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BBL Standings
 1. Newcastle E. 15-2 
 2. Leicester R. 14-2 
 3. Glasgow Rocks 10-3 
 4. Sheffield S. 10-7 
 5. London Lions 9-4 
 6. Plymouth R. 9-6 
 7. Bristol AF 6-11 
 8. Surrey S. 6-12 
 9. Worcester W. 5-11 
 10. Cheshire P. 4-11 
 11. Leeds Force 3-11 
 12. Manchester G. 3-14 
Full Standings
Last:1/15/2017
NBL D1 Standings
 1. Northumbria 13-2 
 2. Manchester M. 10-3 
 3. Derby T. 10-3 
 4. Reading R. 8-3 
 5. Loughborough 8-6 
 6. Bradford D. 8-7 
 7. London Lituanica 7-4 
 8. Solent K. 7-6 
 9. Leicester W. 6-8 
 10. Essex L. 5-8 
 11. Lancashire S 4-9 
 12. Hemel Storm 4-10 
 13. Worthing T. 4-12 
 14. Westminster W. 0-13 
Full Standings
Last:1/15/2017
NBL D2 Standings
 1. Thames Valley C. 10-1 
 2. London GP 10-2 
 3. Kent C. 9-1 
 4. Team Newcastle U. 8-2 
 5. London W. 6-6 
 6. Derbyshire A. 5-6 
 7. Ipswich T. 5-7 
 8. Tees Valley M. 4-6 
 9. Nottingham H. 4-8 
 10. Liverpool 3-8 
 11. Doncaster DE 2-9 
 12. Newham N. 1-11 
Last:1/11/2017
NBL D3 Standings
North
 1. Chester 9-3 
 2. Team Birmingham 8-2 
 3. Charnwood 8-3 
 4. Stoke-on-Trent K. 7-3 
 5. Worcester W.2 6-5 
 6. Birmingham M. 5-5 
 7. Sheffield S. 2 5-6 
 8. Myerscough 4-5 
 9. Coventry T. 4-6 
 10. Mansfield G. 2-9 
 11. Sefton Stars 0-11 
South
 1. Middlesex LTBC 9-2 
 2. Sussex B. 7-1 
 3. Team Solent 6-1 
 4. Cardiff MA 5-4 
 5. Brunel 4-4 
 6. Northants T. 4-4 
 7. Greenwich T. 4-7 
 8. Southwark P. 3-5 
 9. Oxford 2-6 
 10. Thames Valley C. 2 0-10 
Last:1/11/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Maurice WALKER
  Worceste.
  (208-F/C-91)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Walker, Worceste.21.9 
 2. Hassan, London L.21.1 
 3. Parks, Newcastl.19.2 
 4. Grady, Plymouth R.19.1 
 5. Sanders, Leeds F.18.2 
 6. Dixon, Plymouth R.18.1 
 7. Fletcher, Newcastl.18.0 
 8. Cosby, Bristol AF17.7 
 9. Nicholas, Plymouth R.17.6 
 10. Taylor, London L.17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice WALKER
  Worceste.
  (208-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Walker, Worceste.11.3 
 2. Wroblicky, Sheffiel.8.5 
 3. Hassan, London L.8.5 
 4. Marsden, Leeds F.8.5 
 5. King, Leicester R.8.1 
 6. Rollins, Surrey S.8.0 
 7. Defoe, Newcastl.7.7 
 8. Brown, Cheshire P.7.7 
 9. Nicholas, Plymouth R.7.6 
 10. Elechi, Glasgow Rocks7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Marek KLASSEN
  Worceste.
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Klassen, Worceste.6.8 
 2. Clark, Leicester R.6.6 
 3. Taylor, London L.6.3 
 4. Fletcher, Newcastl.6.2 
 5. Wilcher, Cheshire P.6.0 
 6. Carter, Plymouth.5.9 
 7. Sandoval, Leeds F.5.5 
 8. Ali, Bristol AF4.8 
 9. Taylor, Surrey S.4.4 
 10. Jones, Manchest.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Plymouth.
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Carter, Plymouth.3.0 
 2. Taylor, London L.2.6 
 3. Sandoval, Leeds F.2.3 
 4. Ali, Bristol AF1.9 
 5. Bernardini, Leiceste.1.9 
 6. Neighbour, Surrey S.1.9 
 7. Nicholas, Plymouth R.1.9 
 8. Defoe, Newcastl.1.8 
 9. Sanders, Leeds F.1.8 
 10. Jackman, Newcastl.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shaheed DAVIS
  Sheffield S.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Davis, Sheffield S.1.5 
 2. Achara, Glasgow .1.4 
 3. Grady, Plymouth R.1.3 
 4. Webster, Manchest.1.3 
 5. May-Thompson, Cheshire.1.2 
 6. Hall, London Lions1.0 
 7. Walker, Leiceste.0.9 
 8. Sullivan, Leiceste.0.9 
 9. McWhorter, Worceste.0.8 
 10. Bell, Manchest.0.8 

Next Round Schedule

Round 18 (Regular Season)

London Lions 82% Jan.22 Worcester W
Glasgow Rock 92% Jan.22 Manchester G
Surrey S. 74% Jan.21 Leeds Force
Leicester R 87% Jan.21 Cheshire P.
London Lions 55% Jan.20 Glasgow Rock
Newcastle E 91% Jan.20 Worcester W
Bristol AF 55% Jan.20 Plymouth R.
Next Round Schedule

Round 15 (Regular Season)

Manchester M 74% Jan.21 Solent K.
Hemel Storm 91% Jan.21 Westminster
Loughborough 61% Jan.21 Essex L.
Lancashire S Jan.21 Bradford D. 63%
Derby T. 55% Jan.21 Reading R.
Worthing T. Jan.21 London Litua 72%
Leicester W Jan.21 Northumbria 82%
BBL Round Up Tuesday 08 Jan - Jan 9, 2013


POSTED BY:
PAUL NILSEN
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Pavol
Losonsky

Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders have taken a share of top spot in the BBL Championship, prevailing 68-73 after an immensely hard fought battle with the London Lions live on Sky Sports at Crystal Palace. The Riders had lost two of their previous four road games, and it was their last outing before the weekend's BBL Cup Final at the National Indoor Arena. The Lions are on a five-game losing streak.

Pavol Losonsky (203-F-88, college: Cal-Irvine) led all scorers with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the victors, supported by Drew Sullivan's 15 and a double-double of 11 points and 12 boards from Jay Couisnard. Joel Barkers and Adrien Sturt led the Lions with 15 points each.

The first quarter gave few clues as to what would come as the Riders came storming out of the blocks to score the first 8 points, including 6 for Losonsky; and that became 1-12 as the Lions could muster just one Tayo Ogedengbe free-throw in the first four minutes of the game. The performance was reminiscent of Leicester's first half defensive stifling of the Worcester Wolves on Saturday. The Lions did get things moving with a Mike Martin three-pointer to cut the lead to single digits, but Zaire Taylor responded in kind and the Riders carried their double-digit lead into the second quarter as Jorge Calvo scored the final basket of the opening ten minutes for a score of 15-25.

But that was turned on its head in the second stanza as, this time, the Lions opened with the first 6 points and held their visitors scoreless for three minutes, Barkers matching Losonsky's efforts with all 6 of those points. Their push became 17-5 over the first eight minutes of the quarter; the Riders stubbornly held onto their lead until Jordan Spencer tied the game at 30 with two minutes to play in the half, and the Lions took the lead with a pair of Sturt free-throws on their next offence. But the Riders dug in and hit the next 4 points through Losonsky and Couisnard to ensure that lead would last only 46 seconds and, after Ogedengbe put the Lions up again, Couisnard scored on the buzzer to ensure that the Riders held a slim 35-36 edge going into the break.

But the Lions stayed in touch as the teams traded baskets in the early exchanges of the third quarter until a 7-0 burst, capped by Spencer's triple, gave them the lead once more at 44-40. The Lions built on that lead, with Sturt scoring 6 straight points for them and blocking Anthony Rowe at the other end, as the hosts were 54-47 in the ascendancy - their largest lead of the game - with under two minutes to play after a spell in which the Riders were over-reliant on the three-point shot and missed 5/6 at the line. But Sullivan provided the momentum-changing moment as he drove the lane for an 'and-one' play inside the final minute in what became a 6-0 finish to the quarter as Riders also scored a steal and lay-up through Connor Washington and Taylor made 1/2 free-throws, after another steal, as the Riders rediscovered their defensive vigour to trail 53-54 heading into the decisive quarter.

That momentum stayed with them as they opened the fourth with an 11-4 surge with Couisnard and Losonsky scoring 4 each to lead 58-64. The Lions scored a quick 6 in a row, capped by Perry Lawson, but their momentum was halted by Calvo's three-pointer and, crucially, Leicester's lead became two possessions inside the final three minutes as Calvo stole the ball passed to Taylor behind his back: the latter was fouled, making 1/2 at the line. A spell of tough defence followed as neither side scored for a minute and a half after Martin got the Lions back to 66-68 with two minutes to play. Within the final 30 seconds, Taylor made just 1/2 at the line to keep the Lions' hopes alive and it was a one-point game as Martin scored with 11 seconds to play at 68-69. Couisnard was sent to the line, holding his nerve to make both free-throws and leaving the Lions 8 seconds to find a three-pointer to tie the game; but Lawson couldn't find a shot under pressure from Sullivan and the latter saw the game out with the final two free-throws.
  




Rahmon
Fletcher
Eagles win BBL Cup and make history - 13 hours ago
Esh Group Eagles claimed their third consecutive BBL Cup title after defeating Glasgow Rocks 91-83 in front of a large crowd at the Barclaycard Arena. Rahmon Fletcher (177-PG-88, college: Green Bay) netted 29 points and dished out six assists to claim his third successive MVP award with Deondre Parks adding 25 points. The Eagles led by as many as 23 points in the contest and held off a valiant late run from Glasgow to secure another BBL piece of silverware. Neil Watson made a hot start...   [read more]

Tayo
Ogedengbe
BBL Round Up Sat 14 Jan - 13 hours ago
There were two crucial games in the BBL on Saturday night, with significant wins for Surrey Scorchers and Bristol Flyers. Scorchers made it into the BBL Trophy quarter-finals after winning with a buzzer-beater for the second night in a row. Tayo Ogedengbe(198-F-87) hit 20 points to lead Scorchers in an 88-87 defeat of London Lions at the Copper Box Arena, but it was Will Neighbour who provided the heroics with a tip-in to win the game with one second remaining. Meanwhile, in the BBL Cha...   [read more]
NBL D1 Round 14: Derby Trailblazers lose to Bradford D. - 1 day ago
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. The most important game in the last round took place in Bradford between second ranked Derby Trailblazers (10-3) and sixth ranked Bradford D. (8-7) on Saturday night. Derby Trailblazers were defeated by Bradford D. on the road 93-103. Bradford D. maintains sixth position with 8-7 record. Derby Trailblazers at the other side keep the second...   [read more]


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