The Sky Tower Auckland Huskies split their road trip with a solid win at Taranaki and a narrow loss in Hawkes Bay.

Chris Johnson and Dontae Russo-Nance both scored 20 points in the 80-75 loss to the Hawks on Sunday.

48-hours earlier in the 106-84 win against the Airs, Chris Johnson produced a double-double of 26 points and 11 rebounds. He was well supported by Brook Ruscoe, Taki Fahrensohn, Dontae and Zach Riley who each scored in double figures.

Zach had quite a weekend.

On Friday night he was one of our standouts with 18 points ,on 7 from 9 shooting  from the field, and added 5 assists in the win against the Airs.

Then against Hawkes Bay on Sunday he had 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals in the loss at Hawkes Bay.

Zach jumped on a flight back to Auckland that night in order to suit up for North Harbour rep team in the play-offs at the U19 National Champs at Eventfinda Stadium.

In a quarter-final tie on Monday morning he scored 22 points in a 98-77 win against Waikato.

Time for some quick rest and recovery before facing Canterbury in the semi-finals on Monday afternoon where, despite leading the Harbour scoring with 25 points, he was on the losing side as Harbour went down 95-90.

On Tuesday morning it was back on court in the bronze medal game against Otago. Harbour secured an 86-77 win with Zack tallying 24 points to pass the 100 mark over the five games.

Congratulations to Jackson Smyth who was named to the Tournament Team at Nationals after averaging 25.4 points per game for Auckland.

This week we face the Franklin Bulls in Battle of the North episode No 4.

Not only that but we will see the long-awaited debut of Huskies recruit Tom Vodanovich. Tom has been with the Sydney Kings for duration of their ANBL season, returning home after the Kings just missed out on the playoffs.

The Bulls are bound to have a lot of fans travelling up the southern motorway so we need your support at Eventfinda Stadium at 7.30pm on Saturday night. Grab your tickets here.