Shark Bites - Sharks @ Saints 13 April

April 13, 2017

Shark Bites for SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks v Wellington Saints , Thursday 13 April 7:00pm at TSB Arena, Wellington.


REGULAR SEASON RECORDS:
Sharks Away: 2017: 1-1, 2016: 5-4, 2015: 7-2
Saints Home: 2017: 2-0, 2016: 7-2, 2015: 5-4 

 

Head to Head 2017: Saints by 2 (Week 2 INV)
Head to Head 2016: Sharks by 12 in OT (INV), Saints by 12 (WEL), Sharks by 3 (INV), Saints by 4 (INV PLAYOFFS)
Head to Head Overall: Sharks 8, Saints 12
Head to Head in Wellington: Sharks 1, Saints 6

 

Average winning margin in Wellington: 21.3 points
Average Score Head to Head in Wellington: Saints 94-82

 


NOTEWORTHY:
•    Given the rivalry between the two clubs, Wellington games between the two have often not been close, with an average points spread of 21.3 points. It includes the Saints defeat of the Sharks by 44 in their first meeting in 2010, and the Sharks 32-point victory (their only regular season win in Wellington) in 2015. 
•    The narrowest winning margin between the two teams in Wellington is 11 points.
•    The Saints, 6-0 in 2017 have won their last 7 games at home. Their last home loss was 363 days ago, on April 15th last year to the Canterbury Rams 97-72.
•    Saints Cory Webster leads the league in Points Per Game (28.5) and in total points (171). Shea Ili has the most assists in the league with 42. Webster also leads the league in 3 pointers made (23 alongside the Hawks’ Everard Bartlett) and tops the League’s Index of Success Rankings.
•    Other notables in the match up include Nick Kay and Alex Pledger who are 2nd and 5th in average rebounds, Ili, Mitch Norton & Webster who are all in the top five of assists per game and Pledger who is 3rd in average blocks.
•    The first 2017 meeting between these two in Invercargill in Week 2 was a cracker, with a late Sharks turn-over and runaway dunk by former Shark Leon Henry as time expired sealing a 2-point Saints win. The Sharks had rallied from a 9-point deficit with 3:36 to play to tie the game in the final minute.

 

 

2017 STAT COMPARISON:

Field Goal %: Sharks .460, Saints .523

3 Point %: Sharks .295, Saints .427

Free Throw %: Sharks .737, Saints .773

Turnover Volume: Sharks 13.60, Saints 10.83

Offensive Rebounds: Sharks 12.60, Saints 7.50

Defensive Rebounds: Sharks 27.00, Saints 27.00

Assists Per Game: Sharks 19.20, Saints 23.67

Steals Per Game: Sharks 7.20, Saints 6.83

Blocks Per Game: Sharks 2.60, Saints 3.17

Points Per Game: Sharks 88.60, Saints 100.83

Opponent's Points Per Game: Sharks 75.40, Saints 89.50

 

 

ANALYTICAL OVERLOAD: (FOUR FACTORS OF WINNING)

Effective Field Goal %: Sharks 51.0%, Saints 60.2% -  Field Goals Made + Half 3-Point Field Goals Made / Field Goal Attempts

Offensive Rebound %: Sharks 35.4%, Saints 24.1% - Offensive Rebounds / (Offensive Rebounds + Opponents Defensive Rebounds)

Free Throw Rate: Sharks 20.1%, Saints 21.6% - Free Throws Made / Field Goal Attempts

Turnover Rate: Sharks: 14.3%, Saints 12.0% - Turnovers / Possessions

 

 

PAST MEETINGS: (Wellington games in bold)

24/03/17    Southland Sharks    86 - 88    Wellington Saints    
03/06/16    Wellington Saints    79 - 75    Southland Sharks    Playoffs    
22/05/16    Southland Sharks    78 - 75    Wellington Saints        
25/04/16    Wellington Saints    84 - 72    Southland Sharks        
31/03/16    Southland Sharks    95 - 87 OT Wellington Saints        
05/07/15    Southland Sharks    73 - 68    Wellington Saints    Grand Final    
27/06/15    Southland Sharks    89 - 81    Wellington Saints        
01/06/15    Wellington Saints    76 - 108 Southland Sharks        
18/04/15    Southland Sharks    92 - 94    Wellington Saints        
03/05/14    Southland Sharks    85 - 83    Wellington Saints        
17/04/14    Wellington Saints    94 - 76    Southland Sharks        
13/07/13    Wellington Saints    66 - 81    Southland Sharks    Grand Final
    
05/07/13    Wellington Saints    104 - 93 Southland Sharks        
28/04/13    Southland Sharks    75 - 83    Wellington Saints    
21/04/12    Southland Sharks    86 - 85    Wellington Saints        
22/03/12    Wellington Saints    91 - 76    Southland Sharks    
14/05/11    Southland Sharks    81 - 93    Wellington Saints        
22/04/11    Wellington Saints    97 - 80    Southland Sharks        
08/05/10    Southland Sharks    69 - 81    Wellington Saints        
25/03/10    Wellington Saints    114 - 70 Southland Sharks    

 

 

 

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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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