NBL1 Recap: Week 11 (9/10 January 2021) - live streams, stats and more

The first action of the new year produced a carbon copy one-point thriller in Newcastle, a big win in Barking and an L Lynch Trophy semi-finalist.

See below for reports and, at the bottom of the page, links to the stats and streams.

BA London Lions (2-0) 118-72 Essex Rebels (0-2)

Both sides would have been itching to get back on the court in 2021 after a disruptive 2020. Barking made their first appearance since November while the visitors were back in action for the first time since the opening weekend.

You would forgive either side for showing signs of rust given their limited minutes on the floor, but the hosts went big in their new year opener.

Abiodun Adedo (18 points, 7 rebounds) led the way for Barking along with Cem Uner bringing 16 from the bench, while the Rebels' Joshua Moore led the scoring with a 22-point haul to put in a strong performance, albeit in defeat.

Loughborough Riders (2-4) 85-86 Team Newcastle University (5-2)

This fixture seems to bring the best out of these sides as another hotly contested D1M showdown brought more late drama, once again in favour of Team Newcastle.

Just as he did in the 77-74 win at the end of 2020, Brandon Federici once again stepped up with the game winner at Loughborough to continue the promoted side's impressive start to the season.

Federici's 20-point game was bettered only by teammate Ronald Blain (29) and the hosts' Jonas Dieterich (25), while Kyle Jimenez's 14-point, 12-assist double-double helped produce another brilliant close fought contest to begin the year.

L Lynch Trophy

Derby Trailblazers 73-81 Worthing Thunder

Worthing Thunder moved into the last four of the L Lynch Trophy after seeing off Derby in Sunday's quarter-final match-up.

There were impressive double-double performances from Thunder's Max Richardson (23 points, 11 rebounds) and Derby's Oliver Stanley (20 points, 15 rebounds), while Malcolm Smith's 22-point showing made for a quarter-final calibre performance.

Richardson's performance from the bench helped make the difference, making up a chunk of the 41 points from outside the starting five that send Thunder into a semi-final slot.

This weekend's results

Saturday 9 January

2pm - BA London Lions 118-72 Essex Rebels - LIVE STATS

3:30pm - Loughborough Riders 85-86 Team Newcastle University  - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

Sunday 10 January

2pm - L Lynch Trophy - Derby Trailblazers 73-81 Worthing Thunder - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

Main image credit - Loughborough Basketball