Monthly Archives: March 2014

Abercrombie departs for Lyon

Tom Abercrombie departed Auckland airport on Monday afternoon bound for Lyon, France.

He is joining Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne until the end of the French season. The French club is currently 14-11, sitting 5th on the Pro A League ladder, two wins behind the league leaders Le Mans. Continue reading

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Four to Follow in ’14 in NBL – Ili

Four to follow in the NBL in 2014 – No 1

In 2013 Shea Ili enjoyed a productive season with the James Blond Super City Rangers. He averaged 10.8 points per game in his 14 appearances and progressed from bit part player early in the campaign to starter by mid season. Continue reading

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Numbers from CJ Bruton’s last Breakers game

The Sky City Breakers season concluded in a fashion that has become all too typical this season. A strong start, ahead 55-46 at half time followed by a stuttering finish. Just 28 second half points as they fell to the Cairns Taipans 95-83. Continue reading

Final Breakers game for CJ Bruton

The victory over the Sydney Kings last week was the 350th NBL game played by the SKY CITY Breakers. The 106-78 win was enjoyed by fans and players alike as Gary Wilkinson once again demonstrated his scoring prowess knocking down 30 points. Kerron Johnson helped the Breakers cause with a double double (10 points and 10 rebounds) and Tom Abercrombie did a fine job marking the dangerous Sam Young as well as contributing 14 points and 8 rebounds. Continue reading

Breakers win their 350th NBL game

The SKY City Breakers bounced back from their loss to the Tigers last week to record an emphatic 106-78 victory over the Sydney Kings. The 350th NBL game played by the Breakers produced some interesting numbers. Continue reading

Preview: Breakers v Kings

The final quarter melt down against the Melbourne Tigers last Friday left all associated with the SKY CITY Breakers in a state of shock and bewilderment. The 44-17 score line in favour of the visitors in the final quarter caused a hush to fall in Vector Arena as fans watched in disbelief. Turns out that the 44 points was a NBL high for most points in the final quarter since the league moved to 10 minute quarters. Continue reading

Breakers numbers against Melbourne Tigers

The final quarter melt down against the Melbourne Tigers last Friday left Breakers players, coaching staff and fans in a state of shock and bewilderment. The 44-17 score line in favour of the visitors in the final quarter caused a hush to fall in Vector Arena as fans watched in disbelief. Added to the frustration was the fact that the two main rivals for the fourth play-off spot lost at the weekend. Wollongong lost at home the next night and Sydney lost to Melbourne on Sunday. Continue reading

Breakers v Tigers Preview

Mika Vukona played his 300th NBL game in Cairns last Saturday night but unfortunately it was far from a celebratory mood in the SKY CITY Breakers camp as the team slipped to a disappointing 92-87 defeat. The nature of the defeat summed up the season, the team looking likely winners but unable to close out the game in the final minutes – the Breakers eighth close loss of the season. In games decided by five points or less this season they are 2-8, in 2012-13 they were 10-0. Continue reading

Vukona plays 300th NBL game

The Sky City Breakers resources were tested with two games in 48 hours. Already reduced to a nine-man rotation the team also had to manage without Daryl Corletto for the game against Townsville Crocodiles on Thursday evening. Corletto returned to the fray in Cairns but only played four minutes. Continue reading