Braimoh wins back to back awards
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The Good Home Mountainairs forward Suleiman Braimoh wins back to back player of the week’s for his amazing effort in their win over the OceanaGold Nuggets.
Stat Line: 30 points (10/19 FG, 2/3 3pt), 21 rebounds, three blocks and two steals in the 86-84 win.
Braimoh has been a key figure for the Airs’ recent form of two wins out of the last three. The 25 year old leads the league in rebounds (12.7) and has collected five double-doubles.
The IMS Payroll Hawks continued their strong start to the season with two more wins, putting them to the top of the table with a 7-2 record. American Dustin Scott led the Hawks to a road win over the Pistons. Scott posted 27 points and 16 rebounds.
The Breakers Manawatu Jets ended their four game losing streak defeating the Canterbury Rams 108-101. Forwards Paul Jones (36 points) and Jeremiah Trueman (31 points) both had season highs.
In the same game Richie Edwards came off the bench for the Rams to score a 2014 league high 40 points. The last player to score 40 was Jack Leasure, who had 41 in a quadruple overtime game against the Nuggets last year. Edwards is averaging 18.7 points this year and should be a shoe in for rookie of the year.
Point guard Jeremy Kench is putting his hand up for a possible Tall Black selection. Kench averaged 20.5 points, 10 assists and 6.5 rebounds in the Rams two games last week.
The Fico Finance Giants went 1-1 last round, Josh Pace was his usual consistent self, averaging 21 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists.
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