The Wellington Saints have had to fight back from a nine point third quarter deficit to claim their second win of the season, giving the Hawks their first loss after three straight wins in front of a fierce home crowd!
Shea Ili had another strong outing with 26 points, LJ Peak had 21 and off the bench Shaun Bruce added 18 for the Saints who outscored the Hawks 28-15 in the fourth quarter.
It looked like the Hawks might come away with the win when forward Jamie Skeen took over the game with three straight three’s in the third quarter. Skeen was a tough cover for the Saints tonight as he would out-muscle his opponents from the inside and stretch the floor from the outside.
At TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Cigna Saints 93 (Shea ili 26, LJ Peak 21, Shaun Bruce 18)
Taylor Hawks 85 (Jamie Skeen 29, Jarrod Kenny 17, Angus Brandt 16)