Henry, Craig and Strong are Players of the Week

Henry, Craig and Strong are Players of the Week

For the first time there is a three way tie for Player of Week, all three players scoring an index of success score of 35.

Saints small forward Leon Henry put on a shooting clinic against the James Blond Supercity Rangers, hitting 7/9 from the three point line, 10/12 overall for 27 points, and also grabbing seven rebounds in the 116-95 win.

Fellow team mate Torrey Craig, grabbed a double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds I the Saints 89-74 win over the Indigo Hawks. This is the third time Craig has earned the honour, getting it in Round three and 11.

Mike Pero Nelson Giants forward, Ben Strong, helped his side end the SIT Zerofees Southland Sharks historic 16 game winning streak with 25 points and nine rebounds in the 106-80 win.

The Canterbury Rams got their season off to a strong start with 100-86 win over the Giants. Captain, and local product, Ethan Rusbatch, tallied 21 points, seven assists, six rebounds, and four steals.

The Taranaki Mountainairs ended their 20 game losing streak thanks to their captain, Aaron Bailey-Nowell, who had 23 points seven rebounds and four steals in the 87-78 win over the Rangers.

Other notable performances in Round One were from Giants forward Finn Delany (25 points v Giants), Tai Wesley (28 points v Rangers), and Jordan Ngatai (22 points v Rangers)