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

Nine games make up week 10 of Division Two, with Manchester Magic playing on both Saturday and Sunday. Here’s the latest preview...


Game of the Week

 Ipswich Basketball (4-2) v Essex Rebels (5-1)

 At the top of the Southern Conference table, Essex Rebels travel to Copleston Centre to take on Ipswich Basketball who sit fourth in the league table with a record of 4-2.

The Rebels suffered their first loss of the season in week 9, falling short to East London All Stars 74-68, Tom Child scoring 12 points and adding four assists in the defeat.

The hosts also head into the weekend’s action on the back of a loss, suffering a 81-60 defeat to London Westside.

Just two points separate the sides in the ladder.


Elsewhere in D2M

 Elsewhere in the Southern Conference, it’s an entertaining clash in the capital as second placed BC Medelynas London (5-2) take on rivals London Westside (3-2) at Newham Sixth Form College. BC London scored more points than any other team in week 9, claiming an impressive 114-66 victory over Cardiff Met Archers.

It’s a battle of seventh against eighth when Greenwich Titans (2-4) travel to Sussex Bears (1-5), with the hosts searching for their second win of the season. The Titans secured their second win of the season in week 9 against Team Solent Kestrels II with a 91-72 scoreline, whilst the Bears suffered a defeat to London Greenhouse Pioneers.

It’s a bottom of the table clash when Cardiff (1-4) host Team Solent Kestrels II (1-6), with both sides searching for their second win of the season.

Current Player of the Week Yonathan Napoleon and his London Greenhouse Pioneers are without a game, as their fixture against East London All Stars has been postponed.

In the Northern Conference, table toppers Team Newcastle University (7-0) host Derbyshire Arrows (4-3). Newcastle remain the only unbeaten side in Division Two with the perfect record, and recently defeated next best Myerscough College with a slim 70-68 victory. Tom Horvat scored a game high of 21 points.

Manchester Magic (5-2) will be hoping for double delight at home as they face University of Chester (3-5) on Saturday and then Bristol Hurricanes (0-6) less than 24 hours later.

Derbyshire Spartans (2-5) will be hoping to climb the table in the next few weeks, but they face tough opponents in Charnwood College Riders (5-2), who sit third in the table and recently defeated Sheffield Hallam University 93-61.

Finally, second-placed Myerscough (5-2) face Team Birmingham Elite (4-3), with just two points separating the sides on the table. Ronald Oberia one to keep an eye out for,scoring a game high of 33 points in Birmingham’s success last week.


Full fixtures and stats


Saturday 30 November 2019

5:00pm - Sussex Bears v Greenwich Titans - LIVE STATS

5:30pm - Ipswich Basketball v Essex Rebels - LIVE STATS

6:00pm - BC Medelynas London v London Westside - LIVE STATS

6:30pm - Manchester Magic v University of Chester - LIVE STATS

7:00pm - Team Birmingham Elite v Myerscough College - LIVE STATS

7:00pm - Team Newcastle University v Derbyshire Arrows - LIVE STATS


Sunday 1 December 2019

3:30pm - Charnwood College v Derbyshire Spartans - LIVE STATS

4:00pm - Cardiff Met Archers v Team Solent Kestrels II - LIVE STATS

6:15pm - Manchester Magic v Bristol Hurricanes - LIVE STATS


*Photo Credit - Nick Winter