Hawks down Breakers to level series

Friday 14 Sep 2012 5:06 a.m.

Breakers Alex Pledger (file pic)

Breakers Alex Pledger (file pic)

The New Zealand Breakers failed to land the shots when it counted, going down last night 64-61 in Dunedin to the Wollongong Hawks.

The Hawks had the better of much of the match, nearly leading throughout and by as much as 12 points, to level the pre-season series at one-all.

Breakers centre Alex Pledger top scored with 18 points, while Mika Vukona snaffled 11 rebounds. Guard Rhys Martin had 15 points for the Hawks, including 7/9 from the free-throw line.

Wollongong Hawks - 64 (Rhys Martin 15, Larry Davidson 13, Oscar Forman 11)
NZ Breakers - 61 (Alex Pledger 18, Cedric Jackson 10, Will Hudson 10)

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