NBL Division One Preview - Week 10 (30 November/1 December 2019)

Things are getting tight at the top with four teams sharing the same record of 7-2 below Solent Kestrels who sit at the top of the table. Seven games make up round 10 as we enter December.

 Game of the Week

 Solent Kestrels (9-0) v Loughborough Riders (6-3)

Solent Kestrels continue to demonstrate how well they work together as a team as they remain the only unbeaten side in the division with a perfect record of 9-0.

Most recently, they were awarded a 20-0 victory after Liverpool forfeited their fixture in week 9, so they will head into this fixture feeling fresh and ready for the challenge.

Last week, Loughborough Riders claimed a 90-77 victory over Leicester Warriors, with Harrison Gamble scoring 20 points. The Riders sit sixth in the league table, with a record of 6-3.


Elsewhere in D1M

Current Player of the Week, Taylor Johnson will be hoping to repeat last week’s performance where he scored 36 points, six rebounds and added three assists, two ball steals and an efficiency rating of 37. His side Thames Valley Cavaliers (7-2) host Nottingham Hoods (2-7), who recently claimed their second win of the season with Demetrius Houston standing out with a game high 18 points.

In second place, Hemel Storm (7-2) head into the weekend following an overtime victory over Bradford Dragons 94-88, the second successive week their game has gone to OT. Storm take on Barking Abbey (8-1), who sit 13th in the ladder.

At the foot of the table and continuing to fight for their first W of the season, Essex & Herts Leopards (0-9) host Liverpool (2-7) who are just two places above. Despite the defeats, Hafeez Abdul has impressed for the Leopards, and has scored game highs in two consecutive weeks, tallying up a total of 67 points.

Following their overtime loss, Bradford Dragons (3-6) host Westminster Warriors (3-6) in a battle of ninth versus tenth respectively.

Elsewhere in the league, Worthing Thunder (7-2) scored more points than any other team in week 9 with a 111-90 victory over the Warriors, and they take on Leicester Warriors (4-5).

Finally, fourth-placed Reading Rockets (7-2) host Derby Trailblazers (5-4).


Full fixtures and stats

Saturday 30 November 2019

 6:15pm - Bradford Dragons v Westminster Warriors - LIVE STATS

6:15pm - Thames Valley Cavaliers v Nottingham McDonald’s Hoods - LIVE STATS

6:30pm - Loughborough Riders v Solent Kestrels - LIVE STATS

7:00pm - Hemel Storm v Barking Abbey - LIVE STATS

7:30pm - Worthing Thunder v Leicester Warriors - LIVE STATS


Sunday 1 December 2019

 3:30pm - Essex & Herts Leopards v Liverpool - LIVE STATS

5:00pm - Reading Rockets v Derby Trailblazers - LIVE STATS


*Photo Credit - Luke Simcock