The 96-75 drubbing at the hands of the Illawarra Hawks on Wednesday did provide a couple of statistical highlights.Development guard Shea Ili seized his opportunity with a Breakers NBL career high 12 points.
Centre Charles Jackson scored a team high 20 points and with 9 rebounds came within a whisker of his first double double for the club.
Cedric Jackson’s 100th game for the club will not be one he remembers fondly. The point guard managed just a solitary point failing to convert a field goal (0/7) for the first time in his NBL career.
Kirk Penney demonstrated that he is still a class act. The former Breakers shooting guard, who still holds the club’s all time scoring record, (2,517pts) scored 36 points. The last time he produced that type of scoring frenzy in the NBL was the second semi-final of the 2011 NBL playoffs – a memorable 38 points in Perth against the Wildcats.
V Townsville Crocodiles at Vector Arena on Sunday October 11th
Cedric Jackson playing his 99th game for the Breakers recorded his 4th triple double in Breakers colours – 14pts/10rebs/14assists.
The 14 assists moved Jackson (645 assists) to second all time on the Breakers assists list. Jackson passed Dillon Boucher (637) but has some way to go to catch Paul Henare at the top of the list with 902 assists.
Mika Vukona missed his first game for the club since first earning a full time roster spot in 2005. That’s 258 consecutive games.
A more impressive stat that says a lot about the durability and athletic prowess of the man is that he has played in 325 of his last 326 games over the last 10 seasons.
In fact you have to go back to 13th December 2008 to find the time Vukona missed his one and only NBL game. He was playing for South Dragons against Melbourne Tigers, suited for the game, but on medical advice didn’t play.
Alex Pledger eased back into action with 6 points, 6 rebounds a couple of assists and 3 blocks. The trio of blocks moved his Breakers career total to 150, seven behind the club’s leading shot blocker Tom Abercrombie who has 157 rejected shots to his name.