7 Dec 2011

Breakers forward wins player of the week award

1:07 pm on 7 December 2011

The New Zealand Breakers basketballer Thomas Abercrombie has been named the ANBL's Player of the Week for Round Nine of the Championship.

Forward Abercrombie had a career-high 33 points, as well as adding 11 rebounds, two blocks and one assist as the Breakers held off the Melbourne Tigers 108-98 in double-overtime at Auckland's North Shore Events Centre.

Abercrombie made 10-of-18 shots from the field, including six of nine from the perimeter, as well as seven of 10 free throws.

He also made a crucial three-pointer late in the second extra period to give the Breakers a six-point lead and, ultimately, the victory.