Shark Bites - Sharks v Rams 5 May

May 3, 2017

Shark Bites for SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks v Canterbury Rams, Friday 5 May, 7:00pm at ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill.


REGULAR SEASON RECORDS:


Sharks Home: 2017: 4-1, 2016: 6-3, 2015: 10-1
Rams Away: 2017: 3-3, 2016: 6-3, 2015: 3-6 

 

Head to Head 2016: Rams by 4 (CHC), Rams by 13 (INV), Sharks by 23 (INV)
Head to Head All-Time: Sharks 4, Rams 4
Head to Head in Invercargill All-Time: Sharks 4, Rams 1

 

Average winning margin in Invercargill: 16.0 points
Average Score Head to Head in Invercargill: Sharks 94-83

 


NOTEWORTHY:


•    The Rams earned their first victory in Invercargill last year, with a 13-point win after the Sharks blew a fourth quarter lead. The Sharks bounced back 8 days later to hand the Rams one of only three road losses last season.

•    The Rams captured their first regular season title since 1993 last year with a 13-5 record, before bowing out at the hands of the Supercity Rangers, 104-85 in their semifinal in Invercargill.

•    This match marks the return of last year's League MVP, McKenzie Moore. He was also signed mid-season last year and averaged 22.4 points and a league-leading eight assists and 3.4 steals per game earning All-Star Five selection and Most Outstanding Guard.

•    Team-mate Marcel Jones also featured prominently in last year's awards, claiming New Zealand MVP, most outstanding New Zealand forward and most outstanding forward. He currently leads the League in Point per Game (26.1), Total Points (261) and Total Rebounds (102) and sits second on Rebounds per Game (10.2). Jeremy Kendle completes the Rams' triple-threat, with the League's third most points (214).

•    The Rams are coached by 2011 Southland Shark, Mark Dickel and include the fourth most-capped Shark of all time Gareth Dawson (59 games from 2010-14) and Ethan Rusbatch (4 games in 2012).

 

 

2017 STAT COMPARISON:

 

Field Goal %: Sharks .464, Rams .490

3 Point %: Sharks .325, Rams .371

Free Throw %: Sharks .756, Rams .698

Turnover Volume: Sharks 12.00, Rams 13.70

Offensive Rebounds: Sharks 12.30, Rams 10.20

Defensive Rebounds: Sharks 27.30, Rams 28.00

Assists Per Game: Sharks 20.60, Rams 20.00

Steals Per Game: Sharks 6.40, Rams 7.40

Blocks Per Game: Sharks 2.90, Rams 2.90

Points Per Game: Sharks 92.10, Rams 95.90

Opponent's Points Per Game: Sharks 80.60, Rams 94.00

 

 

ANALYTICAL OVERLOAD: (FOUR FACTORS OF WINNING)

 

Effective Field Goal %: Sharks 52.1%, Rams 56.3% -  Field Goals Made + Half 3-Point Field Goals Made / Field Goal Attempts

Offensive Rebound %: Sharks 33.7%, Rams 27.6% - Offensive Rebounds / (Offensive Rebounds + Opponents Defensive Rebounds)

Free Throw Rate: Sharks 19.9%, Rams 13.7% - Free Throws Made / Field Goal Attempts

Turnover Rate: Sharks: 12.7%, Rams 14.2% - Turnovers / Possessions

 

 

PAST MEETINGS: (Invercargill games in bold)

 

16/04/16 Southland Sharks    98 - 75        Canterbury Rams        
08/04/16 Southland Sharks    78 - 91        Canterbury Rams  
     
25/03/16 Canterbury Rams      98 - 94        Southland Sharks    
09/05/15 Southland Sharks    97 - 84        Canterbury Rams        
27/04/15 Southland Sharks    89 - 83        Canterbury Rams

10/04/15 Canterbury Rams      94 - 92        Southland Sharks        
28/06/14 Canterbury Rams      90 - 87        Southland Sharks        
20/06/14 Southland Sharks    108 - 83    Canterbury Rams

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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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