Three in a row for Braimoh
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The Good Home Mountainairs’ forward Suleiman Braimoh wins the player of the week award for the third straight time for his performance in the win over the James Blond Super City Rangers.
Stat Line: 35 points (16-22 FG, 2/2 3pt), 15 rebounds and five steals in the 126-90 win.
Braimoh edged out fellow team-mate Adrian Oliver who scored a franchise record (Since 2000) 42 points, beating the previous best of 41, held by Link Abrams and Jack Leasure.
Taranaki have won three of their last four and also got a great game out of guard Brad Anderson who added 26 in the victory.
The Zerofees Southland Sharks welcomed back forward Brian Conklin, who made an immediate impact with 21 points and 11 rebounds in the win over the Fico Finance Giants.
Despite the loss to the Sharks, the Giants did manage a win against the OceanaGold Nuggets. Josh Pace had 26 points and 12 rebounds. Pace currently averages 20.6 points and 8.0 rebounds in 10 games.
The IMS Payroll Hawks continue to be the best all round side in the competition, going 2-0 last week which included a top of the table win over the Pacific Jewellers Saints. Dustin Scott grabbed 16 rebounds in their win over the Canterbury Rams and backed it up with 20 points and nine rebounds against the Saints.
The Advice First Pistons edged the Breakers Manawatu Jets in a one point thriller. Akeem Wright hit the go ahead basket to seal the win. Wright posted 29 points and 11 rebounds.