Five games are scheduled in the Women's top division this weekend including back to back games for Leeds and Sevenoaks.
Nottingham Wildcats v UWIC Archers
26 November, 5.30pm, Nottingham Wildcats Arena
Nottingham Wildcats won their first game of the season last weekend but to continue their streak they must defeat the current league leaders UWIC Archers on Saturday.
Wildcats were defeated in their opening three league games but looked more like the 15-6 team they were in 2010/11 against Durham, beating the northern team by 32 points.
UWIC coach Damian Jennings realizes the threat Nottingham pose:
'We know how tough this game will be as Nottingham at their place has always been a testing road trip. I think we can pretty much forget their start to the season at this point as a measure of them given their last few results, the calibre of the starting group and the quality of coach Burton - it was only a matter of time before they found their rhythm,' he said.
UWIC are 4-0 so far this season and, along with Wildcats, are through to the National Cup semi finals.
Jennings, who is also the Great Britain Under 20 Women's head coach and Senior Women assistant coach, continued by saying:
'We are hungry to prove ourselves on the road with not just wins but performances that have us moving forward. There are some key match-ups in this game but ultimately, like always, we will look to get it done across the depth of the roster and not just rely on individual performances.'
City of Sheffield Hatters v Durham Wildcats
26 November, 4pm, All Saints
After suffering a shock loss to Sevenoaks Suns last weekend, Hatters will look to get back on track in the league when they host the struggling Durham Wildcats Saturday afternoon. Sheffield dropped their first game in a year last weekend at Sevenoaks, while Durham's pummelling at the hands of Nottingham pushed them to 1-4 this season.
Despite their lowly start, Durham do have the league's current leader in scoring and rebounds, Rachel Baker
(183-G, college: William Woods
). The American is also leading the league in three-point shooting percentage (60%).
Barking Abbey Leopards v Leeds Carnegie
26 November, 8pm, Barking Abbey LC
Leeds Carnegie will hope to lift themselves off the foot of the table with two games this weekend, first of which against Barking Abbey on the road.
The 8pm tip in London means coach Nick Dawson
and Leeds will be returning late for their Sunday home game and a win would be welcome for the Yorkshire club, who are 0-3.
Barking Abbey look strong at this early stage of the season, with a couple of league wins and Hatters only scraped by them in the National Cup quarter finals last weekend.
In Harriett Yea, Sarah McKay and Kashmere Joseph they three solid players with national teams experience and fans will likely see them as playoff contenders this season.
Team Northumbria v Sevenoaks Suns
26 November, 4pm, Sport Central
Coach Len Busch and Sevenoaks Suns' reward for beating one of the league's top teams is a two-game road trip in the north, starting with Team Northumbria on Saturday afternoon.
Suns' defeat of Hatters was amongst a few EBL upsets last weekend, that also saw Derby and Reading eliminated from the Men's National Cup. Sevenoaks also advanced to the semis of the National Cup.
Team Northumbria are 2-2 so far this season and scored at least 90 points in the games they've won, backed by their high-scoring import Ta'Yani Clark. Clark is the league's second-best scorer and rebounder and leads Division 1 in assists per game so far this season.
Leeds Carnegie v Sevenoaks Suns
27 November, 2pm, Leeds Met University
Sevenoaks travel a couple of hours south for Sunday's game against Leeds Carnegie as both teams look to refresh from their Saturday road trips.
A pair of wins for either of these clubs would be welcome this weekend. Sevenoaks could push themselves to 4-1, joining Sheffield and UWIC near the table top, and wins for Leeds would obviously be their first of the season.Courtesy of: http://www.englandbasketball.co.uk