Shark Bites - Sharks v Rangers 8 April

April 6, 2017

SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks v James Blond Supercity Rangers, Saturday 8 April 7:00pm at ILT Stadium Southland.


REGULAR SEASON RECORDS:
Sharks Home: 2017: 1-1, 2016: 6-3, 2015: 9-0
Rangers Away: 2017: 1-1, 2016: 5-4, 2015: 7-3 

 

Head to Head 2016: Rangers by 8 (AKL), Rangers by 3 (INV), Sharks by 9 (INV)
Head to Head Overall: Sharks 7, Rangers 3
Head to Head in Invercargill: Sharks 5, Rangers 1

 

Average winning margin in Invercargill: 15.0 points
Average Score Head to Head in Invercargill: Sharks 99-85

 

NOTEWORTHY:
•    Rangers recorded their first (and only) win in Invercargill on April 28 last year, holding off the Sharks to win by 3. This was the night Invercargill was announced as the 2016 NBL Finals venue.


•    The Rangers that night included 2017 Shark Reuben Te Rangi, Corey Webster (now a member of the Saints), Mika Vukona (out injuried) and import points machine Eric Devendorf who has also not returned in 2017.

 

•    The 2017 Rangers are headed by Mitch McCarron who sits second behind Corey Webster on the League’s Points Per Game. He averages 26.8 points on 47.6% from the field along with 8 rebounds per game and 4.8 assists. Unsurprisingly, McCarron sits second on the League’s Index of Success rankings, trailing only Canterbury’s Marcel Jones in terms of overall statistics.

 

•    Other prominent league leaders include Dillon Boucher’s 8.5 average rebound average (5th in the league), just behind Southland’s Nick Kay (8.8), Lindsay Tait’s 5.3 assists per game (5th in the league) and Nnanna Egwu’s league leading 1.8 blocks per game. Egwu also leads the league in Total Offensive Rebounds on 24 for the season to date. 

 

PAST MEETINGS (Invercargill games in bold)

 

27/05/16    Southland Sharks    107 - 98     Super City Rangers    
28/04/16    Southland Sharks    100 - 103    Super City Rangers    
02/04/16    Super City Rangers    87 - 79        Southland Sharks    
04/07/15    Southland Sharks    95 - 80        Super City Rangers    
18/06/15    Super City Rangers    90 - 95        Southland Sharks    
01/05/15    Southland Sharks    84 - 69        Super City Rangers    
14/06/14    Super City Rangers    97 - 94        Southland Sharks        
11/04/14    Southland Sharks    117 - 88     Super City Rangers    
16/06/13    Super City Rangers    69 - 82        Southland Sharks    
19/04/13    Southland Sharks    93 - 74        Super City Rangers    
 

 

 

 

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SHARKS HQ

Southland Sharks Office

ILT Stadium Southland

Surrey Park Road

Invercargill 9010

Phone: (03) 211 2254

 

General Manager

Jill Bolger

027 315 4769

jill@basketballsouthland.co.nz 

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