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Cigna Saints vs Taranaki 16 Jun 2018

The Cigna Saints have won their ninth straight with a 98-89 win over the Augustan Mountainairs.

Shea Ili, again led the way with 28 points for the Saints who had to claw their way back from a 14 point deficit.

Taranaki led for the majority of the game, but the difference was the fourth quarter, the Saints outscoring the Airs 32-13.

Wellington were without their second leading scorer, LJ Peak, but did get 19 points from Shaun Bruce, and both Majok Majok (13 points & 16 rebounds) and Leon Henry (15 points & 13 rebounds) grabbed double-doubles.

It is the fifth straight defeat for the Airs, who were much improved from the loss to the Rangers last week. Javonte Douglas had 25 points, 17 of which came in the first half. Roger Woods tallied 15 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, and Alonzo Burton added 14.

The loss puts the Airs to 2-8, while the Saints will have the tough task of trying to extend their streak to 10 when they play on the road tomorrow to the Go Media Jets, who will have a prime opportunity to claim their second win of the season with the Saints being without their Ili and Peak.

Saturday, June 16, 3pm (Live Streamed)

At TSB Bank Arena

Cigna Saints 98 (Shea Ili 28, Shaun Bruce 19, Leon Henry 15)

Augusta Mountainairs 89 (Javonte Douglas 25, Roger Woods 15, Alonzo Burton 14)

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Points Table 2018

Cigna Saints 10 1 20
Nelson Giants 9 2 18
Southland Sharks 7 3 14
Hawkes Bay Hawks 6 5 12
Canterbury Rams 6 4 12
Taranaki Mountainairs 2 8 4
Supercity Rangers 1 10 2
Manawatu Jets 1 9 2

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