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Braimoh wins back to back awards

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May 7, 2014
Suleiman Braimoh (www.photosport)

Suleiman Braimoh (www.photosport)

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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