NBL Division Two Recap - Week 6 (2/3 November 2019)

Just two teams remain unbeaten in Division Two, whilst Myerscough College and Essex Rebels lead the way in the Northern and Southern Conferences respectively.

Game of the Week

BC Medelynas London 74-86 East London All Stars

It was a local derby in the capital, and a close battle in terms of league positions which resulted in great contest.

It was the visitors in East London All Stars who took the victory, despite the hosts starting the brightest with a 30-23 score in the first quarter. It wasn’t until the last quarter that helped the All Stars clinch victory, with a dominant 27-11 frame.

Grant Bryant was the leading scorer in the game with 32 points for the All Stars, adding eight assists and one block. Ausridas Petraitis scored 25 points for the hosts, to go with 10 rebounds.

Elsewhere in D2M

In the Southern Conference, Essex Rebels remain the only unbeaten team in the standings following a hard-fought 87-84 victory over Team Solent Kestrels II.

Solent Kestrels headed into the fourth and final quarter with a slight six-point lead, but the hosts claimed back the win with a 22-13 score in the last quarter.

Austin Butler scored a game high 37 points, adding three assists, whilst Theo King scored 24 points, four rebounds and three assists.

Ipswich Basketball travelled to the capital of Wales to face Cardiff Met Archers and returned home happy with a 109-92 victory, Jake Eynon scoring 37 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds.

At the bottom of the table, Greenwich Titans continue to search for their first win of the season falling to a close 88-82 defeat to London Greenhouse Pioneers, who sit sixth in the table.

Meanwhile London Westside claimed their second win of the season over Sussex Bears. The 79-67 win came courtesy of  24 points from Donald Morris.

In the Northern Conference, Myerscough College continued their impressive season with a 83-69 victory over Bristol Academy Flyers and are now top of the table above Team Newcastle University.

University of Chester went to 3-2 with a win over Derbyshire Spartans, whilst current Player of the Week Jordan Santiago, who was vital in his side’s victory last week against the Flyers, scored 14 points on the wrong end of the result.

Max Gausden's 24 points, four rebounds and five steals were more than enough to help Charnwood past Team Birmingham Elite 78-63.

Finally, Manchester Magic triumphed over Derbyshire Arrows 90-84 with Andre Gayle, Luke Gordos and Josh Grant scoring 49 between them for Magic, whilst Joseph Baugh scored 20 for the visitors.

Full results and stats

Saturday 2 November 2019

3:30pm - London Greenhouse Pioneers 88-82 Greenwich Titans - LIVE STATS
4:00pm - Myerscough College 83-69 Bristol Academy Flyers - LIVE STATS
4:30pm - Cardiff Met Archers 92-109 Ipswich Basketball - LIVE STATS
6:00pm - University of Chester 81-75 Derbyshire Spartans - LIVE STATS
6:00pm - BC Medelynas London 74-86 East London All Stars - LIVE STATS
6:15pm - London Westside 79-67 Sussex Bears - LIVE STATS
6:30pm - Manchester Magic 90-84 Derbyshire Arrows - LIVE STATS
7:00pm - Team Newcastle University 92-79 Bristol Hurricanes - LIVE STATS
7:00pm - Essex Rebels 87-84 Team Solent Kestrels II - LIVE STATS
8:00pm - Team Birmingham Elite 63-78 Charnwood College Riders - LIVE STATS

Up next

Another busy schedule next weekend. Team Newcastle University return to action and fight for top spot against Sheffield Hallam University, whilst Myerscough College host University of Chester.

Team Birmingham Elite host Bristol Hurricanes and rivals Bristol Academy Flyers face Derbyshire Arrows.

Manchester Magic will travel to Charnwood College.

East London All Stars host London Westside in the capital, whilst Cardiff Met Archers play Greenwich Titans.

Elsewhere, Sussex Bears face Essex Revels, London Greenhouse Pioneers travel to Team Solent Kestrels II and Ipswich Basketball host BC Medelynas London.

Main image credit - Nick Winter