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BBL Standings
 1. Leicester R. 21-3 
 2. Newcastle E. 20-6 
 3. Sheffield S. 17-10 
 4. Glasgow Rocks 16-10 
 5. Worcester W. 15-12 
 6. London Lions 14-12 
 7. Plymouth R. 13-13 
 8. Surrey S. 13-16 
 9. Bristol AF 11-16 
 10. Cheshire P. 8-18 
 11. Leeds Force 7-21 
 12. Manchester G. 4-23 
Full Standings
Last:3/27/2017
NBL D1 Standings
 1. Northumbria 23-3 
 2. Manchester M. 21-5 
 3. Reading R. 20-6 
 4. Derby T. 16-10 
 5. Loughborough 15-11 
 6. Solent K. 15-11 
 7. Bradford D. 14-12 
 8. Hemel Storm 13-13 
 9. Leicester W. 11-15 
 10. London Lituanica 11-15 
 11. Lancashire S 7-19 
 12. Worthing T. 7-19 
 13. Essex L. 6-20 
 14. Westminster W. 2-24 
Full Standings
Last:3/29/2017
NBL D2 Standings
 1. Kent C. 19-3 
 2. Team Newcastle U. 19-3 
 3. Thames Valley C. 18-4 
 4. Ipswich T. 12-10 
 5. London W. 11-11 
 6. Nottingham H. 10-12 
 7. Tees Valley M. 9-13 
 8. Derbyshire A. 8-14 
 9. London GP 8-14 
 10. Liverpool 7-15 
 11. Doncaster DE 6-16 
 12. Newham N. 5-17 
Last:3/29/2017
NBL D3 Standings
North
 1. Team Birmingham 17-3 
 2. Charnwood R. 16-4 
 3. Chester 16-4 
 4. Stoke-on-Trent K. 14-5 
 5. Birmingham M. 11-9 
 6. Myerscough 9-11 
 7. Worcester W.2 9-11 
 8. Sheffield S. 2 8-12 
 9. Coventry T. 7-13 
 10. Mansfield G. 2-18 
 11. Sefton Stars 0-19 
South
 1. Middlesex LTBC 15-3 
 2. Sussex B. 13-5 
 3. Solent 12-5 
 4. Brunel 11-7 
 5. Cardiff MA 10-8 
 6. Southwark P. 9-8 
 7. Greenwich T. 8-10 
 8. Northants T. 5-13 
 9. Oxford 5-13 
 10. Thames Valley C. 2 1-17 
Last:3/29/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rahmon FLETCHER
  Newcastl.
  (177-PG-88)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Fletcher, Newcastl.20.2 
 2. Hassan, London L.20.1 
 3. Walker, Worceste.19.4 
 4. Cosby, Bristol AF18.6 
 5. Parks, Newcastl.18.6 
 6. Sanders, Leeds F.18.2 
 7. Dixon, Plymouth R.18.1 
 8. Brown, Cheshire P.17.9 
 9. Grady, Plymouth R.17.8 
 10. Watson, Glasgow .17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice WALKER
  Worceste.
  (208-F/C-91)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Walker, Worceste.9.3 
 2. Wroblicky, Sheffiel.8.6 
 3. Hassan, London L.8.5 
 4. Marsden, Leeds F.8.4 
 5. Brown, Cheshire P.7.9 
 6. Achara, Glasgow .7.8 
 7. Defoe, Newcastl.7.7 
 8. Jackman, Newcastl.7.5 
 9. Rollins, Surrey S.7.4 
 10. King, Leicester R.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Zaire TAYLOR
  London L.
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Taylor, London L.6.5 
 2. Fletcher, Newcastl.6.2 
 3. Klassen, Worceste.6.2 
 4. Wilcher, Cheshire P.6.0 
 5. Clark, Leicester R.5.8 
 6. Carter, Plymouth.5.7 
 7. Davis, Sheffield S.5.6 
 8. DiNunno, Cheshire.5.4 
 9. Ali, Bristol AF5.2 
 10. Sandoval, Leeds F.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Mike DINUNNO
  Cheshire.
  (180-PG-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. DiNunno, Cheshire.3.0 
 2. Taylor, London L.2.3 
 3. Ali, Bristol AF2.3 
 4. Bernardini, Leiceste.2.2 
 5. Carter, Plymouth.2.2 
 6. Nicholas, Plymouth R.2.0 
 7. Sandoval, Leeds F.2.0 
 8. Neighbour, Surrey S.1.9 
 9. Anderson, Cheshire.1.8 
 10. Defoe, Newcastl.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kieron ACHARA
  Glasgow .
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Achara, Glasgow .1.5 
 2. May-Thompson, Cheshire.1.5 
 3. Davis, Sheffield S.1.5 
 4. Webster, Manchest.1.4 
 5. Martin, Newcastl.1.0 
 6. Grady, Plymouth R.0.9 
 7. Dixon, Plymouth R.0.8 
 8. Brown, Cheshire P.0.8 
 9. Smith, Bristol AF0.8 
 10. McWhorter, Worceste.0.8 

British Basketball (Men)

Next Round Schedule

Round 28 (Regular Season)

Surrey S. 55% Apr.2 Sheffield S
Glasgow Rock Apr.2 Worcester W 54%
Cheshire P. 55% Apr.2 London Lions
Bristol AF 61% Apr.1 Leeds Force
Leicester R 73% Apr.1 Plymouth R.
Leeds Force 60% Mar.31 Manchester G
Sheffield S 71% Mar.31 Glasgow Rock
Plymouth R. 54% Mar.31 Cheshire P.
Worcester W 60% Mar.31 Newcastle E
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Northumbria 81% Apr.2 Hemel Storm
Reading R. 74% Apr.2 Solent K.
Derby T. Apr.2 Loughborough 51%
Manchester M 57% Apr.1 Bradford D.
Skipper Bridge On Play-Off Chances - Apr 24, 2012


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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.  




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Barking Abbey completed a perfect season after defeating Charnwood 82-65 to win their first EABL Championship title since 2014. Daniel Akin (206-F-98) put in a dominant performance with 28 points, on 13-of-15 shooting, whilst adding 14 rebounds, two assists and two steals on his way to claiming the MVP award. BA finished the regular season 14-0, and then completed another three wins to finish up 17-0, as they jumped out to an early lead on Charnwood and never looked back. 'It's great - we...   [read more]

Joel
Freeland
Joel Freeland selected the top British players playing abroad in last week's games - 1 day ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing British players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is former international power forward Joel Freeland (209-87). He contributed to CSKA's victory against the league outsider Unics Kazan in the Euroleague in Friday night's game.    [read more]
Matchroom Sport launch new British Basketball All-Stars Championship at The 02 - 2 days ago
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