Leeds Carnegie welcomed Newham (NASSA) Stars to the VCARS.co.uk Division 1 Women's league with a 64-61 defeat on Saturday.
The win puts Leeds at 2-0 in league play, a great start considering their 2011/12 season ended with a 2-19 record.
Sevenoaks Suns picked up their first win of the season as they handled last year's league champions Cardiff Archers 80-36.
The game was never in question as a very different Archers side from last season were dominated from start to finish.
Cheridene Green (20), Kaitlyn Lewis
(180-F-94) (18) and Megan Lewis (15) were the top scoring trio for Suns while Rebecca Mole's 6 points were an unfortunate high for Cardiff, who now drop to 0-2.
Another one-sided affair in the VCARS.co.uk Division 1 Women's league saw last year's Playoff and National Cup champions City of Sheffield Hatters hammer Nottingham Wildcats 98-44.
Hatters never let up and even when they were leading 41-17 at the half, they scored 57 for points in the last two periods to complete the victory.
(180-F-87) had 22 points to lead Hatters while Nottingham were led by Ijeoma Ofomata's 13 points.
Barking Abbey join Hatters, Leeds and Loughborough on 2-0 records to lead the league after their 63-56
win over Manchester Mystics on Saturday.
Abbey edged ahead in the second quarter and managed to hold the advantage despite the game being close throughout.
Mystics struggled in the turnover department, committing 27 to Abbey's 18, and the visitors scored 16 points off those mistakes.
Rosalee Mason (19 points) and Shequila Joseph
(189-F-95) (15 points) led coach Mark Clark's Barking Abbey while Jade Lucas had 12 for Mystics, although she did commit 8 turnovers.
Our Game of the Week proved to be a good call as Loughborough Students Riders defeated Team Northumbria 52-51 on Sunday.
Riders led early on forcing Team Northumbria to battle back and make it a game, which they did. With Loughborough leading 35-28 at the half, Northumbria strung together a 15-9 third period making it a one point game.
However, Loughborough hung on take their second straight league win and Team Northumbria go level at 1-1.
Matthew Harber, Loughborough head coach, said: "Today was a tough 40 minutes against a talented Northumbria team. Their national league roster is a lot stronger than their BUCS one and that caught us off guard a little bit today. Even though there are a lot of things we didn't do well, I thought the girls did a great job executing our defensive strategy. This combined with [Ta'Yani] Clark only going for 6 points allowed us to scrape the win whilst only posting 52.
"Although I would've liked this win to have been a little more comfortable, I think gaining experience in late game situations is crucial for a team's development. We certainly gained that today and I'm pleased in the way in which we responded and I'm confident we will need to cash in that experience at a later date throughout the course of the season."