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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. Reading R. 20-6 
 3. Manchester M. 19-5 
 4. Loughborough 16-10 
 5. Derby T. 16-11 
 6. Solent K. 15-10 
 7. Hemel Storm 14-13 
 8. Bradford D. 13-12 
 9. Leicester W. 11-15 
 10. London Lituanica 9-13 
 11. Lancashire S 7-17 
 12. Worthing T. 7-19 
 13. Essex L. 6-20 
 14. Westminster W. 2-23 
Full Standings
Last:3/27/2017
NBL D2 Standings
 1. Team Newcastle U. 16-2 
 2. Thames Valley C. 15-3 
 3. Kent C. 14-3 
 4. London W. 10-8 
 5. Ipswich T. 10-9 
 6. London GP 7-10 
 7. Derbyshire A. 7-11 
 8. Nottingham H. 7-11 
 9. Tees Valley M. 7-11 
 10. Doncaster DE 5-12 
 11. Liverpool 5-13 
 12. Newham N. 4-14 
Last:3/2/2017
NBL D3 Standings
North
 1. Chester 15-2 
 2. Team Birmingham 14-3 
 3. Charnwood R. 12-4 
 4. Stoke-on-Trent K. 9-5 
 5. Birmingham M. 9-8 
 6. Worcester W.2 8-7 
 7. Myerscough 8-8 
 8. Sheffield S. 2 8-10 
 9. Coventry T. 5-11 
 10. Mansfield G. 2-16 
 11. Sefton Stars 0-16 
South
 1. Middlesex LTBC 14-3 
 2. Sussex B. 11-2 
 3. Solent 10-4 
 4. Brunel 8-7 
 5. Cardiff MA 8-8 
 6. Greenwich T. 8-10 
 7. Southwark P. 7-7 
 8. Northants T. 5-10 
 9. Oxford 4-9 
 10. Thames Valley C. 2 0-15 
Last:3/2/2017
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)

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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
BBL Round Up Friday 28 Sep - Sep 29, 2012


POSTED BY:
PAUL NILSEN
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Darius Defoe
There were dramatic second half swings in both of Friday night's BBL Championship games, with the Newcastle Eagles and Manchester Giants prevailing to maintain their respective unbeaten starts to the season.

The Eagles saw off a fourth quarter fightback from the Worcester Wolves to win 81-73 in the North East and record three straight wins to start the season. Darrius Defoe (204-F-84) led the hosts with 26 points and 8 rebounds, while Joe Chapman (193-G-84, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: Marquette) scored 17 points and dished out 9 assists.

The Eagles established a double-digit lead in the first quarter as Defoe scored 9 points and they led 27-15 after the opening ten minutes. They maintained that lead for much of the first three quarters and Defoe put them up at 58-41 in the third. But the Wolves came back from there, finishing the period 9-2 with triples from Stuart Thomson (198-G-88, agency: JEMsports, college: Catawba) and Stanley Ocitti (203-F/C-80, college: Binghamton).

The late scare came when that run continued to become an 18-point swing. The Wolves shocked their hosts with a 13-0 surge in the fourth quarter as consecutive triples from Ocitti, Owumi and Stuart Thomson got them back to within one point at 64-63. And the comeback was complete soon after as a pair of Kaslauskas free-throws gave them a lead that no one could have expected only minutes previously, and their first lead of the game.

The Eagles tied through Defoe and the teams were then tied at 67 and 69 before a crucial Charles Smith three-pointer gave the hosts the edge, and they would not let that lead go again. Damon Huffman (186-PG-85) added another triple and Defoe epitomised his night with an old-fashioned three-point play that made the score 78-71 with two minutes to play, and there was no way back for the Wolves.

Elsewhere, a classic old BBL rivalry was renewed as the One Health Sharks Sheffield crossed the Pennines to meet the Manchester Giants, with the Giants triumphing by 99-87 after a storming second half comeback. James Jones (193-G/F-83, college: Whitworth) had 27 points and 6 assists, with his 12 third quarter points proving crucial; David Watts (206-F-83) added 20 points and 7 rebounds. Gage Daye (188-G-89, college: Bloomfield) led all scorers with 30 points in vain for the Sharks.

The Sharks used a 16-3 first quarter tear to lead 20-30 and led by as much as 22-37 in the second period and 42-52 in the third. But from there three Jones three-pointers sparked the comeback as the Giants rattled off 18 straight points in what became a 20 point swing in just eight minutes as they established a 72-62 lead of their own. By the time Micah Williams (193-G/F-88, college: E.Tenn.St.) scored a three-pointer for the Sharks, they had gone scoreless for five minutes and trailed 72-65 going into the fourth quarter.

The Sharks did score the first two baskets after the break but James Jones was there again for the Giants with a three-pointer, and he scored again before Watts hit a triple and Gill and Aliu scored to see their lead peak at 85-71. And from there, still with five minutes to play, the game was settled.   



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Barry Hearn's Matchroom Sport, in partnership with the British Basketball League, have announced the British Basketball All-Stars Championship to take place at The O2, London on Sunday, September 24, live on Sky Sports. Hearn enters the fray in basketball introducing a new, entertaining take on the fast-paced game with a record-breaking 100,000 prize fund. Five players per team will take to the court in shorter-timed matches and other exciting innovations. The tournament will showcase t...   [read more]

Cory Dixon
BBL All-Star Five - Week 25 - 14 hours ago
With a packed weekend of BBL action, our line-up has barely had as much competition for a starting berth - here's who survived the cut. Brandon Clark (Leicester Riders) After slipping up against Wolves last Friday, the Riders' guard helped his team return to winning ways with a brilliant effort against Glasgow Rocks. Clark was the main architect of the victory with a stellar 9 of 11 from the field which returned 23 points. He also added six assists and three rebounds for good measure....   [read more]

Zaire Taylor
BBL Round Up Sunday 26 March - 3 days ago
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