Thunder v 'Neers. Thunder SHOULD win by 30 but will prob squeak in with 10- 15.
Thunder 118 / Neers 69. Bior led the stats for Thunder with 27 & 11 (rebs) and Puna was great support from the bench with 21, 9 & 3 (asts). For the Neers, Hunter led with 16, 5 & 6 but 8 TOs. In fact, team TOs were 11 to 30 and Thunder scored 40pts from turnovers and Sec Chance pts were 28 to 6, and on the comparisons go. In short, Thunder got the W they should have. These stats show a very one-sided encounter. Any-one there who can add some live action?
Rollers v Wizards. Rollers by 20's (or2).
Rollers 74 / Wizards 72. Would have liked to watch this one. Rollers by a Patton-Croker last-minute basket and foul. Wizards had 2 chances to tie the game but came up short (1st with a 3 pt attempt for the win, and then, from the O-board, a 2 pointer).
Seahawks v Force. Force by 30. Sobey to have a (real) night out!
Seahawks 70 / Force 113. Not Sobey, this night, Jeffries led the charge with 22 @ 64%. For the Seahawks, the only resistance seemed to come from the bench with Tupou and Shortland reaching double-figure scores.
Roar v Pirates. Roar by 30. Roar to have (real) night out!
Froling scored 33 incl 6 of 13 from the arc @ 46%, 15 rebs & drew 11 fouls during his battle with Hodgson who had 23 and 14 to lead the Pirates' stats. Krebs also had another double-double with 17, 10 and 6 asts for the losing team.
Spartans v Phoenix. Spartans as above.
Spartans 94 / Phoenix 79. This was closer than I expected. From the stats, it seems that the battle of the front-courts was narrowly won by the Spartans with Derkson & Vukona. being the difference. They weren't dominant, but additional. With Harrison & Dalton it was 4 (for the Spartans) against 2 (for Phoenix, duh!). Robateau (Phoenix) was game-high scorer with 27 pts. Muorter had 20 & 5 asts to lead the Spartans scoring.
2 great games coming up tonight. The main draw-card is battle of top 2, Roar & Caps. The "other" game, Rip v Thunder, the battle of 2 also-rans.