NBL1 recap: 12/13 November 2022 - live streams, stats and more

Six D1M games plus the latest round of the National Cup made for an exciting weekend of basketball across the country.

There was plenty of quality on show, with pacesetters Derby, Hemel and Worthing all adding to their win totals, and London Lions II picked up their first victory of the new campaign.

There's a recap of all the weekend's action below and each result is also clickable if you wish to view the live stats. 

Derby Trailblazers (6-0) 101-84 Nottingham Hoods (4-2)

Derby stamped their authority on the first instalment of this season's Midlands rivalry, beating Nottingham Hoods 101-84.

Ryan Bruggeman scored 13 points and dished a hefty 17 assists to lead the way for the hosts, and his sharp passing allowed the likes of Malcolm Smith (23pts, 12reb) and Morakinyo Williams (19pts, 8reb) to shine.

An even contest in the first half, both teams took the opportunity to lead as the local clash came to life with each passing basket. A 30-19 third quarter would put the Trailblazers in the box seats, but Nottingham refused to go quietly as they battled back once again.

A one point game at 71-70 Derby with 1:21 left in the third, coach Shaw's team would then go on a tear to lead by 21 with 2:10 left in regulation.

That late push was more than enough to keep the Trailblazers unbeaten, dealing Nottingham a second loss in a row as a result.

Seth Hall (23pts, 9reb) led the scoring charts for the Hoods, with Johde Campbell (15pts, 7ast) also playing well.

Elsewhere this weekend

London Lions II (1-5) picked up their first win of the season as they saw off cross-town rivals Westminster Warriors (1-5) 95-79.

An impressive 23-point, 15-rebound double-double from new signing Igor Stokic did the damage for the Lions in that one, cancelling out 18 points from Westminster's Justin Hitchman.

Bradford Dragons (3-2) endured a tough weekend, losing 71-68 to Loughborough Riders (3-3) on Saturday before being dumped out of the National Cup by D3 high-flyers MK Breakers on Sunday.

The loss to the Riders came courtesy of a late Justin Hedley (15pts, 7reb, 5ast) basket, plus some cool free throw shooting to ice the game from Harrison Gamble (18pts. 9reb).

Hemel Storm (6-0) won at a canter against Essex Rebels (2-4), closing out a comfortable 111-76 road win after shooting 58% from the floor.

Taylor Johnson continued his MVP pace by leading all scorers on 21 points, as team mate Hakeem Sylla (18pts, 10reb) chipped in a double-double in just over 20 minutes of play.

Thames Valley Cavaliers (3-3) gave Worthing Thunder (6-0) their closest game of the season so far but still came up short, with a 94-87 final score.

Thunder controlled the contest throughout, with their advantage only dipping below the five-point mark once they seized the lead in the opening few minutes. Andre Arissol (24pts) helped keep his side out in front with a quality performance, aided by 17 points and 14 boards from Orlan Jackman.

Manchester Magic (0-6) are still searching for their first win of the season after Jordan May and Trey Carrier lifted Team Newcastle University (4-1) to a 92-76 victory. The duo both dropped 23 points to help the North East side to their fourth win of the year, with Joe Buchanan top scoring for Magic on 19 points.

This weekend's results:

Saturday 12 November

5:30pm - Westminster Warriors 79-95 London Lions II - LIVE STATS
6:15pm - Bradford Dragons 68-71 Loughborough Riders - LIVE STATS
6:30pm - Essex Rebels 76-111 Hemel Storm - LIVE STATS
6:30pm - Thames Valley Cavaliers 87-94 Worthing Thunder - LIVE STATS
7pm - Manchester Magic 76-92 Team Newcastle University - LIVE STATS
7:15pm - Derby Trailblazers 101-84 Nottingham Hoods - LIVE STATS



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Main image credit - Lauren Newham