NBL1 recap: 14/15 October - live streams, stats and more

Another weekend of D1M action is wrapped, with plenty of excitement for fans across the country to enjoy.

The NBL Live cameras were back once again to capture Reading's narrow win over Bradford, while there were victories elsewhere for Hemel, Nottingham, Loughborough and Derby.

We take a look at that game plus the rest of the weekend's action below, with links to live stats and live streams at the bottom of the page.

Reading Rockets (1-0) 79-71 Bradford Dragons (1-1)

The NBL Live cameras were treated to a hotly-contested encounter yesterday as Reading edged past Bradford 79-71.

The Rockets grabbed the lead at the start of the second quarter and never relinquished it, but their advantage would drop as low as two points on four separate occasions, keeping the Dragons interested throughout.

The hosts shot 45% from the floor, thanks in part to an 8/13 shooting effort from Finleigh Porter, who closed with a team-high 17 points, whilst Reis Pinnock (14pts, 6reb, 6ast), Zack Powell (14pts, 6reb) and Mitch Clarke (14pts, 4/10 3pt) all contributed.

Justin Williams' 27 points led the way for Bradford as they slipped to their first defeat of the new year, as Zion Tordoff (13pts, 11reb) added a double-double.



Elsewhere this weekend

The weekend began with Team Newcastle (1-1) falling 98-82 to Hemel Storm (1-1) as the defending champs got back to winning ways.

The W came courtesy of 23 points from Hakeem Sylla, who played just 19:03 of action, as Seth Swalve (19pts, 4/5 3pt) and Sam Newman (15pts, 3/3 3pt) both lit it up from long-range,

Nottingham Hoods (2-0) kept the good times rolling as they eased past Barking Abbey (0-2) 95-61.

Leading 25-17 after one and 52-31 at the half, the Hoods kept the pressure on after the interval with forward Greg Skoric (24pts, 13reb) continuing his hot form.

Thames Valley Cavaliers (1-1) couldn't stop Loughborough Riders (2-0) from helping themselves to a second win of the season as the visitors left Uxbridge with a 106-96 victory.

TVC led for the majority of the first half before a 30-21 third quarter pushed Loughborough into a lead they'd never give up, thanks to the antics of Justin Hedley (23pts, 7reb) and Victor Ndoukou (20pts, 7reb).

Derby Trailblazers (1-1) were able to top Essex Rebels (1-1) 82-61, as both teams moved their records back to .500.

DTB pushed five players to double-digits scoring and dished 32 assists in the contest, with the pick of the performances coming from Sam Masten (13pts, 9ast, 8reb), who flirted with a triple-double.

This weekend's results:

Saturday 14 October

2pm - Newcastle University 82-98 Hemel Storm - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

6:30pm - Nottingham Hoods 95-61 Barking Abbey - LIVE STATS

7pm - Thames Valley Cavaliers 96-106 Loughborough Riders - LIVE STATS

7:30pm - Derby Trailblazers 82-61 Essex Rebels - LIVE STATS

Sunday 15 October

4pm - Reading Rockets 79-71 Bradford Dragons - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM