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Split the results in Round 13

Saints Split Round 13 with Win over Hawks and Loss to Rams, Prepare for Homecoming Against Nuggets

In an eventful Round 13 of the Sal's National Basketball League, the Mills Albert Wellington Saints experienced the highs and lows of competitive basketball with a decisive victory over the Taylor Hawke's Bay Hawks, followed by a tough loss to the Wheeler Motor Company Canterbury Rams.

Game 1: Saints Dominate Hawks The Saints started their road trip on a high note, delivering a commanding performance against the Taylor Hawke's Bay Hawks. The final score read 117-91 in favor of the Saints, showcasing their offensive prowess and teamwork.

Top players from the game included:

  • Ben Ayre: 29 points, 11 assists, 5 rebounds
  • Taane Samuel: 26 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists
  • Tohi Smith-Milner: 25 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals

The Saints' victory was marked by impressive scoring and solid defense, setting a positive tone for their Round 13 efforts.

Game 2: Tough Loss to Rams However, the second game of the round proved challenging as the Saints faced the defending champions, the Wheeler Motor Company Canterbury Rams. Despite their best efforts, the Saints fell to the Rams with a final score of 110-85.

Top performers for the Saints in this game were:

  • Tohi Smith-Milner: 14 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals
  • Terry Henderson Jr.: 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal
  • Tyson Thata Paese: 11 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists

The Rams' robust defense and high-paced offense were key factors in their victory, leaving the Saints to regroup and refocus for their upcoming matches.

Looking Ahead: Home Game Against Nuggets The Saints now look forward to returning home to TSB Arena, where they will face the Otago Nuggets this Saturday. This game is set to be an exciting showdown as the Saints aim to bounce back and strengthen their position in the league standings. Fans are encouraged to come out and support the team, as their energy and enthusiasm have always been a vital part of the Saints' success.

Join us this Saturday for what promises to be an electrifying game.