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BBL Standings
 1. Leicester R. 20-2 
 2. Newcastle E. 19-6 
 3. Glasgow Rocks 16-9 
 4. Sheffield S. 16-10 
 5. London Lions 13-11 
 6. Worcester W. 13-12 
 7. Plymouth R. 12-13 
 8. Surrey S. 12-15 
 9. Bristol AF 11-14 
 10. Cheshire P. 7-17 
 11. Leeds Force 7-21 
 12. Manchester G. 4-21 
Full Standings
Last:3/19/2017
NBL D1 Standings
 1. Northumbria 22-3 
 2. Reading R. 19-5 
 3. Manchester M. 18-5 
 4. Derby T. 15-9 
 5. Solent K. 15-9 
 6. Loughborough 14-10 
 7. Hemel Storm 13-13 
 8. Bradford D. 12-12 
 9. Leicester W. 10-15 
 10. London Lituanica 9-12 
 11. Lancashire S 7-16 
 12. Worthing T. 7-18 
 13. Essex L. 5-20 
 14. Westminster W. 2-20 
Full Standings
Last:3/20/2017
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: 20.3
 1. Fletcher, Newcastl.20.3 
 2. Walker, Worceste.20.2 
 3. Hassan, London L.19.9 
 4. Cosby, Bristol AF18.8 
 5. Parks, Newcastl.18.5 
 6. Sanders, Leeds F.18.2 
 7. Grady, Plymouth R.17.8 
 8. Brown, Cheshire P.17.8 
 9. Dixon, Plymouth R.17.5 
 10. Watson, Glasgow .17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice WALKER
  Worceste.
  (208-F/C-91)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Walker, Worceste.9.8 
 2. Wroblicky, Sheffiel.8.4 
 3. Marsden, Leeds F.8.4 
 4. Hassan, London L.8.2 
 5. Brown, Cheshire P.8.0 
 6. Defoe, Newcastl.7.7 
 7. Achara, Glasgow .7.6 
 8. King, Leicester R.7.5 
 9. Jackman, Newcastl.7.4 
 10. Rollins, Surrey S.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Zaire TAYLOR
  London L.
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Taylor, London L.6.4 
 2. Fletcher, Newcastl.6.3 
 3. Klassen, Worceste.6.1 
 4. Clark, Leicester R.6.0 
 5. Wilcher, Cheshire P.6.0 
 6. Carter, Plymouth.5.6 
 7. Davis, Sheffield S.5.6 
 8. DiNunno, Cheshire.5.2 
 9. Ali, Bristol AF5.0 
 10. Sandoval, Leeds F.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Mike DINUNNO
  Cheshire.
  (180-PG-90)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. DiNunno, Cheshire.3.2 
 2. Taylor, London L.2.3 
 3. Bernardini, Leiceste.2.1 
 4. Carter, Plymouth.2.1 
 5. Nicholas, Plymouth R.2.1 
 6. Ali, Bristol AF2.0 
 7. Sandoval, Leeds F.2.0 
 8. Allen-Jordan, Cheshire.1.9 
 9. Neighbour, Surrey S.1.9 
 10. Jackman, Newcastl.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kieron ACHARA
  Glasgow .
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Achara, Glasgow .1.6 
 2. May-Thompson, Cheshire.1.6 
 3. Davis, Sheffield S.1.5 
 4. Webster, Manchest.1.4 
 5. Grady, Plymouth R.0.9 
 6. Martin, Newcastl.0.9 
 7. Brown, Cheshire P.0.8 
 8. McWhorter, Worceste.0.8 
 9. Dixon, Plymouth R.0.8 
 10. Smith, Bristol AF0.8 

British Basketball (Men)

Next Round Schedule

Round 27 (Regular Season)

Surrey S. 75% Mar.26 Leeds Force
Leicester R 75% Mar.26 Glasgow Rock
Manchester G Mar.26 London Lions 81%
Cheshire P. Mar.26 Worcester W 57%
Bristol AF 55% Mar.25 Surrey S.
London Lions 59% Mar.24 Cheshire P.
Plymouth R. Mar.24 Bristol AF 54%
Newcastle E 84% Mar.24 Manchester G
Worcester W 61% Mar.24 Newcastle E
Next Round Schedule

Round 26 (Regular Season)

Northumbria 69% Mar.26 Solent K.
Bradford D. 59% Mar.25 London Litua
Manchester M 69% Mar.25 Reading R.
Lancashire S 54% Mar.25 Leicester W
Hemel Storm Mar.25 Derby T. 52%
Worthing T. 72% Mar.25 Essex L.
Loughborough 91% Mar.25 Westminster
Martin's The Man - Feb 21, 2013


POSTED BY:
JEFF KING
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Anthony
Martin
After a desperately disappointing result at home against Cheshire Phoenix last Friday night when the visitors literally stole the win with the last play of the game to take a shock 94 - 92 victory, the Newcastle Eagles went in to Sundays game at Plymouth needing a win to get back on track.

That they achieved it was largely down to Charles Smith (198-F-75, college: Rider) and Kareem Maddox (202-F/C-89, college: Princeton) who had superb double-doubles, a double figure contribution from Darrius Defoe (204-F-84) and Joe Chapman (193-G-84, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: Marquette) and a stand-out performance from point guard Anthony Martin (186-PG-80).

Martin who was returning to one of his old stomping grounds at The Plymouth Pavillions had his finest game in an Eagles vest with 18 big points and an excellent 7 rebounds as he took advantage of lengthy court time to give his side a welcome boost and inspire them to a 96 - 79 victory.

After the game Martin spoke with EuroBasket about the importance of the win, his own personal performance and what it's like to play against one of his old clubs.

"I just think we came out motivated after losing our last game. We didn't want to lose two in a row and lose ground at the top of the league and in the title race. We knew we needed this game and the fact that were playing two games a week now instead of one means we're getting our rhythm back."

"So we just needed this game to get Friday out of our minds and I think we wanted it more than anything as we didn't want to travel all the way back home with another loss on our record."

"Defence was definitely the key. That's our main thing, defence. Defence before anything else. We defend and then we defend again. That's what we start with. Offence can come and go but defence has to be there all of the night."

A sound philosophy and one that Head Coach Fabulous Flournoy ensures all his team commit to and restricting The BBL's highest scoring team to 79 points on their own court is an impressive effort. Even more so when you consider the Eagles were without Damon Huffman (186-PG-85) and Flournoy himself limped out of the game at the half with a reoccurrence of his groin strain.

The Eagles needed someone to step up and that man was Martin who proved to be the X-factor in the pack popping up just when and where The Tynesiders needed him.

"Its a simple process. I just wanted to come out and do what I can for my team. I've been talking with Dave Forrester and Fab and they want me to be more aggressive and that's what I've been trying to do the last couple of games and I think I got it right tonight."

"The guys were looking for me so I owe them a lot of credit as they had to be defended so that got me open a lot and I just have to knock down my shots and I did that tonight."

Perhaps as well as he played and the importance of getting the win was paramount but it must also have been sweet for Martin to do it against his old club.

"Newcastle is my home now but Plymouth will always be a part of me 'cos I've been here so long and its always good to come back and see a lot of people that I consider family. But while it's always nice to come back down and see them but once I get on that court ain't nothing friendly about Plymouth and Newcastle so you've just got to go out there and win the game which we did."

"Going forward its about getting Damon and Fab back healthy again and then we'll have our whole team back and when we've got our whole team back we're real tough. We then have to find our rhythm as a unit and with everyone playing together we'll be ok."

The loss against Phoenix was a blow to the Eagles Championship hopes but there's still a lot of games left to play before the end of the season and Martin's assessment going forward is certainly one that makes sense and is worth looking out for.  




Matthew
Bryan-Amaning
Matthew Bryan-Amaning's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among British players playing currently abroad: - 1 day ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of British players who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88). He led Fukuoka Rizing to a victory over the league outsider Tokyo Big Blue in the Japanese B League D3 in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

Marek
Klassen
BBL All-Star Five - Week 24 - 1 day ago
It's rare that a club gets three spots in our line-up, but that honour goes to Sharks and there is also space for last Sunday's BBL Trophy Final MVP. Max Guercy (DBL Sharks Sheffield) The first of our terrific trio from Sheffield is also a debutante. The mid-season arrival managed to book his first ever starting berth by doing the business in the backcourt in a fine win against Eagles. He finished the contest with a classy double-double of 16 points and 10 assists, while also adding six...   [read more]

Taylor King
Taylor MVP as Riders storm to another Trophy title in record breaking style - 3 days ago
Riders defend their Trophy title in style with Finals record winning margin. BBL Trophy Final Leicester Riders 91 (27,47,72) (King 20, Hampton 16, Robertson 14) Plymouth Raiders 58 (7,26,41) (Corletto 20, Dixon 14, Nicholas 10) Leicester Riders defended their BBL Trophy title in style with a dominant 91-58 victory over Plymouth Raiders. Taylor King(203-F-88, college: Concordia Irvine, agency: HMS) picked up the MVP award after finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds with Pierre Hampto...   [read more]


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