Date: December 15, 2012 Very important is a road loss of second ranked Wollongong Hawks (8-4) against fourth ranked Kings (9-5) on Saturday night. Visiting Wollongong Hawks were defeated by Kings in a tough game in Sydney 63-70. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Kings made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for center Ian Crosswhite (210-82, college: Oregon) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. American forward Darnell Lazare (203-85, college: LSU, agency: Priority Sports) accounted for 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. The former international forward Oscar Forman (205-82) came up with 14 points and 5 rebounds and guard Rhys Martin (193-86, college: Nova SE) added 16 points respectively for Wollongong Hawks in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kings have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Loser Wollongong Hawks dropped to the third position with four games lost. They share it with Wildcats. Kings will meet at home Perth Wildcats (#4) in the next round. Wollongong Hawks will play against Melbourne Tigers and hope to secure a win. Top scorers: Kings: D.Lazare 14+9reb+1ast, I.Crosswhite 14+11reb+2ast, C.Henry 13+3reb+3ast, B.Madgen 11+2reb+3ast, A.Bruce 8+3reb+2ast, K.White 7+3reb+1ast Hawks: R.Martin 16+1reb+3ast, O.Forman 14+5reb+1ast, L.Hurdle 10+5reb+2ast, D.Gruber 10+7reb+2ast, A.Deleon 9+4reb+1ast, G.Saville 4+9reb+2ast
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