18 Jun 2009

Saints beat Hawks

12:06 pm on 18 June 2009

The Saints have beaten Hawkes Bay 80-75 in their National Basketball League quarter-final in Wellington.

The Saints won the first quarter 18-16 and extended that to a six-point league by half-time but the Hawks came out in the third quarter, winning it 28-13 to lead 61-52.

Midway through the fourth quarter the Hawks were still ahead by eight until Leon Henry almost single handly changed the game.

Henry scored 11 points in the last four and a half minutes to push the Saints over the line.

The Wellingtonians now play the Giants in Nelson on Friday.