Tuffin's team fails to advance to NZ finals
The youthful Jets, who got 38 points from Vodanovich, will face the Otago Nuggets at 7:30 at the Trusts Stadium to decide the champion.
Samuel's three-point play followed by Harris basket off Vodanovich's steal led to a 12-0 run which allowed the Jets to take the upperhand by 10.
After Tuffin missed a trey, Vodanovich pulled down a rebound and assisted Samuel for a layup which gave the Jets a comfortable 85-75 spread in the remaining 6:15.
Raukawa played 38 minutes for 32 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, while Jones hit 25 points.
Tuffin struggled and finished with just six points, a rebound, an assist and a steal.
“The Jets are a tough squad, they have a lot of good players and I think maybe on defense, our defense let us down out there,” said Tuffin during the post-game podcast over at the SMART Sports Facebook page.
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