Shark Bites - Sharks v Hawks 11 May

May 9, 2017

 

Shark Bites for SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks v Taylor Hawks, Thursday 11 May, 7:00pm at ILT Stadium Southland, Invercargill.


REGULAR SEASON RECORDS:


Sharks Home: 2017: 5-1, 2016: 6-3, 2015: 10-1
Hawks Away: 2017: 1-1, 2016: 0-9, 2015: 2-7 

 

Head to Head 2017: Sharks by 14 (HBY) April 14
Head to Head All-Time: Sharks 9, Hawks 9
Head to Head in Invercargill All-Time: Sharks 4, Hawks 3

 

Average winning margin in Invercargill: 15.9 points
Average Score Head to Head in Invercargill: Sharks 86-81

 


NOTEWORTHY:


•    Since breaking its well-documented 24-game losing streak, the Hawks have three wins from their last five games to sit fifth on the NBL points table, ahead of the Giants and Airs (both also on 6 points) with three games in hand.

•    This will be only the third away game for the Hawks, having lost to Saints in Wellington on opening weekend and upsetting the Rangers two weeks ago in Te Awamutu

•    Since the resignation of Head Coach Kirsten Daly-Taylor, the new Hawks coaching staff of Ben Hill, Clifton Bush II and Kaine Hokianga are 2-0

•    Games between these two teams in Invercargill have not been close, with the narrowest winning margin in their 7 meetings being 11 points.

•    The Hawks' Jarrod Kenny leads the league in assists per game (8.4) while the Sharks' Alex Pledger last week moved to the top of the rebounds per game standings, averaging 10.5, along with his league-leading 1.8 blocks per game average.

 

2017 STAT COMPARISON:

 

Field Goal %: Sharks .472, Hawks .477

3 Point %: Sharks .323, Hawks .361

Free Throw %: Sharks .748, Hawks .691

Turnover Volume: Sharks 11.90, Hawks 10.00

Offensive Rebounds: Sharks 11.90, Hawks 9.56

Defensive Rebounds: Sharks 28.20, Hawks 24.33

Assists Per Game: Sharks 20.60, Hawks 23.67

Steals Per Game: Sharks 6.30, Hawks 5.33

Blocks Per Game: Sharks 2.90, Hawks 1.56

Points Per Game: Sharks 93.40, Hawks 88.67

Opponent's Points Per Game: Sharks 81.90, Hawks 92.11

 

 

ANALYTICAL OVERLOAD: (FOUR FACTORS OF WINNING)

 

Effective Field Goal %: Sharks 52.8%, Hawks 53.5% -  Field Goals Made + Half 3-Point Field Goals Made / Field Goal Attempts

Offensive Rebound %: Sharks 33.1%, Hawks 27.0% - Offensive Rebounds / (Offensive Rebounds + Opponents Defensive Rebounds)

Free Throw Rate: Sharks 20.8%, Hawks 19.5% - Free Throws Made / Field Goal Attempts

Turnover Rate: Sharks: 12.5%, Hawks 11.3% - Turnovers / Possessions

 

 

PAST MEETINGS: (Invercargill games in bold)

 

14/04/17    Bay Hawks        87 - 101    Southland Sharks     
07/05/16    Southland Sharks    83 - 59        Bay Hawks    
03/04/16    Bay Hawks        87 - 101    Southland Sharks
24/03/16    Bay Hawks        76 - 100    Southland Sharks        
30/05/15    Bay Hawks        73 - 88        Southland Sharks    
17/05/15    Southland Sharks    82 - 71        Bay Hawks        
04/07/14    Bay Hawks        100 - 87    Southland Sharks    
15/06/14    Bay Hawks        94 - 89 OT    Southland Sharks
26/04/14    Southland Sharks    88 - 101    Bay Hawks        
25/05/13    Southland Sharks    94 - 73        Bay Hawks    
21/04/13    Bay Hawks        89 - 56        Southland Sharks    
14/04/12    Southland Sharks    102 - 87    Bay Hawks        
02/03/12    Bay Hawks        90 - 81        Southland Sharks
12/07/11    Bay Hawks        89 - 75        Southland Sharks    
08/07/11    Bay Hawks        96 - 70        Southland Sharks
30/04/11    Southland Sharks    62 - 74        Bay Hawks    
19/03/10    Bay Hawks        79 - 85        Southland Sharks            
06/03/10    Southland Sharks    90 - 105    Bay Hawks

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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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