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Mixed Results for Saints in Round 10

The Mills Albert Wellington Saints faced a rollercoaster Round 10 in the NZNBL, securing a win against the Tauranga Whai but falling short against the Auckland Tuatara.

Game 1: Victory Against Tauranga Whai

The Saints kicked off the round with an impressive win on the road against the Tauranga Whai, triumphing 102-90. Leading the charge was Izayah Le'afa, who delivered a stellar performance with 27 points and 8 assists. Ben Ayre also showcased his versatility, contributing 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists. Tohi Smith-Milner was a force on both ends of the court, adding 21 points and pulling down 9 rebounds. The team's collective effort ensured a decisive victory and a morale boost heading into their next game.

Game 2: Hard-Fought Battle Against Auckland Tuatara

In their second game of the round, the Saints faced a tough contest against the Auckland Tuatara, ultimately falling 99-106. Despite the loss, Izayah Le'afa put on an extraordinary display, scoring 35 points, grabbing 6 rebounds, dishing out 9 assists, and securing 3 steals. Tohi Smith-Milner continued his strong form with 28 points and 9 rebounds, while Malik Benlevi added 18 points and 9 rebounds, along with 2 steals. The Saints fought valiantly but were unable to overcome the Tuatara's offense.

The Saints are now gearing up for their next challenge as they prepare to face the Jets this Wednesday. With mixed results in Round 10, the team is determined to regroup and put forth a strong performance to secure another win.