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The Sky Tower Auckland Huskies didn’t get the results they wanted last weekend.
For much of the game against the Canterbury Rams in Christchurch last Friday we were in control but faded in the final five minutes to go down 88-78.
Brook Ruscoe continued his fine start to the season scoring 26 points whilst Chris Johnson and Dontae Russo-Nance chimed in with 19 points apiece.
On Sunday, at Trusts Arena, we were beaten by a sharp shooting Southland Sharks outfit 107-82. The Sharks scored with their first five shots from beyond the three-point arc to establish a 20-4 lead from which we never fully recovered.
Sean Murphy recorded his second double-double of the season adding 11 rebounds to 14 points in the loss. Chris McIntosh produced a nice cameo off the bench making 9 points on 3 from 4 shooting.
Taki Fahrensohn made it a family triumvirate when he made his Huskies debut on Friday in Christchurch. He became the third family member to play in the Sal’s NBL – dad Jeff played for both the Waitakere Rangers and Wellington Saints while brother Christopher previously suited up for the Super City Rangers.
Thanks to all the staff and volunteers for making our move out to Trusts Stadium on Sunday a seamless affair. Your assistance, as always, was appreciated.
New signing Justin Bibbs is currently in the country, due to exit MIQ on Monday.
If you missed it here is the full story on his basketball journey and what he will bring to the Huskies, click here.
We are back at Eventfinda Stadium on Friday to take on the high flying Hawkes Bay Hawks at 7.30pm. Come out and support the boy’s as we try and clip the wings of the 3-0 Hawks. Grab your tickets here.