Basketball: Another award for Jackson

Cedric Jackson
Cedric Jackson
New Zealand Breaker Cedric Jackson has won another award after being named player of the week for round 11 of the NBL Championship.

Jackson becomes the first player to have won the weekly award three times in season 2012/13, having previously taken player of the week in rounds six and nine. He was named player of the month for November.

The American guard scored 32 points and added eight assists, five rebounds and three steals in yet another superb all-round performance as the Breakers scored a home 97-76 victory over the Cairns Taipans on Thursday night.

Jackson made 11 of 13 shots from the field at 85 per cent, including two of three three-pointers, and eight of 12 free throws.

He scored 16 points in the second quarter alone to almost single-handedly set up the Breakers' ninth win of the season and launch the defending two-time NBL champions back to the top of the ladder.