The SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks moved to a 5-3 record for the season with a blistering 114-72 win against the Steelformers Taranaki Airs on Saturdau night.
Leading from start to finish, the Sharks came to New Plymouth with one objective and delivered with aplomb, especially from long range where they dropped a league-wide season high 20 triples.
Played in front of another huge crowd, who packed the stadium as a tribute to Steve 'Coach' McKean, the visitors quickly got going with Brayden Inger draining four triples in the opening quarter. It was a start that quickly became infectious with the likes of Dom Kelman-Poto, Courtney Belger and Toby Gillooly all getting amongst the scoring.
Unfortunately for the Airs this will be a game they will want to quickly move on from. Turnovers proved costly, and outside of Marcel Jones and Tai Wynyard the scoring was dry.
For the Sharks, another win on the road has them well placed. They are starting to find some form and look to be a team on the rise.
Taranaki Airs (72) lost to Southland Sharks (114) - BOXSCORE
Airs: Marcel Jones (17pts, 9rbs), Tai Wynyard (13pts).
Sharks: yDom Kelman-Poto (22pts), Toby Gillooly (22pts, 5 treys), Brayden Inger (21pts, 5 treys), Courtney Belger (14pts, 7ast).
Stuff MVP Votes
Brayden Inger (Sharks) 10
Dom Kelman-Poto (Sharks) 8
Toby Gillooly (Sharks) 6
Tai Wynyard (Airs) 3
Carlin Davison (Airs) 2
Marcel Jones (Airs) 1
(Photo Credit: PhotosportNZ)