 13+6reb+1ast, A.Pledger 12+3reb, J.Weeks 11+1reb+4ast, D.Raukawa 10+1reb+3ast
Manawatu J.: D.Knight 45+13reb+7ast, K.Iverson 16+18reb+3ast, B.Lucas 8+2reb+1ast, T.Johnson 8+3reb+2ast, B.Valentine 5+2reb, D.Jones 4+1ast
gschID: 614639


Canterbury - Manawatu J. 106-103

Eighth-ranked Jets (3-13) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Rams (8-8) in Christchurch. Rams managed to secure only three-point victory 106-103. However their fans expected easier game. Rams dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Jets' 52 and made 25-of-33 charity shots (75.8 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Jets 51-40 including 39 on the defensive glass. Rams players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Jets were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Winston Shepard (203-93, college: San Diego St., agency: Slash Sports) who led the winners with a triple-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. The former international center Mike Karena (208-93, college: Wright St.) accounted for 27 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. American guard Daishon Knight (185-91, college: Illinois St.) came up with 47 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Kuran Iverson (206-95, college: Rhode Island) added 23 points, 21 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Jets in the defeat. Five Rams and four Jets players scored in double figures. Rams maintains fifth place with 8-8 record. Newly promoted Jets dropped to the seventh position with 13 games lost. Rams will play against league's leader Saints in Wellington in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jets will play on the road against Hawks (#4) in Tamatea and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Manawatu J.: D.Knight 47+7reb+4ast, K.Iverson 23+21reb+4ast, B.Lucas 13+3reb+7ast, H.Walker 12+2reb+2ast, T.Temara 4+2reb, D.Jones 2+1reb+1ast
Canterbury: M.Karena 27+10reb+1ast, W.Shepard 18+11reb+13ast, J.Washburn 16+11reb+3ast, T.Tolovae 16+4reb+1ast, M.Darling 16+8reb+1ast, R.Cowels III 10+6reb+5ast
gschID: 614638


Taylor Hawks - Canterbury 84-78

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Rams' (8-8) road loss to fourth ranked Hawks (8-6) 78-84 on Thursday. It was a great evening for the former international swingman Dion Prewster (195-90, college: SF Austin) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Australian center Angus Brandt (208-89, college: Oregon St.) helped adding 16 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Julian Washburn (203-91, college: UTEP) responded with 28 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward Winston Shepard (203-93, college: San Diego St., agency: Slash Sports) produced a triple-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hawks maintains fourth place with 8-6 record. Rams lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with eight games lost. Hawks will face Jets (#7) in Palmerston North in the next round. Rams will play on the road against the league's leader Saints in Wellington and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Canterbury: J.Washburn 28+9reb+2ast, M.Karena 15+7reb, R.Cowels III 13+1reb, W.Shepard 10+11reb+11ast, T.Tolovae 9, T.Higgins 3+3reb+1ast
Taylor Hawks: D.Prewster 22+6reb+4ast, A.Brandt 16+9reb+2ast, E.Rusbatch 15+5reb+1ast, J.Kenny 15+1reb+1ast, H.Harris 6+3reb, E.Bartlett 6+2reb
gschID: 614637


Taranaki MA - Southland S. 105-112

The game in New Plymouth was also quite interesting. Second ranked Sharks (11-4) played at the court of 6th ranked Mountain Airs (3-12). Sharks managed to secure a 7-point victory 112-105 on Thursday. Sharks shot 61.1 percent from the field. Sharks outrebounded Mountain Airs 32-21. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Orlando Coleman (196-92, college: Texas Southern) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). The former international swingman Reuben Te-Rangi (198-94) helped adding 17 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Alonzo Burton (193-93) responded with 26 points and 6 assists and American center Xavier Smith (206, college: Oklahoma City) scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Five Sharks and four Mountain Airs players scored in double figures. Sharks have a solid series of four victories in a row. Despite that victory Sharks went down to third position due to points difference. Mountain Airs lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 12 games lost. Sharks will face Rams (#5) in Christchurch in the next round. Mountain Airs will play at home against Rangers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Taranaki MA: A.Burton 26+6ast, H.O'Riley 22+2reb+6ast, X.Smith 20+8reb+3ast, D.Brooks 18+4reb, X.Shaw 8+2reb+1ast, R.Woods 7+4reb+7ast
Southland S.: O.Coleman 27+11reb+5ast, R.Te Rangi 17+7reb+1ast, C.Morgan 17+4ast, J.Hunter 16+2reb+1ast, T.Vodanovich 10+4reb+5ast, D.Raukawa 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 614636


  




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