Wellington Saints star admits embarrassment

Last updated 05:00 09/06/2014

Relevant offers


Perth Wildcats defeat Illawarra Hawks in ANBL thriller Adelaide Sixers are snake charmers against Cairns Taipans in ANBL NZ Breakers coach Paul Henare demands his men toughen up for Brisbane Bullets Sydney Kings rain on Mika Vukona's parade to thump NZ Breakers Chris Goulding injured as Melbourne United defeat Brisbane Bullets in ANBL Famous US magazine labels Steven Adams 'America's next top model' after photo shoot Sydney Kings standout Kevin Lisch shapes as the danger man for NZ Breakers Jury clears NBA star Derrick Rose in rape lawsuit Steven Adams voted fourth toughest player in NBA in general managers' survey Another productive outing for Steven Adams as OKC Thunder finish pre-season

Wellington Saints star Corey Webster says Friday's 76-74 loss to the Taranaki Mountain Airs was the most embarrassing moment of his career.

"Never been so embarrassed," Webster wrote on Twitter after the game.

"But we will never be this embarrassed again . . . PROMISE!"

Webster, the National Basketball League's leading scorer, was held to just 16 points on 5/14 shooting against lowly Taranaki in New Plymouth.

The shooting guard also turned the ball over in the final seconds to scupper the Saints' chances of a game-tying or go-ahead basket.

The loss was Wellington's sixth of their last nine games and the slumping Saints (8-6) are now equal third with the Waikato Pistons.

With four games of the regular season remaining, the Saints' next chance to resuscitate their campaign is at home to the Canterbury Rams on Friday.

Canterbury pulled off an upset 99-84 win over Waikato yesterday.

Richie Edwards scored 31 points for the Rams.

On Saturday, Waikato beat the Nelson Giants 87-74, the Southland Sharks shaded the Manawatu Jets 91-83 and leaders Hawke's Bay (12-2) wrapped up the regular season title with a 105-90 defeat of the Super City Rangers.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff


Special offers
Opinion poll

How do you expect the Breakers to perform in this season's Australian NBL?

Last season was a blip, they'll be champions once again

They'll go close to another title, beaten finalists I'd say

Playoffs for sure, but can't see them going any further

Not too excited, they'll miss the playoffs again

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content