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North Adelaide Rockets (6-1, 2nd) v Southern Tigers (5-2, 3rd)

In the Match of the Round, the Tigers will be out to recover from last Saturday’s fourth quarter fadeout, in their top three clash with the Rockets at Hillcrest.

Last round, the Tigers were a dozen points up inside the final eight minutes, before a 28-8 run from Forestville saw the Tigers concede top spot to their rivals from Wayville. Anthony Drmic posted 28 points and 11 rebounds.

In contrast, the Rockets finished strongly in their 87-77 win over South, outscoring the Panther 21-13 in the final period. Alexander Starling registered 25 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists.

The Tigers swept the Rockets 3-0 last season.

 

Eastern Mavericks (1-6, 10th) v South Adelaide Panthers (2-5, 7th)

After a run of honourable losses, the Panthers are due for a tick in the win column, ahead of their battle with Eastern at Adelaide Hills.

Last round, the Panthers fell by 10 to North, despite another big night from Eian Davis (33 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists).

The Mavericks were blown out by Norwood, with Michael Hundley (14 points, 11 rebounds) their best statistical performer.

The Panthers swept the Mavericks 2-0 last season.

 

Sturt Sabres (5-2, 4th) v Norwood Flames (3-4, 5th)

The Flames will be hoping to maintain their strong recent track record at Pasadena, when they take on the Sabres, in the teams’ first meeting since the 2016 Preliminary Final.

Last round, the Sabres heated up after half-time, turning a nine-point deficit into an 89-80 triumph. Isaac White produced 26 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.

The Flames had their biggest victory this year, knocking off Eastern 97-56. Daniel Webber picked up 30 points and 7 rebounds.

These sides split their four meetings last season 2-2, but it was the Sabres who succeeded in the Preliminary Final, when it mattered most.

 

West Adelaide Bearcats (3-4, 6th) v Forestville Eagles (6-1, 1st)

The Eagles will be chasing their seventh win from eight games, when they visit the Bearcats at Port Adelaide.

Last round, the Eagles came from behind to defeat Southern 86-81. Majok Deng had 25 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists.

The Bearcats slipped out of the top five, due to their setback against Centrals. Darrius Oldham acquired 27 points and 11 rebounds.

The Eagles swept the Bearcats 2-0 last season. Last time they were at this venue, the Eagles outscored the Bearcats 35-5 in the first stanza.

 

Central District Lions (2-5, 9th) v Woodville Warriors (2-5, 8th)

The Warriors will be trying to maintain their recent dominance against the Lions, when the two sides go head-to-head at Starplex.

Last round, the Lions upset West 91-84. Ricardo Martin produced 16 points and 3 rebounds.

The Warriors could not hold on against Sturt. Christopher Clausen registered 19 points and 6 rebounds.

The Warriors swept the Lions 2-0 last season.

 

 

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North Adelaide Rockets (6-1, 1st) v Southern Tigers (6-1, 2nd)

In the Match of the Round, the Rockets and Tigers will each be seeking a seventh successive victory, when they face off at Hillcrest.

Last round, Alexandra Green (29 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists) was the Tigers’ hero for the second consecutive match. Green scored the go-ahead free throws with 14 seconds remaining, as the Tigers eclipsed Forestville 78-76.

The Rockets had a simpler victory, thrashing South 73-45. Tayla Corrigan picked up 17 points and 4 rebounds.

The Rockets won two of their three fixtures with Southern last season.

 

Eastern Mavericks (6-1, 3rd) v South Adelaide Panthers (1-6, 9th)

In the battle of reverse records, the Mavericks will be hoping to maintain their hot form, when they welcome the Panthers to Adelaide Hills.

Last round, the Mavericks got past Norwood 85-68. Alex Wilson shone with 29 points and 12 rebounds.

The Panthers were off the pace against North. Teonna Campbell had 20 points and 8 rebounds.

The Mavericks swept the Panthers 2-0 last season.

 

Sturt Sabres (4-3, 4th) v Norwood Flames (4-3, 5th)

In one of three matches featuring teams with identical records, the Sabres will host the Flames at Pasadena.

Last round, the Sabres blew out Woodville 73-42. Sarah Elsworthy recorded 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.

The Flames were outscored 10-23 in the fourth quarter of their loss to Eastern. Shannon McKay contributed 21 points and 9 rebounds.

The Flames swept the Sabres 2-0 last season.

 

West Adelaide Bearcats (3-4, 7th) v Forestville Eagles (3-4, 6th)

The Bearcats will be chasing a third successive victory, when the Eagles arrive at Port Adelaide.

Last round, the Bearcats overcame Centrals 68-54. Sky Langenbrinck and Stana Zecevic each scored 13 points.

The Eagles fell by a bucket to Southern. Olivia Thompson posted 24 points, 20 rebounds and 7 assists.

The Eagles and Bearcats split their 2016 series 1-1.

 

Central District Lions (0-7, 10th) v Woodville Warriors (2-5, 8th)

The Warriors will be trying to maintain their recent dominance against the Lions, when the two sides go head-to-head at Starplex.

Last round, the Lions won the second half against West, but their 20-point half-time deficit proved too much to overcome. Alisha Carlin produced 25 points and 9 rebounds.

The Warriors suffered a big defeat against Sturt. Ashley Clausen picked up 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Warriors swept the Lions 2-0 last season.




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Average Points
2017 Premier League Women
Alex  Wilson
Leader
26.84
AV PTS
Pos Player Team AV PTS 2 Jessica Good Norwood 18.4 3 Mollie Mckendrick Southern 16.38 4 Jo Hill North 14.74 5 Shannon Mckay Norwood 14.67
Average Rebounds
2017 Premier League Women
Jessica Good
Leader
13.5
AV REB
Pos Player Team AV REB 2 Alex Wilson Eastern 11.11 3 Jo Hill North 8.68 4 Caroline Burgess Sturt 8.44 5 Hannah Hank Centrals 7.92
Average Assists
2017 Premier League Women
Jessica Good
Leader
6.05
AV ASS
Pos Player Team AV ASS 2 Kedeisha Kartinyeri Eastern 4.4 3 Alexandra Green Southern 4.33 4 Jo Hill North 4.11 5 Norrisha Victrum North 4
Free Throw Percentage
2017 Premier League Women
Denelle Fawcett
Leader
87.76
FT%
Pos Player Team FT% 2 Jo Hill North 85.23 3 Jessica Good Norwood 82.68 4 Mollie Mckendrick Southern 81.33 5 Shannon Mckay Norwood 78.26
Three Point Percentage
2017 Premier League Women
Alex  Wilson
Leader
35.33
3P%
Pos Player Team 3P% 2 Demi Skinner Southern 35.29 3 Shannon Mckay Norwood 34.65 4 Alexandra Green Southern 34.33 5 Jessy Ward Norwood 32.86
Match Points
2017 Premier League Women
Total Rebounds
2017 Premier League Women
Pos Player Team TR 2 Alex Wilson Eastern 211 3 Jo Hill North 165 4 Mollie Mckendrick Southern 156 5 Caroline Burgess Sturt 152
Total Assists
2017 Premier League Women
Total Offensive Rebounds
2017 Premier League Women
Total Defensive Rebounds
2017 Premier League Women
Pos Player Team DR 2 Alex Wilson Eastern 179 3 Jo Hill North 115 4 Caroline Burgess Sturt 113 5 Mollie Mckendrick Southern 110
Total Blocks
2017 Premier League Women
Pos Player Team BL 2 Alex Wilson Eastern 33 3 Tayla Corrigan North 29 4 Chelsea Brook Norwood 21
Total Free Throws Made
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Total Steals
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Total Turnovers
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Total Three Points Made
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Total Personal Fouls
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Average Points
2017 Premier League Men
Majok Deng
Leader
26.94
AV PTS
Pos Player Team AV PTS 2 Darrius Oldham West 26.23 3 Aric Miller North 24.2 4 Alexander Starling North 23.47 5 Jerrell Sanders Norwood 18.87
Average Rebounds
2017 Premier League Men
Pos Player Team AV REB 2 Majok Deng Forestvill 12.12 3 David Humphries Centrals 10.9 4 Jerrell Sanders Norwood 8.27 5 Darrius Oldham West 8.18
Average Assists
2017 Premier League Men
Kellen Smith
Leader
6.4
AV ASS
Pos Player Team AV ASS 2 Samuel Daly Sturt 5.9 3 Patrick Thomas West 5.8 4 Darren Ng Woodville 4.21 5 Jake Rios Forestvill 3.94
Free Throw Percentage
2017 Premier League Men
Darren Ng
Leader
91.89
FT%
Pos Player Team FT% 2 Lachlan Barker Eastern 84.13 3 Jacob Rigoni Sturt 83.33 4 Darrius Oldham West 82.42 5 Jake Rios Forestvill 80.95
Three Point Percentage
2017 Premier League Men
Pos Player Team 3P% 2 Brad Jonnek North 38.89 3 Tristan Braithwaite West 38.54 4 Nelson Larkins Centrals 36.56 5 Patrick Thomas West 34.78
Match Points
2017 Premier League Men
Total Rebounds
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Total Assists
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Total Offensive Rebounds
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Total Defensive Rebounds
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Total Blocks
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Total Steals
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Total Turnovers
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Total Three Points Made
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Total Personal Fouls
2017 Premier League Men

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