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BBL Standings
 1. Newcastle E. 15-2 
 2. Leicester R. 14-2 
 3. Glasgow Rocks 10-3 
 4. Sheffield S. 10-7 
 5. London Lions 9-4 
 6. Plymouth R. 9-6 
 7. Bristol AF 6-11 
 8. Surrey S. 6-12 
 9. Worcester W. 5-11 
 10. Cheshire P. 4-11 
 11. Leeds Force 3-11 
 12. Manchester G. 3-14 
Full Standings
Last:1/15/2017
NBL D1 Standings
 1. Northumbria 13-2 
 2. Manchester M. 10-3 
 3. Derby T. 10-3 
 4. Reading R. 8-3 
 5. Loughborough 8-6 
 6. Bradford D. 8-7 
 7. London Lituanica 7-4 
 8. Solent K. 7-6 
 9. Leicester W. 6-8 
 10. Essex L. 5-8 
 11. Lancashire S 4-9 
 12. Hemel Storm 4-10 
 13. Worthing T. 4-12 
 14. Westminster W. 0-13 
Full Standings
Last:1/15/2017
NBL D2 Standings
 1. Thames Valley C. 10-1 
 2. London GP 10-2 
 3. Kent C. 9-1 
 4. Team Newcastle U. 8-2 
 5. London W. 6-6 
 6. Derbyshire A. 5-6 
 7. Ipswich T. 5-7 
 8. Tees Valley M. 4-6 
 9. Nottingham H. 4-8 
 10. Liverpool 3-8 
 11. Doncaster DE 2-9 
 12. Newham N. 1-11 
Last:1/11/2017
NBL D3 Standings
North
 1. Chester 9-3 
 2. Team Birmingham 8-2 
 3. Charnwood 8-3 
 4. Stoke-on-Trent K. 7-3 
 5. Worcester W.2 6-5 
 6. Birmingham M. 5-5 
 7. Sheffield S. 2 5-6 
 8. Myerscough 4-5 
 9. Coventry T. 4-6 
 10. Mansfield G. 2-9 
 11. Sefton Stars 0-11 
South
 1. Middlesex LTBC 9-2 
 2. Sussex B. 7-1 
 3. Team Solent 6-1 
 4. Cardiff MA 5-4 
 5. Brunel 4-4 
 6. Northants T. 4-4 
 7. Greenwich T. 4-7 
 8. Southwark P. 3-5 
 9. Oxford 2-6 
 10. Thames Valley C. 2 0-10 
Last:1/11/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Maurice WALKER
  Worceste.
  (208-F/C-91)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Walker, Worceste.21.9 
 2. Hassan, London L.21.1 
 3. Parks, Newcastl.19.2 
 4. Grady, Plymouth R.19.1 
 5. Sanders, Leeds F.18.2 
 6. Dixon, Plymouth R.18.1 
 7. Fletcher, Newcastl.18.0 
 8. Cosby, Bristol AF17.7 
 9. Nicholas, Plymouth R.17.6 
 10. Taylor, London L.17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice WALKER
  Worceste.
  (208-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Walker, Worceste.11.3 
 2. Wroblicky, Sheffiel.8.5 
 3. Hassan, London L.8.5 
 4. Marsden, Leeds F.8.5 
 5. King, Leicester R.8.1 
 6. Rollins, Surrey S.8.0 
 7. Defoe, Newcastl.7.7 
 8. Brown, Cheshire P.7.7 
 9. Nicholas, Plymouth R.7.6 
 10. Elechi, Glasgow Rocks7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Marek KLASSEN
  Worceste.
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Klassen, Worceste.6.8 
 2. Clark, Leicester R.6.6 
 3. Taylor, London L.6.3 
 4. Fletcher, Newcastl.6.2 
 5. Wilcher, Cheshire P.6.0 
 6. Carter, Plymouth.5.9 
 7. Sandoval, Leeds F.5.5 
 8. Ali, Bristol AF4.8 
 9. Taylor, Surrey S.4.4 
 10. Jones, Manchest.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Plymouth.
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Carter, Plymouth.3.0 
 2. Taylor, London L.2.6 
 3. Sandoval, Leeds F.2.3 
 4. Ali, Bristol AF1.9 
 5. Bernardini, Leiceste.1.9 
 6. Neighbour, Surrey S.1.9 
 7. Nicholas, Plymouth R.1.9 
 8. Defoe, Newcastl.1.8 
 9. Sanders, Leeds F.1.8 
 10. Jackman, Newcastl.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shaheed DAVIS
  Sheffield S.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Davis, Sheffield S.1.5 
 2. Achara, Glasgow .1.4 
 3. Grady, Plymouth R.1.3 
 4. Webster, Manchest.1.3 
 5. May-Thompson, Cheshire.1.2 
 6. Hall, London Lions1.0 
 7. Walker, Leiceste.0.9 
 8. Sullivan, Leiceste.0.9 
 9. McWhorter, Worceste.0.8 
 10. Bell, Manchest.0.8 

Next Round Schedule

Round 18 (Regular Season)

London Lions 82% Jan.22 Worcester W
Glasgow Rock 92% Jan.22 Manchester G
Surrey S. 74% Jan.21 Leeds Force
Leicester R 87% Jan.21 Cheshire P.
London Lions 55% Jan.20 Glasgow Rock
Newcastle E 91% Jan.20 Worcester W
Bristol AF 55% Jan.20 Plymouth R.
Next Round Schedule

Round 15 (Regular Season)

Manchester M 74% Jan.21 Solent K.
Hemel Storm 91% Jan.21 Westminster
Loughborough 61% Jan.21 Essex L.
Lancashire S Jan.21 Bradford D. 63%
Derby T. 55% Jan.21 Reading R.
Worthing T. Jan.21 London Litua 72%
Leicester W Jan.21 Northumbria 82%
Skipper Bridge On Play-Off Chances - Apr 24, 2012


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JEFF KING
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Andrew
Bridge
Newcastle Eagles veteran skipper Andrew Bridge (193-F-79) was still buoyant and bullish after Sundays 100 - 74 loss at Guildford Heat which meant that the Eagles had lost their last four regular season BBL Championship games heading in to next weeks play-offs against the same opposition.

'We were without four of our top seven guys, we didn't run any of our plays or anything like that. We've definitely changed some stuff up since the last time we played Guildford. We played zone most of the game today and we definitely won't be doing that next weekend. For us it was just about getting through without Darius, Fab or me getting injured and we've pretty much done that.'

One of the benefits of resting players with niggling injuries before the play-offs as Newcastle have done is that some of the regular bench payers have had to step up into the starting five and some of the Eagles junior players have had to be promoted to the senior squad.

'Those guys came in and I think after getting through the whole week they'll be better for the experience. They did some good things in the game today and in the other games through the week. Its just about being comfortable at this level, adjusting to the speed of the game, time to make your decisions really. You've got to know what you're going to do almost before you do it.'

Joel Madourie (196-F-86) in particular has had a high-scoring, minute logging week after patiently sitting on the bench playing limited minutes this season. He's stepped up in to the starting five and made the most of his opportunity according to Bridge.

'He's done a good job. He's obviously shown that he can play on the offensive end but we pretty much knew that anyway. Its just about learning and doing the right things at the right time. This last week he's touched the ball a lot. He's got get used to doing the same things when he doesn't get as many touches during the game and still be just as effective.'

Off-court Bridge is heavily involved in the Newcastle Eagles School of Excellence so how did he feel seeing the likes of Jack Wilson, Ellory Browne and Luke King step up to the senior squad from the Under-18's?

'When Paul Blake started the School of Excellence that was what we were looking for. Those guys have come through pretty much since they were 12 years old which is good to see. They don't need to rest on their laurels. Just because they've played these last few games doesn't mean they're guaranteed anything next season.'

Bridge had some sound advice for the young rookies.

'They need to make sure they gain shape, get stronger and work on their games as there are definitely things they need to do to be ready. I think the one thing that I took out of today was they could have been more aggressive especially on the defensive end where they got pushed around a little bit not expecting to make plays.'

'The older player tries to do that to the younger players and see how they react. If you hit back, if someone's trying to pick on you, and you hit back then they know they're in for a game. So obviously they need to go away and work on a few things'.

However, Bridge was understandably delighted that the Eagles School of Excellence has brought forward young talent that can be trusted at the senior level and he paid tribute to them.

'Overall they should be really happy with what they've done this week. But that's only the first step on the road for them. Fab (Flournoy) gave them an opportunity and now its up to them to take it.'

But, back to business and now the regular season is over, Bridge looked ahead to next weekend's clash with The Heat in the two-legged Quarter Final.

'Its been a long couple of weeks because we wrapped the league up early. We didn't want to lose four games in a row but it happened. However we're not reading too much in to that, we could have won all those four games if we'd needed to. It was just about letting guys rest up ahead of the play-offs and were ready to go now.'

Certainly few teams could afford to drop four games in a row and still go in to the Play-offs confident and being the team to beat but Newcastle Eagles are certainly one of those few.  




Ryan
Richards
Ryan Richards selected the top British players playing abroad in last week's games - 1 day ago
We bring you last week's top performances from British players who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. Kofi Josephs (198-G-91) led Hertener Loewen to a victory over the ninth-ranked Bonn II in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Friday night's game.    [read more]

Leslee Smith
BBL All Star Five - Week 15 - 1 day ago
Our line-up this week includes the 2017 BBL Cup Final MVP, as well as our season leader who ran him close for the accolade with a double-double. Rahmon Fletcher (Esh Group Eagles Newcastle) The reigning BBL MVP showed his qualities yet again with an unprecedented third successive MVP gong in the BBL Cup Final as he helped the Eagles land a historic three consecutive Cups. After his team went down early, Fletcher wrestled the initiative away from Glasgow and eventually finished with 29 po...   [read more]

Gabe McCray
Gabe McCray (ex Vechta) agreed terms with Scorchers - 2 days ago
Surrey Scorchers (BBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American forward Gabe McCray (201-91kg-94, college: South Carolina State). He supposed to play at SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL league. McCray played in the final of MEAC Tournament. He received All-MDJUCO 1st Team award back in 2014 at his college time. McCray graduated from South Carolina State in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List...   [read more]


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