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WBBL Standings
 1. Nottingham 14-4 
 2. Leicester Riders 13-5 
 3. Sevenoaks Suns 12-6 
 4. Manchester M. 12-6 
 5. Sheffield Hatters 11-7 
 6. Northumbria 10-9 
 7. Barking Abbey 7-9 
 8. Cardiff Archers 5-12 
 9. Caledonia P 5-13 
 10. Oaklands W. 0-18 
Full Standings
NBL Standings
 1. Solent S. 19-1 
 2. Southwark P. 19-1 
 3. Barking Abbey UEL 12-8 
 4. Bristol AF 12-8 
 5. Essex B. 10-10 
 6. Anglia Ruskin U. 7-13 
 7. Bristol Storm 6-14 
 8. Reading R. 6-14 
 9. Lancashire S. 5-15 
 10. Exeter E. 0-20 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ashley HARRIS
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Harris, Nottingham24.4 
 2. Fritz, Cardiff .20.5 
 3. Gorrell, Northumbria20.1 
 4. Carr, Sevenoak.18.8 
 5. Gandy, Sheffiel.18.2 
 6. Jones, Manchest.18.1 
 7. Bonenberger, Northumb.17.3 
 8. Naylor, Sheffiel.16.8 
 9. Wilkinson, Barking .16.1 
 10. Nelson, Oaklands.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brittany WINBORNE
  Avg: 13
 1. Winborne, Sheffiel.13.0 
 2. Harris, Nottingham11.3 
 3. Oakes, Caledonia P11.0 
 4. Allen, Manchest.9.5 
 5. Livermore, Leiceste.9.5 
 6. Johnson, Barking .9.1 
 7. Bonenberger, Northumb.7.9 
 8. Carr, Sevenoak.7.9 
 9. Pedersen, Sevenoak.7.8 
 10. Clark, Sevenoak.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Georgia JONES
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Jones, Manchest.6.9 
 2. Smith, Leiceste.6.6 
 3. Fong-L., Northumb.5.2 
 4. Carr, Sevenoak.5.0 
 5. Ferreira, Notti.4.4 
 6. Lewis, Caledonia P3.7 
 7. Mendes, Nottingham3.4 
 8. Prior, Nottingham3.3 
 9. Naylor, Sheffiel.3.1 
 10. Clayton, Sheffiel.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Siobhan PRIOR
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Prior, Nottingham2.6 
 2. Gorrell, Northumbria2.5 
 3. Wagstaff, Cardiff .2.4 
 4. Wilkinson, Barking .2.3 
 5. Fong-L., Northumb.2.1 
 6. Harris, Nottingham2.1 
 7. Mendes, Nottingham2.1 
 8. Lozzi, Sevenoak.2.1 
 9. Charles, Oaklands.2.0 
 10. Smith, Leiceste.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Tricia OAKES
  Caledonia P
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Oakes, Caledonia P1.9 
 2. Harris, Nottingham1.3 
 3. Gaskin, Barking .1.2 
 4. Wilkinson, Barking .1.0 
 5. Winborne, Sheffiel.1.0 
 6. Thompson, Leiceste.0.9 
 7. Allen, Manchest.0.8 
 8. Gorrell, Northumbria0.6 
 9. Livermore, Leiceste.0.5 
 10. Uiga, Leiceste.0.5 


British Basketball (Women)

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Chantelle Handy selected the top British players playing abroad in last week's games - Nov 7, 2012

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Here is the weekly review of the top performing British players, who play currently abroad.

Chantelle Handy
Chantelle Handy
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Chantelle Handy (191-87, college: Marshall, currently plays in Eurocup). Handy led her Turkish team Mersin to a victory against the fourth-ranked Belfius Namur (0-2) 70-66 in the Eurocup last Wednesday. She scored 16 points and grabbed 5 rebounds; not bad, considering it's only Handy's third season in pro basketball. Mersin BSH Bld (1-1) is placed second in group C. There are only four games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Handy's first year with the team. She has individually a very good season with high stats. Handy averages: 16.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 38.5%, 3FGP: 58.3%. She is currently a member of the British senior national team.

Kristie Sheils
Kristie Sheils
   #2. Second place goes to U20 international point guard Kristie Sheils (173-91, currently plays in Canada). Sheils was the major contributor in an University of Calgary's victory against the Manitoba (1-1) crushing them 97-66 in the Canadian university league CIS on Saturday night. She scored 18 points in 31 minutes. The University of Calgary has 2-0 record this season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Sheils' first year with the team. Sheils has relatively good stats this season: 12.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.5apg, 2.0spg, 3FGP: 41.7% in the two games she played so far. She played for the British U20 national team in 2011.

Dominique Allen
Dominique Allen
   #3. The British player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Dominique Allen (192-89, college: ORU, currently plays in Italy). Allen contributed to a 1-point Meccanica NB's victory against the fourth-ranked Ancona (3-2) 55-54 in the Italian A2 (12th division) in Saturday night's game. She scored 13 points, had 8 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Meccanica Nova Bologna (4-1) is placed second in South group. It was her team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Allen's first year with the team. This season Allen has relatively solid stats: 14.0ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.4spg, 2FGP: 46.0%. She is also a member of the British senior national team.

Kimberly Butler
Kimberly Butler
   #4. Power forward Kimberly Butler (186-82, college: Oregon St., currently plays in Latvia) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked TTT Juniores (2-2) crushing them 75-39 in the Latvian LSBL last Tuesday. Butler scored 7 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 27 minutes. It was his first game for Cesis this season. Her team is placed second in the LSBL. So far her team won all five games in the Regular Season. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Butler's first year with the team. She is a naturalized American. Butler is also British national team player. Strangely she has never played in United Kingdom.

Meagan Hoffman
Meagan Hoffman
   #5. International forward Meagan Hoffman (183-82, college: Adams St., currently plays in Ireland) led DCU Mercy to a victory over the fifth-ranked 11890 Killester (2-4) crushing them 72-24 in a derby game in the Irish Superleague in Sunday night's game. She was MVP of the game. Hoffman had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 13 rebounds. She also added 3 assists and 6 steals in 31 minutes. DCU Mercy Dublin (5-0) is placed first in the Superleague. So far her team won all five games in the Regular Season. Hoffman has very impressive stats this year: 18.0ppg, 12.5rpg, 1.5apg and 3.0spg in the two games. She is a naturalized American. Hoffman used to play for the British national team last year.

Azania Stewart
Azania Stewart
   #6. Center Azania Stewart (195-89, college: Florida, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LFB could not help Caja Rural (1-3) to beat Argon Uni Girona (2-1). She recorded 5 points in 20 minutes. Caja Rural lost 61-73 on the road to the higher-ranked (#5) Argon Uni Girona. It's Stewart's first season with the team. This year Stewart averages only 3.8ppg in the four games. She is an international player who is currently on the senior British National Team roster.

The list of other players, who all have British passport but never been selected to any of British national teams:

   #1. Louella Tomlinson (193-F-88, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Italy) led Napoli S.Dike to a victory over the 13th-ranked Siena (0-6) crushing them 82-48 in the Italian A2 (12th division) in Thursday night's game. She was MVP of the game. Tomlinson had a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 15 rebounds. She also added 7 blocks and 3 steals in 25 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Tomlinson's second season in pro basketball. Saces Dike Napoli (4-2) is placed fifth in South group. It was her team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Tomlinson is currently fourth on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). She has individually a very good year with high stats. Tomlinson averages: 17.3ppg, 11.8rpg, 4.3bpg and 1.3spg in the six games she played so far. She has a dual citizenship: Australian and British. Despite Tomlinson's British passport, she currently plays for the Australian university national team and is not eligible to play for the British team.

   #2. Shona Thorburn (178-G-82, college: Utah, currently plays in France), who plays in the French LFB could not help Aix-en-Provence (2-5) to beat Mondeville (4-3). Thorburn recorded 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Aix-en-Provence was badly defeated 74-57 on the road by the higher-ranked Mondeville (#8). It was Aix-en-Provence's third consecutive loss in a row. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Thorburn is currently first on the list of best passers. She has very reliable stats this season: 11.0ppg, 6.4rpg and 5.6apg. Thorburn is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and British.

   #3. Sarah Kershaw (180-SF-85, currently plays in Switzerland) was the major contributor in Helios' victory against one of league's weakest teams Highflyers (1-5) crushing them 108-47 in the Swiss LNA last Sunday. She scored 22 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Sdent Helios VS Basket (6-0) is placed first in the LNA. So far her team won all six games in the Regular Season. This season Kershaw has very high stats. She averages: 18.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.0apg and 3.3spg. Kershaw has both British and Swiss nationalities.

   #4. Alex Bunton (198-C-93, college: Wichita St., currently plays in Australia) managed to help Canberra TransAct Capitals to win against the league outsider Sydney Uni Flames (0-6) 60-56 in the Australian WNBL in Friday night's game. Bunton scored only 2 points. It was his first game for Canberra Capitals this season. Her team are placed fourth in the WNBL. It was Canberra Capitals' third consecutive victory in a row. Bunton also holds two passports: British and Australian.

   #5. Zane Alilujeva (185-C-87, currently plays in Latvia) was not able to help Liepajas (2-3) in their game against TTT Riga (5-0) in the Latvian LSBL. She scored only 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 16 minutes. Liepajas lost 57-70 at home to the higher-ranked (#3) TTT Riga. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Alilujeva has been at the team for four years. This season Alilujeva's overall stats are: 4.0ppg and 6.0rpg in the two games.   

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