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Wildcats Off-Season: Hot Harris' massive weekend in NBL1 West

24 Jun
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Jordan McArdle

Michael Harris stuffed the stats sheet two nights in a row to help Warwick to back-to-back NBL1 West wins over the weekend.

The sharpshooting guard, who is averaging the second-most points in the competition with 27.11, shot a whopping 38 points - including seven triples - to go with 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals in Saturday’s 98-75 home victory over South West Slammers.

It backed up his 23-point, 16-rebound double-double game in Friday night’s 104-74 away win over Perth Redbacks, a performance which included nine assists, three steals and a block.

Big man David Okwera also starred in the NBL1 West as East Perth defeated Lakeside 93-80 in Morley on Friday night.

Okwera finished with 21 points, six rebounds, two assists and a block, spending more time on court than any other Eagles player.

Centre Jack Andrew was the lone Wildcats representative for Otago in their losses to Auckland and Tauranga Whai on Wednesday and Sunday respectively.

Andrew had nine points and five rebounds in Wednesday’s road loss, with the Nuggets missing Ben Henshall (Boomers duties), Dontae Russo-Nance (injury) and Tai Webster who welcomed his second child into the world last week.

He fell just short of a double-double on Sunday, finishing with 11 points and nine rebounds as the Nuggets lost a tight one 66-59.

After a blistering start to the season, Hyrum Harris is on the sidelines for Wellington due to a knee injury.

In Puerto Rico, Kristian Doolittle had two double-doubles in three games for Bayamon last week.

His best performance of the week came in the narrow 88-94 loss to Ponce on Thursday when he put up 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in an impressive outing.

Henshall and new Wildcat Elijah Pepper both featured prominently for the Boomers in Japan over the weekend.

Read more about their performances, including Pepper’s sparkling debut, here.


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