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Tough Loss for Saints Against Canterbury Rams

Last night at TSB Arena, the Mills Albert Wellington Saints faced a challenging game against the defending champions, the Canterbury Rams. Despite a valiant effort, the Saints fell short with a final score of 84-107.

The game saw the return of Dion Prewster and Sam Gold, bringing renewed energy and experience to the squad. Prewster, a four-time NZNBL champion and former league MVP, was making his season debut after coaching stints. Gold's return also bolstered the Saints' depth. However, the team faced injury troubles as Hyrum Harris struggled with a knee issue, limiting his impact on the game.

Top performers for the Saints included Ben Ayre, who scored 21 points, dished out 7 assists, and grabbed 4 rebounds. Tohi Smith-Milner matched Ayre's scoring output with 21 points, adding 8 rebounds and a block. Lat Mayen contributed 15 points and 4 assists, showcasing his versatility.

Despite the loss, the Saints showed resilience and determination, qualities they will need as they prepare for their next challenge. They will face the Whai in Tauranga this Wednesday, hoping to bounce back and secure a victory on the road.

The Saints remain committed to their goal of a successful season and are determined to regroup and come back stronger. Fans can look forward to an exciting game against the Whai and continued support for their team.

Let's rally behind our Saints as they aim to turn things around and continue their pursuit of excellence in the NZNBL.