The Wellington Saints have entertained another big crowd with a commanding 111-72 win over the Manawatu Jets, chalking up victory number 16 in style just weeks out from the Final 4.
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All four quarters comfortably sat with the Saints;
33-22, 25-18, 29-19, 24-13
Nick Kay (19pts, 19rbs, 7ast) and Shea Ili (28pts, 6ast) dominated the contest, ably backed up by four other teammates in double digits. Collectively, the Saints dropped 26 dimes and scored 28pts from turnovers, a telling stat against Manawatu's 4pts from mistakes incurred by the Saints.
Such was Wellington's dominance all 12 players hit the court and only Reuben Te Rangi topped 30 minutes of action.
Disappointingly the 39pt loss came on the back of a 43pt loss to the Southland Sharks last week.
Wellington Saints 111 defeated Manawatu Jets 72
Saints - Nick Kay 19pts, 19rbs & 7ast, Shea Ili 28pts & 6ast, Sunday Dech 12pts & 5stl.
Jets - Shane Temara 17pts & 10rbs, Wally Ellenson 17pts, Taane Samuels 14pts.
Stats That Matter - the Saints dominated across the board, but a whopping 28pts scored off Jets' turnovers was telling.
TAB MVP Votes - Shea Ili (Saints) 10, Nick Kay (Saints) 6, Reuben Te Rangi (Saints) 4, Taane Samuel (Jets) 4, Shane Temara (Jets) 4, Jordan Ngatai (Saints) 2.