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

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Daishon KNIGHT
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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First Round Schedule
Sharks Apr.14 Rams
Giants Apr.13 Airs
Hawks Apr.13 Rangers
Saints Apr.12 Hawks
Jets Apr.11 Rangers
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NBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Saints and Sharks to clash for title - Aug 4, 2018

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L.J. Peak
Wellington S. - Taylor Hawks 99-73

Wellington Saints fired past Taylor Hawks to advance into NBL Grand Final. The game without a history. Saints led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American swingman LJ Peak (196-96, college: Georgetown, agency: Pensack Sports) stepped up and scored 31 points for the winners and international guard Shea Ili (184-92) chipped in 18 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side the former international swingman Dion Prewster (195-90, college: SF Austin, agency: MKP Management) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds and Australian center Angus Brandt (208-89, college: Oregon St.) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Taylor Hawks: A.Brandt 16+5reb+1ast, D.Prewster 14+8reb+2ast, J.Kenny 13+4reb+3ast, E.Rusbatch 11+5reb+2ast, J.Skeen 8+7reb+3ast, H.Harris 8+3reb+1ast
Wellington S.: L.Peak 31+4reb+2ast, L.Henry 20+8reb+4ast, S.Ili 18+6reb+9ast, M.Majok 12+8reb+2ast, J.Ngatai 7+4reb, S.Bruce 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 636825

Nelson G. - Southland S. 93-98

Southland Sharks eked out a narrow victory over Nelson Giants to enter the championship game. The game without a history. Sharks led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Giants were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Canadian-Irish forward Conor Morgan (206-94, college: UBC) nailed a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds for the winning side and the former international center Alex Pledger (215-87, college: Belm.Abbey) accounted for 22 points and 12 rebounds. The former international forward Finn Delany (198-95, college: SW Baptist) came up with 26 points and 6 rebounds and Australian guard Damon Heuir (189-91, college: S.Utah) added 25 points respectively for Giants in the defeat. Five Sharks and four Giants players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Nelson G.: F.Delany 26+6reb+2ast, D.Heuir 25+4reb, K.Adnam 15+1reb+4ast, M.Vukona 10+15reb+3ast, B.Beri 5+6reb+5ast, J.Evans 5+4reb
Southland S.: C.Morgan 25+16reb+2ast, A.Pledger 22+12reb+1ast, O.Coleman 17+5reb+6ast, D.Raukawa 16+2reb+3ast, J.Hunter 11+4reb, R.Te Rangi 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 636826


Jets ink Wally Ellenson, ex Estudiantes C. - 16 hours ago
Manawatu Jets (NBL) agreed terms with 24-year old American guard Wally Ellenson (198-91kg-94, college: Marquette). He played recently at Estudiantes Concordia in Argentinian La Liga, but left the team two months ago. In 10 games he had 4.7ppg and 1.8rpg this season. The most of last season Ellenson spent at St. John's Edge in Canadian NBL Canada where in 39 games he recorded 7.4ppg and 3.2rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in NBL Canada Central Division. T...   [read more]

Tai Jack
Tai Jack Webster selected the top New Zealander playing abroad in last week's games - 4 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 an international guard Tai Jack Webster (193-95). Heto a victory against the league outsider Afyon Bld in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night's game.    [read more]

Taane Samuel
Taane Samuel (ex Whittlesea P.) signs at Jets - 7 days ago
TAANE SAMUEL Manawatu Jets (NBL) landed 19-year old New Zealander forward Taane Samuel (200-99). He played in 2017 at Whittlesea City Pacers in Australian Big V, where he averaged 18.9ppg and 7.1rpg in 10 games. He most recently returned from a stint at De La Salle University in the Philippines, where injury prevented him from playing as much as he wanted. Samuel says he is now fully recovered and eager to get back on the hardwood. Check also Complete Transfers List in New Zealand   [read more]

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