Shark Bites - Sharks v Hawks 11 May


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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