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BBL Standings
 1. Newcastle E. 4-0 
 2. Leicester R. 3-0 
 3. London Lions 3-1 
 4. Sheffield S. 3-1 
 5. Surrey S. 3-2 
 6. Bristol AF 1-1 
 7. Cheshire P. 1-1 
 8. Glasgow Rocks 1-2 
 9. Plymouth R. 1-3 
 10. Worcester W. 0-2 
 11. Manchester G. 0-3 
 12. Leeds Force 0-4 
Full Standings
Last:10/17/2017
NBL D1 Standings
 1. Manchester M. 2-0 
 2. Reading R. 2-0 
 3. Northumbria 1-0 
 4. Solent K. 1-1 
 5. Kent C. 1-1 
 6. Loughborough 1-1 
 7. Team Newcastle U. 1-1 
 8. Bradford D. 1-1 
 9. Derby T. 1-1 
 10. Worthing T. 1-1 
 11. London Lituanica 0-0 
 12. Hemel Storm 0-1 
 13. Lancashire S 0-2 
 14. Leicester W. 0-2 
Full Standings
Last:10/16/2017
NBL D2 Standings
 1. Birmingham E. 0-0 
 2. Derbyshire A. 0-0 
 3. Essex L. 0-0 
 4. Ipswich T. 0-0 
 5. Liverpool 0-0 
 6. London GP 0-0 
 7. London W. 0-0 
 8. Middlesex LTBC 0-0 
 9. Nottingham H. 0-0 
 10. Sussex B. 0-0 
 11. Thames Valley C. 0-0 
 12. Westminster W. 0-0 
Last:7/4/2017
NBL D3 Standings
North
 1. Birmingham M. 0-0 
 2. Chester 0-0 
 3. Coventry T. 0-0 
 4. Danum E. 0-0 
 5. Loughborough 2 0-0 
 6. Manchester G. 2 0-0 
 7. Myerscough 0-0 
 8. Sheffield S. 2 0-0 
 9. Stoke-on-Trent K. 0-0 
 10. Sunderland 0-0 
 11. Wolverhampton 0-0 
 12. Worcester W.2 0-0 
South
 1. Cardiff City 0-0 
 2. Cardiff MA 0-0 
 3. East London 0-0 
 4. Essex B. 0-0 
 5. Greenwich T. 0-0 
 6. London Pride 0-0 
 7. Northants T. 0-0 
 8. Oxford 0-0 
 9. Solent II 0-0 
 10. Swindon 0-0 
Last:7/4/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jaysean PAIGE
  Newcastl.
  (188-G-94)
  Avg: 24
 1. Paige, Newcastl.24.0 
 2. Watson, Plymouth.23.8 
 3. Penn, Plymouth R.23.0 
 4. Nimley, Newcastle E.22.8 
 5. Sandoval, Cheshire.21.5 
 6. Beamon, Worceste.20.0 
 7. Flannigan, London L.19.5 
 8. Parrish, Worceste.19.0 
 9. Kadiri, Manchest.18.0 
 10. Palmer, Worceste.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel EDOZIE
  Bristol AF
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 11
 1. Edozie, Bristol AF11.0 
 2. May-Thompson, Cheshire.9.5 
 3. Wroblicky, Sheffiel.9.3 
 4. Kadiri, Manchest.9.0 
 5. Penn, Plymouth R.8.7 
 6. Wells, Plymouth R.7.8 
 7. Billups, Glasgow .7.7 
 8. Nzenge, Leeds Force7.5 
 9. Jackman, Cheshire.7.5 
 10. Gettys, Cheshire P.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Justin ROBINSON
  London L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Robinson, London L.7.8 
 2. Watson, Plymouth.6.8 
 3. Paige, Newcastl.6.5 
 4. Lanegger, London L.6.0 
 5. McKnight, Sheffiel.5.3 
 6. Jones, Manchest.5.3 
 7. Nimley, Newcastle E.5.0 
 8. Dusha, Worceste.5.0 
 9. Bunyan, Glasgow .4.7 
 10. Childress, Leeds F.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Andrew LASKER
  Newcastl.
  (188-PG-82)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Lasker, Newcastl.3.7 
 2. Riley, Cheshire P.3.0 
 3. Paige, Newcastl.3.0 
 4. Jukic, Newcastl.3.0 
 5. Robinson, London L.3.0 
 6. Childress, Leeds F.2.8 
 7. Harrison, Glasgow .2.3 
 8. McKnight, Sheffiel.2.0 
 9. Sandoval, Cheshire.2.0 
 10. Beamon, Worceste.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Raheem MAY-THOMPSON
  Cheshire.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. May-Thompson, Cheshire.2.0 
 2. Williams, Sheffiel.1.8 
 3. Nix, Leeds Force1.7 
 4. Jukic, Newcastl.1.5 
 5. Kadiri, Manchest.1.3 
 6. Thomson, Leiceste.1.3 
 7. Hampton, Leiceste.1.3 
 8. Rettig, Manchest.1.3 
 9. Brown, Glasgow .1.3 
 10. Costelloe, Plymouth.1.0 

British Basketball (Men)

Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Regular Season)

Glasgow Rock 92% Oct.22 Manchester G
Cheshire P. Oct.22 London Lions 58%
Leicester R 87% Oct.20 Glasgow Rock
Newcastle E 99% Oct.20 Worcester W
Sheffield S 67% Oct.20 Bristol AF
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Solent K. 58% Oct.22 Team Newcast
Loughborough 94% Oct.21 Lancashire S
Derby T. 56% Oct.21 Kent C.
Worthing T. 95% Oct.21 London Litua
Bradford D. 93% Oct.21 Leicester W
Manchester M 80% Oct.21 Solent K.
Hemel Storm Oct.21 Team Newcast 87%
BBL Round Up Sat 05 Jan - Jan 5, 2013


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Samuel
Cricelli
In the BBL Championship on Saturday night the Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders and Surrey Heat maintained the pressure on one another in the top three, while the Glasgow Rocks progressed in the BBL Trophy.

The second-placed Riders saw off a second half storm from the Worcester Wolves to win 89-82. The Riders have won five of their last six and remain unbeaten at home all season; for the Wolves, it was their first defeat in three. Zaire Taylor led the Riders with 25 points and 8 rebounds, while Drew Sullivan had 20 points and 9 rebounds. Sherrad Prezzie-Blue, for the Wolves, led all scorers with 26 points.

The Riders dominated the first half and soon had a double-digit lead after a 10-0 surge, during which Sullivan scored 7 points and capped it with an 'and-one' play as they held their visitors scoreless for a further three and a half minutes, for a 17-5 lead. Taylor added another triple in the second stanza and the first half lead peaked at 46-28 midway through on another Taylor basket.

But the Wolves were a different team in the second half and they rattled off the first 10 points of the third quarter, Prezzie-Blue and Alex Owumi hitting consecutive triples, while holding their hosts scoreless for nearly four minutes. And, amazingly, they took the lead soon after at 52-53 on an Owumi score in what was a 19 point swing in 8 minutes. But Couisnard stemmed the flow with a three-pointer and the Riders managed to re-establish their advantage towards the end of the third quarter with an 8-0 burst, the first 4 of which came from Sullivan, to help them take a 63-57 lead into the fourth quarter.

But the Wolves were not done: they posted an early 9-2 run in the fourth to tie the game once more at 71 with 5 minutes to play with Owumi and Kai Williams scoring three-pointers. But the Wolves could never quite get in front of the resilient Riders, and Taylor gave them some breathing space with another triple to make it 76-72 inside the final three minutes. The Wolves continued to score to try and close the gap, but Couisnard and Taylor were there again with three-pointers to keep the Riders at arm's length and Jorge Calvo and Sullivan saw the game out from the free-throw line.

Elsewhere in the BBL Championship, the Surrey Heat consolidated their position in the BBL Championship's top three after an 84-76 defeat of the Durham Wildcats, their second home win of the week and fourth home win in a row. Samuel Cricelli (200-F-85, college: Caldwell) led the Heat with a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Julius Joseph scored key baskets on his way to 15.

The game was tight throughout as the Wildcats led for much of the first quarter, Joseph scoring the last basket to snatch a 20-19 edge for the Heat. The teams were only once separated by more than one possession in the second stanza, as the Heat maintained their lead at 37-35.

And the hosts looked as though they had done enough after the break as they scored the first 9 points while holding the Wildcats scoreless for more than three and a half minutes, Cricelli scoring 6 points in that run as they established a double-digit lead at 46-35. Soon after, Joseph's three-pointer saw the lead peak a 64-49. But the visitors hit back and made it a one-point game with a 14-0 surge across the fourth quarter break, triples from Samuel Johnson and Page making it 64-63. But late on Travis Holmes and Albert Margai regained the Heat's composure and the latter was there again inside the final two minutes with a crucial three-pointer and that proved enough with Cricelli holding his nerve from the free-throw line to make 4 in a row and put the margin back into double-figures at 81-71.

Finally, in the BBL Trophy, The Glasgow Rocks prevailed through an all-Scottish tie to reach the quarter-finals by beating the City of Edinburgh Kings 61-72 in the capital. The Rocks will meet the One Health Sharks Sheffield in the quarter-final. They were never out of sight in what was perhaps an unexpectedly close game against their Scottish National League opponents; Gareth Murray led all scorers with 28 points, while Donald Robinson had 8 points and 11 rebounds for the victors.

The Kings came strongly out of the blocks in front of a sold out home crowd and they led 9-6 after three points from Edgars Rekis and a score from Lee Reilly. But the Rocks steadied the ship as Murray's three-pointer towards the end of the first period helped them to edge it 12-13. But the Kings continued with their good early start and Lee Reilly tied the game at 15 with a triple of his own early in the second stanza; Steven Dickson and Gareth Lodge added free-throws as the Kings took another lead at 18-17 with two and a half minutes played. But that was the last lead that the hosts would see. The Rocks rattled off the next 6 points with Michael Ringgold capping that run, and they slightly extended their advantage by the half time break as Murray scored their last 4 points for a 27-33 lead.

But the Kings demonstrated fortitude to come back once more after the break as they scored the opening 6 points of the third quarter to tie the game, with Reilly scoring all 6 of those. Gareth Murray stemmed the flow before he and Craig Reilly exchanged three-pointers and the teams were still tied at 38. It was still a one possession game at 44-46 heading into the final minute of the third, when the Rocks made the decisive run of the game: they scored the last 6 points, including 4 free-throws for Murray, to take a 44-52 lead into the decisive quarter. And EJ Harrison gave the Rocks their first double-digit lead of the game as he opened the fourth quarter with a three-pointer. That wasn't quite it, though, as the Kings hit back with a 9-2 run in one final salvo, with Lee Reilly scoring 5 of those, to make the score 53-57. But the Rocks held their nerve and hit the next 7 points, with 5 for Murray, to restore their double-digit advantage with under three minutes to play.   




Benjamin
Lawson
Lefke inks Benjamin Lawson - 10 hours ago
Lefke Avrupa Universitesi (North League) signed 22-year old British forward Benjamin Lawson (216-104kg-95). The North League, which is located in Turkish part of the island is the league which is extremely hard to get any information from. It is not officially recognized by FIBA and practically ignored by any other country that Turkey. Lawson just graduated from W.Kentucky (NCAA). Lawson has played there for the last four years. In 32 games he had 5.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.8bpg last season. A...   [read more]

Gabriel
Olaseni
Gabriel Olaseni selected the top British players playing abroad in last week's games - 2 days ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing British players, who play currently abroad. Philip Scrubb (191-G-92) led Deutsche Bank Skyliners to a victory over the 12th-ranked Mitteldeutscher BC in the German BBL in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

Leigh
Greenan
Hood shock Northumbria in cup - 3 days ago
Nottingham Hoods provided the shock of the National Cup third round as they knocked holders Team Northumbria out of the competition with a 66-63 home win, on Sunday. The holders had looked in control as a 22-13 second period gave them 37-31 half-time lead but Hoods chipped a point off the deficit in the third quarter before a 22-14 final stanza gave them the win. New signing Robinson hit 28 points for the Hoods as they won their fifth straight game in all competitions while Smith led No...   [read more]


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