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Boucher ties record in Rangers win

Boucher ties record in Rangers win

Dillon Boucher has tied the NBL record for games played at 408 in the James Blond Supercity Rangers 79-65 win over the Mike Pero Nelson Giants.

In what was a scrappy game, the Rangers put the defensive clamps on the Giants in the fourth quarter, winning the period 19-9.

Small forward, Earnest Ross, scored a game-high 21 points, Mitch McCarron had 18, and Nnanna Eguw grabbed a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Rangers.

Despite poor shooting and a high turnover count, the Giants was only trailing by four at the end of three quarters. But in the fourth quarter they struggled, shooting 3/15 and committing six turnovers.

Kyle Adnam was the only notable scorer with 18 points for the Giants who overall shot 36% from the field.

Boucher ended the game with nine rebounds, five assists and four steals, and tomorrow he will move a game ahead of Phill Jones when the Rangers return home to host the SIT Zerofees Sharks at 7pm (Live Streamed).

The Sharks are tied with the Rangers at 10-6, a win likely to seal the second spot.

Sunday, June 6

At Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Mike Pero Nelson Giants 65 (Kyle Adnam 18, Dion Prewster 11)

James Blond Supercity Rangers 79 (Earnest Ross 21, Mitch McCarron 18, Nnanna Egwu 14)

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