Leicester Warriors 91 v 93 Essex Leopards
Saturday 2 March 2019 - 3.00pm
Essex Leopards held off a late comeback from Leicester, as the Big Cats snapped the Warriors' win streak to improve to 12-9. Essex got back to winning ways with a well-earned victory, coming back from trailing early on to take control in this one. Leading by 12 points early in the fourth stanza, it looked like the game might be over, but a strong run from Leicester cut the deficit to just four. Preserving a seven point advantage heading into the final two minutes, the Big Cats were the recipients of a 6-0 run by the Warriors, cutting the lead to 91-92 with 31 seconds remaining. Sam Newman came up empty on what could have been a dagger triple, but the Leopards came up with the offensive rebound. Leicester had to foul to send Lee Hodges to the line, splitting the pair to make it a two point game - time then expired before the Warriors to get off a final shot.
The narrow victory for the Leopards was led by 28 points, five rebounds and two assists from Asante Sandiford, while big man Lee Hodges provided support with 19 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. Chuck Duru came off the bench to chip in 18 points and two rebounds, while captain Sam Newman added 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Leicester's one-two punch of Raphell Thomas-Edwards and Taylor Johnson had another exceptional game for Coach Karl Brown, with Johnson pouring in a team-high 25 points, six rebounds and six assists. Thomas-Edwards added his customary double-double performance of 23 points, 14 rebounds and four assists, while Elhji Jabby and Martyn Gayle contributed 16 points apiece.
Leopards walk out with the W today 91-93. Tough game against in form @Leics_Warriors— Essex Leopards (@essexleopards) 2 March 2019
Asante finishes with 28 points, hitting some big shots for his team. Another solid performance from the American. #Leopards #TheBigCats #NBL1819 pic.twitter.com/L2ikgVsEuD
Team Newcastle 73 v 84 Bradford Dragons
Saturday 2 March 2019 - 3.00pm
In a battle of two of the longest losing streaks that we have seen throughout this campaign, it was the Bradford Dragons who came out on top to end their run of defeats at eight games. The Dragons led from tip to buzzer in this road encounter, but didn't have things all their own way as Coach Ian Hewitt's side put up a strong fight - especially throughout the final stanza. With a 17 point lead midway through the third, the visitors looked comfortable, but were quickly brought back down to Earth as Newcastle went on a 15-3 run over the next four minutes to make it a five point gap at the third quarter break. The deficit would be cut to as little as three points over the final 10 minutes, but an 11-3 run over the final few minutes put an end to the comeback effort.
Leading the charge in the much-needed win for Bradford was Rihards Sulcs who had a game-high 24 points to go with nine rebounds, three assists and five steals. Ricky Fetske supported with 18 points, 11 rebounds and three assists, while Rafael Saipe added 14 points, 12 assists and six rebounds. Andreas Lycoudis knocked down three triples to chip in 11 points and three assists off the bench. Meanwhile, the inside duo of Tosan Evbuomwan and Onyekachi Nzerem paced Newcastle with 19 points apiece, Evbuomwan added eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals, while Nzerem contributed three rebounds and four assists. Ben Seipt chipped in 13 points, two rebounds and two assists, while Victor Fuentes came off the bench to shoot three-for-three from behind the arc as he finished with 11 points and two rebounds.
Well, that’s it, game over and the Dragons take the win over Team Newcastle University. Final Score: Newcastle 73, Bradford 84.— Bradford Dragons (@DragonsBradford) 2 March 2019
Reading Rockets 90 v 91 Team Solent Kestrels
Saturday 2 March 2019 - 5.00pm
A highly exciting matchup went right down the wire at the 'Mead on Saturday evening, as the Rockets pushed the Kestrels all the way to the final buzzer. Unable to extend their win streak to three games, Reading definitely had their chance to take control of this one - as the hosts led for a good portion of the first half. However, a 12-2 run midway through the third period swung the momentum of the game into the Kestrels' favour, as the visitors took an eight point advantage - their largest lead of the game to that point.
The gap would grow to 11 points early in the fourth, but a 10-3 run from the Rockets cut the deficit to 83-87 with around a minute and a half to play. Chris Scarlett hit a triple to make it 83-90, before AJ Carr & Trae Pemberton answered to make it 88-90 with just 20 seconds remaining. Tayo Oyefusi came up empty at the rim on the next trip, before Adrian O'Sullivan missed two crucial free throws when Reading had the chance to tie. David Chive had to foul to send Elliott Dadds to the line, hitting one of two to extend the gap to to 88-91. Carr got the stripe on the final play of the game, making both to cut the lead to one. A last second time-out from Coach Matt Guymon allowed the Kestrels to get the ball in safely and see time expire for an important win.
Travis Charles led the road team with 29 points and 10 rebounds, while Chris Scarlett came off the bench to chip in 18 points as he knocked down six triples. Herm Senor II finished with 15 points, 10 assists, three rebounds and four steals, while Elliott Dadds supported with 11 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Trae Pemberton led all scorers with 30 points for the Rockets, adding five rebounds, three assists and two steals. AJ Carr finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, while Danny Carter chipped in 14 points, five rebounds, six assists and two steals. Adrian O'Sullivan had 11 points, two rebounds and three assists, while Sydney Donaldson rounded out the double digit scorers with 10 points, five rebounds and two assists.
NBL D1@rocketsreading 90 | Team Solent Kestrels 91— Team Solent Kestrels (@SolentKestrels) 4 March 2019
Kestrels hold off late surge from Rockets to pick up important win on the road.
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Hemel Storm 105 v 83 Barking Abbey Crusaders
Saturday 2 March 2019 - 7.00pm
Hemel built on a strong run in February with a good start to their March schedule as they came out of the gates hot to pick up an impressive win over Barking Abbey. With a 57-31 score favouring the Storm at the half, the lead then grew to a 30 point gap midway through the third, with the game over as a contest. The Hertfordshire-based squad improved to 7-12 with the victory, closing the gap on the playoff spots and increasing the breathing room between themselves and the drop zone.
TrayVonn Wright continued his impressive arrival at Hemel, leading all scorers with 31 points, 18 rebounds, four assists and two blocks. Blayne Freckleton added 25 points, five rebounds and three assists, while Bode Adeluola chipped in 21 points, four rebounds and six assists. Jack Burnell came off the bench to contribute 11 points and four rebounds. Ade Adebayo paced the Crusaders' effort with 20 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Robin Bedford supported with 15 points and four rebounds. Tautvydas Mieliauskas and Kyle Carey added 14 points apiece as the other major contributors for Coach Lloyd Gardner's side.
Saturday 2 March 2019 - 7.15pm
Loughborough needed a late run to pick up the win in this top of the table all-East Midlands derby, as the Trailblazers ran out of steam in the final stanza. The Riders led for much of the contest, before a strong run by the hosts either side of the half-time interval gave them a narrow lead in the early stages of the third quarter. Derby entered the fourth period with a two point advantage, but Loughborough scored the first 14 points of the quarter unanswered - led by David Forsyth and Reis Pinnock - taking a commanding lead that they would not relinquish.
Jonas Dieterich was the leading scorer in the important win for the Riders, as he knocked down six from behind the arc for 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Niall Harris provided ample support with a double-double of 17 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks, while Reis Pinnock added 17 points of his own to go with eight rebounds and two assists. Alex Roberts had 12 points and six assists, while Lucien Cristofis finished with 11 points and three rebounds to round out the double digit scorers. Derby were paced by a dominant effort from Malcolm Smith as he finished with 29 points, eight rebounds and two blocks, while Isa Brandon added 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists. The only other double figure scorer for the Blazers was Kayne King who chipped in 12 points and nine assists, with Tre-Shawn Wilford also contributiong eight points and seven assists.
Saturday 2 March 2019 - 7.30pm
Worthing kept their titles dreams alive as they made a successful return back to their home floor to improve to 17-4 on the campaign. Remaining top of the table overnight on Saturday, the Thunder got things done against the Hoods with a late run - after falling behind for a large portion of the contest. A rare sight at the Thunderdome saw Worthing go down by double digits in the second quarter, before a sharp run brought them back on level terms just before the half. However, the Hoods came out as the stronger side after the interval, leading for the first 15 minutes of the second half.
When Delaney Powell gave Nottingham a 72-81 advantage with 4:53 on the clock, the Thunder needed a spark and they needed one fast. Zaire Taylor had eight quick points as part of a 17-1 run over the next three minutes that turned the game on its head, giving Worthing a 89-82 lead with just 1:09 remaining. Taylor added to his tally down the stretch, taking his fourth quarter contributions to 15 points, as the hosts kept Nottingham at arms length to take the spoils.
Zaire Taylor led all scorers with 30 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals, while Alex Owumi supported with 20 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. Jorge Ebanks finished with 18 points, 10 assists and six steals, while captain Brendan Okoronkwo chipped in 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Cole Welle led the Hoods with a double-double of 19 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists, while Delaney Powell contributed 17 points, four rebounds and three assists. Euan James came off the bench for 14 points and six rebounds, while captain Luke Mitchell chipped in 11 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Sunday 3 March 2019 - 4.00pm
Hemel completed an impressive double-header of victories on Sunday when they knocked off Essex to take another big step towards a potential late run at a playoff spot. The visitors fell behind in the second quarter and trailed by five at the half-time interval, but stormed back into the contest with an 18-1 run to kick off the third period. Hemel's dominance continued as they closed out a 34-12 quarter, building an insurmountable lead that they never relinquished.
Bode Adeluola had team-high 27 points, 10 assists and four rebounds for Hemel, while Tom Adorian also finished with a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds. TrayVonn Wright supported with 20 points, five rebounds, two steals and three blocks, while Blayne Freckleton finished with 20 points of his own, to go with three rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Will Ashby provided a spark off the bench as he chipped in 14 points, knocking down 4-6 from behind the arc, with two rebounds and two assists.
Huge road win for us today against @essexleopards. @Bodeisel lead the way on offence with his usual dominance, @washby9 and @blaynefrex shot great from the outside and @trayvonn42 delivered once again with his ever-reliable offence. #ItsStormSeason⛈ pic.twitter.com/lYFUsVcz3R— Hemel Storm (@hemelstorm) 3 March 2019
Sunday 3 March 2019 - 5.00pm
Reading bounced back from a disappointing single point loss at the hands of Team Solent to grab a well-earned victory over Nottingham, splitting their home double-header weekend. The Rockets improved to 12-8 on the season, putting them in a good position to fight for a top six spot as the regular season comes to its climax, while the Hoods' back-to-back losses see them fall to 8-13 for the campaign; now in ninth position. The hosts held Nottingham at arms length for the majority of the contest, holding a single digit lead for much of the game - before the Hoods went on a 9-0 run that cut the deficit from 12 points to just three, with the score at 79-76. The Rockets regained their composure to score the final nine points of the contest, stretching their lead once again to run out as victors.
Trae Pemberton led the Rockets once again, this time pouring in 26 points, five rebounds, seven assists and two steals, while AJ Carr supported with 16 points, five rebounds and three assists. Sydney Donaldson finished with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds, while David Chive added 10 points and three assists. Leading the way for the Hoods in back-to-back games was Cole Welle, as the big man finished with a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds. David Watts came off the bench to add 19 points, seven rebounds, two assists and four steals, while Delaney Powell rounded out the double figure contributors with 13 points, four rebounds and two steals.
Sunday 3 March 2019 - 6.00pm
The final game of the NBL Division One weekend saw a critical matchup in the title race take place on the south coast. Loughborough Riders split their road double-header, allowing the Kestrels to pick up an all-important win that put them back on top of the standings. The hosts opened up an impressive lead early on, pouring in 33 points in the first stanza - while conceding just 13. Doubling down on their advantage in the second, Team Solent withstood a run by the visitors to pull away further just before the half. With the game effectively over at the half, the young Riders squad kept it a contest by persevering throughout the latter stages, cutting the deficit to just 12 points midway through the fourth - however, inconsistent outside shooting saw the game get away from them as they dropped to 14-6 on the season.
Travis Charles was impressive once again for Coach Matt Guymon's side, leading all scorers with 27 points, 15 rebounds and three assists. Herm Senor II offered support with 17 points, two rebounds, six assists and three steals, while skipper Louie Kirkman chipped in 15 points, five rebounds and two steals. Elliott Dadds finished just shy of a double-double with nine points, 13 assists and four rebounds, while sharpshooter Chris Scarlett came off the bench to knock down three triples, adding nine points and four rebounds. Meanwhile, the Riders were led by Reis Pinnock who came off the bench for 17 points, eight rebounds and two assists, while Niall Harris paced the starters with 13 points, five rebounds and three assists. Alex Roberts chipped in 12 points, six rebounds and three assists as the only other double figure scorer.
NBL D1— Team Solent Kestrels (@SolentKestrels) 5 March 2019
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Kestrels avenge cup final defeat with dominant display over Loughborough.
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Saturday 2 March 2019 - 3.30pm
Bristol Academy Flyers maintained their position atop the WNBL Division One standings with a narrow two point victory over the visiting Southwark Pride on Saturday afternoon. The hosts led for much of the game, even opening up a 12 point advantage in the third quarter, before trading baskets to lead 44-33 with 6:35 on the clock. After a Jackson Gibbons' timeout with 4:35 remaining, Southwark found their rhythm on both ends of the floor and scored the next 12 points unanswered - taking their first lead since the early stages with a 44-45 advantage. Coach Gareth Till called timeout, and the Flyers executed to get Flo Ward a look from behind the arc, which she knocked down off the Mai Zilbeti assist - giving Bristol the decisive 47-45 lead. Coach Gibbons used his final timeout, but Southwark couldn't get a look to tie the game as time expired.
In addition to her crucial late game heroics, Flo Ward also led her team with a game-high 14 points, five rebounds and three assists, while captain Fiona Fox offered support with 12 points and five rebounds. Mai Zilbeti chipped in an all-round effort of 10 points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals. Leading the way for the Pride was Jade Guidolin Duncan who finished with 10 points and three rebounds, while Megan Haines added nine points and a steal. Simona Henshaw did her damage on the boards as she finished with 14 rebounds to go with five points, while there was also a six point, eight rebound effort from Khadija Conteh.
Saturday 2 March 2019 - 6.00pm
A double-header NBL Takeover weekend for Sevenoaks Suns II didn't get off to the best start on the road in the West Midlands, as Team Birmingham Elite picked up an important win to see them improve to 4-11 and grab the eighth spot in the standings - for now. The game was close throughout, with the two sides never separated by more than seven points, as Birmingham rallied from an early deficit to lead for much of the game from the second stanza onwards. Crucial scores down the stretch allowed Elite to maintain control of the game, hitting their free throws in the clutch to preserve their advantage.
Rebecca Brindley paced the West Midlands' side with 18 points, three rebounds, two assists and five steals, while Jessica Cooper supported with 12 points and two rebounds.
Saturday 2 March 2019 - 7.00pm
Loughborough added to their resume as a team to watch down the stretch in WNBL Division One, as the young Riders grabbed an impressive win on Saturday night that sees them improve to 9-5 on the season in fourth place. The dominant victory came against a struggling Barking Abbey side that has dropped to the bottom of the standings lately, falling to a 4-13 record with this loss. An even game in the early going, Barking held their own and trailed by just five points at the half-time interval. However, the scoring for the visitors dried up in the second half, as the East London side managed just 14 points after the break. The Riders capitalised on the stops and were able to run up their own score, finding their touch with runs midway through the third and again to start the fourth.
Rebecca Morrison led the way for a deep Riders side, dropping a game-high 22 points and three rebounds in an efficient scoring effort. Imogen Cook supported with nine points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals, while Holly Wright had eight points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals. Meanwhile, off the bench, Lauren Saa and Alex Baker chipped in seven points and six points, respectively. Sade Orija led Barking with 10 points, four rebounds and two assists, while captain Jolicia Cadogan added nine points, three rebounds and three steals. There was also an eight point, eight rebound effort from Lilly Annim, as the only other major contributor for Coach Tope Alli-Balogun's side.
Sunday 3 March 2019 - 1.30pm
Sunday's action in WNBL Division One tipped off with Sevenoaks completing their takeover weekend double-header with a tricky matchup against Anglia Ruskin. The Rhinos grabbed another all-important win to continue to fuel their title ambitions, using a good second half performance to pull away and clinch the victory. The visitors edged ahead by just two points at the half, but a strong run midway through the third grew the gap to as many as 14 points, before another sharp run in the fourth had the lead out to beyond 20 points. The dominant second half performance led to a win that keeps the Cambridge-based side in with a chance of catching Bristol atop the standings down the stretch.
A double-double of 19 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and four steals from skipper Katrin Hulme led the Anglia Ruskin effort, while Jazmin Gyulai added a near double-double of nine points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals. Sofia Koutsourelaki chipped in eight points, two rebounds, two assists, while there was six points apiece from Barbara Gonzalez Palacios and Katarzyna Neininger. Kenisha Whyte weathered a poor shooting performance to get to the free throw line plenty of times as she led the Suns with 11 points and 14 rebounds, while Olivia Partridge finished with eight points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals. Zulieka Franklin came off the bench to add eight points, four rebounds and three steals as the other major contributor for Coach James Hussein.
Sunday 3 March 2019 - 2.15pm
Ipswich dropped to an even .500 record on the season with a narrow road loss against Reading, as the Rockets led from tip to buzzer in a game where they rarely looked troubled. Trailing by as many as 18 points in the third quarter, Ipswich weren't ready to give up as they rallied from a 15 points deficit with five minutes to play - cutting the gap to just four points down the stretch. However, two clutch free three from Noa Sanchez Marques grew the gap to a definitive six points, as both Charlotte Redhead and Harriet Welham came up empty on shots from deep to cut the lead.
Monica Herranz De Antonio led the way for the Rockets with a near triple-double of 10 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, while Carmen Segura Moreno added 11 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Maria Angeles Valdeolmillos Gomez matched her teammates' output with 11 points of her own, chipping in four rebounds, three steals and three blocks, while Noa Sanchez Marques contributed nine points and four assists off the bench. 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists in a full 40 minutes of game-time from Harriet Welham led the Ipswich effort, while Danielle Cazey had 15 points and three rebounds. Young guard Charlotte Redhead added eight points and five rebounds, while there was a monster rebounding effort from Esther Little who pulled down 13 boards to go with five points, four assists, four steals and two blocks.
'Enhorabuena' for an important Win yesterday for the Ladies Senior Basketball Team 🏀 @ReadingRocketsW played @IpswichBball 🏀 Final Score (64-58) #TogetherWeAreBasketbALL #NBL1819 pic.twitter.com/sYtzlg3qjV— Ralston (@ralston61200112) 4 March 2019
Saturday 2 March 2019 - 4.00pm
The action in NBL Division Two got underway on Saturday afternoon with Derbyshire Arrows paying the capital a visit to face London United. After a tight first quarter, the hosts used a sharp run to begin the second to pull away by 10 points at the half-time interval, before increasing their lead to 20 with another run to begin the third stanza. The game was far from over, as the Arrows pulled off a good run to span either side of the third quarter break to cut the deficit to just seven points, before United regained their composure to pull away once again to seal the win.
Yonathan Napoleon led United with 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Modestas Krasauskas added a near indentical stat-line of 22 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Captain Daniel Szatkowski came off the bench for 16 points, seven rebounds and two steals, while Alec Reed Academy star Elias Poorman chipped in nine points, three rebounds and seven assists off the bench. Callum McKenzie led all scorers as he paced Derbyshire with 26 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals, while Joseph Baugh had 19 points and eight rebounds. Osemwegie Eboigbe finished with a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds, with James Kelly and JJ Wright chipping in six points apiece off the bench.
Saturday 2 March 2019 - 5.00pm
The battle of the North West went the way of the all-conquering Liverpool squad who improved to 16-0 on the season - now just four games away from a perfect league record for the campaign. A relatively even first half saw the dominant Merseysiders edge ahead before the hosts poured in 38 points in an explosive second quarter, leading by 20+ at the half-time break. A strong third quarter saw the lead grow to as much as a 40 point gap, before Myerscough rallied down the stretch to win the fourth when Coach Delme Herriman emptied his bench in the latter stages.
All five starters scored in double digits in the free-scoring Liverpool performance, with David Ulph leading the way with 22 points, 12 rebounds and three assists, while Kaphel Ulett-Waul finished with 20 points and three rebounds. Skipper Jack Hudson chipped in 16 points, three rebounds and four assists, while Kenny Ogunneye had 14 points, eight rebounds and two steals. Mark Rangeley rounded out the double digit scorers with 10 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals, while Reiss Haggith came off the bench for nine points and three rebounds. Mate Okros led the way for Myerscough with 22 points, seven rebounds and two assists, while Callan Low supported with 19 points, two rebounds and four steals. Meanwhile, Jamie Gray and David Walsh provided key sparks off the bench with 11 points and 10 points, respectively.
FINAL - D2 #NBL1819— Liverpool Basketball (@LBCBasketball) 2 March 2019
Saturday 2 March 2019 - 5.30pm
Ipswich were able to avenge their loss in the Patrons Cup final as the Suffolk-based squad dealt Westminster just their fourth league loss of the campaign. The Warriors opened up an early lead behind an explosive 34 point first quarter, but the hosts quickly rallied and took a lead of their own just before the half. The lead changed hands numerous times early in the third, but a sharp run to end the period allowed Ipswich to settle into an advantage that they would not relinquish - despite Westminster tying things up with three minutes to play. A decisive 11-3 run over the final three minutes gave Ipswich the cushion they needed as the scoring dried up for the visiting side.
Veron Eze had 24 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks to lead Ipswich, while the sharp-shooting Ben Winter knocked down four triples to support with 20 points, four rebounds and four assists. Captain Cameron Hawes finished with 18 points having knocked down five from behind the arc, while Ethan Price had a quieter evening than usual, but still stuffed the stat-sheet with eight points, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks. Justin Hitchman paced the Warriors with 22 points, six rebounds and five assists, while Juan Manning contributed 15 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Philip Lartey came off the bench to add 15 points of his own, to go with three rebounds, while player-coach Jon Johnson chipped in eight points and an impressive 17 rebounds.
Saturday 2 March 2019 - 6.15pm
The penultimate game of the NBL Division Two weekend saw a cross-capital derby go the way of London Westside, with the hosts able to clinch a narrow victory for their third win of the season. The Pioneers' torrid second half of the season continues, as their record since the festive break dropped to 1-6 with this loss. Westside led early on in this one, but Greenhouse quickly took control to lead by double digits at points throughout the second and third quarters, before a strong run brought the hosts back into contention. The road team led by just two points when the fourth quarter began, and Westside quickly took control to lead by five.
However, a lay-up from Francesco Rinaldi with three minutes to play saw the Pioneers tie things up at 66-66, setting up an exciting final few minutes. Donald Morris and Santiago Leon hit back-to-back buckets to see Westside lead 70-66, before a free throw from Lisandro Lussenhoff and a triple from Theo Deleligne tied it up at 70-70 with just 18 seconds on the clock. On the final possession, Leon got to the basket and was fouled by Rinaldi, calming making both free throws for the decisive 72-70 lead. After a Coach Krneta timeout, the Pioneers had a shot to tie things up, but Milos Sefcic came up empty on the last second try.
Santiago Leon led Westside in their victory with 24 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and two steals, while Donald Morris supported with 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and six steals. Mansour Mbye was the only other double digit scorer in the host's win, as he chipped in 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals. Kyle Diaz knocked down four three-pointers en route to leading the Pioneers with 14 points, while Theo Deleligne supported with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals. Francesco Rinaldi chipped in nine points and 12 rebounds, while Mbombo Yegba contributed seven points and seven rebounds.
Sunday 3 March 2019 - 5.00pm
East London All Stars wrapped up the NBL Division Two weekend with a dominant victory on the their home floor to improve to 8-9 on the season and take hold of fifth place in the table. Greenwich led for much of the first quarter, before East London took control, holding the Titans to just 10 points in the second period. The hosts extended their lead as the game went on, before a late run truly took the game into blowout territory, as the lead grew to 40, then 50+ points.
The high-scoring effort for East London was led by six double digit scorers, with Brian Nguru leading the way with 25 points, two rebounds, five assists and five steals. Mark Manovan supported well with 24 points, six rebounds and two steals, while Aaron Badibo added 15 points, three rebounds, three assists and four steals. Jonathan James finished with 14 points, three rebounds and two steals, while Tyler Johnson matched his output with 14 points of his own to go with three rebounds and five assists. Kyle Gouveia rounded out the double-digit scorers with 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Greenwich only had two major contributors in the lop-sided loss, as Ray Akpofure paced his side with 21 points and eight rebounds, while Jake Murphy added 20 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals.
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