Quiet weekend with massive repercussions in D2M

Liverpool 86 v 85 London Greenhouse Pioneers 

A huge result for Liverpool, this weekend’s win over London Greenhouse Pioneers means that the Merseyside outfit are now just a single win away for securing their D2M safety. With that final game of the season being against bottom side Newham, Liverpool’s fate is in their own hands.

Despite picking up the win here, Liverpool came very close to throwing this one away. A relatively tight game throughout, 25 points from Dean Prosenica were enough to keep the visitors in touch down the stretch. Liverpool still managed to pull out a lead though with time ticking down but repeatedly missed from the charity stripe when given the opportunity to close things out. 6 consecutive shots failed to find their mark as the Pioneers closed in but they just couldn’t get themselves in front by the time the buzzer sounded. Kaphel Ulett-Waul was once again the leader for Liverpool, he had a team high 21 points and Nathan Heys added 17 more.

Defeat drops the Pioneers out of the playoff places for now but with 2 games to go compared to just 1 for the teams around them, there is still time to make a push for the post season.

Dean Prosenica (orange kit) gave the Pioneers a real chance this weekend but they couldn't secure a win - Liverpool

Nottingham Hoods 73 v 58 Doncaster Danum Eagles

Defeat here could be terminal to Doncaster’s D2M future and the side will now need to win out and hope that Liverpool fall to the Neptunes next weekend.

A slow start to begin each half cost the Eagles here as the Hoods managed to claim the 1st quarter by 7 and the 3rd quarter by 9 as they pulled further and further away. Doncaster did try and get back into the game during a positive 2nd quarter but it was never going to be enough. Delaney Powell was able to pace the hosts with 28 points in a welcome return to form.

Killamarsh Derbyshire Arrows 101 v 52 Tees Valley Mohawks

Derbyshire Arrows absolutely exploded on offence to end their losing streak and take a big step towards securing a post season berth on Saturday. Easily winning all 4 quarters and limiting their opponents to just 24 1st half points, the Arrows enjoyed 26 points from Aaron Moseley and 16 more from John Broodie as they romped to victory.

The result was a disaster for the Mohawks as they look to try and secure a playoff spot of their own. Travelling down the country short on numbers due to BUCS commitment this weekend, that also meant that Charlton Jones was unavailable and his absence was huge for the visitors.

Ipswich 118 v 82 Newham Neptunes

Ipswich ended their regular season campaign in style and wowed the home crowd as they racked up the points against Newham. With Luke Mascall-Wright putting on a clinic to drop 35 points, Colin Dockrell added 21 and Caleb Fuller enjoyed 20 points of his own as the hosts scored 30 or more in each of the final 3 quarters.

In reply, Lukas Volskis did well to keep the score respectable and his 41 points were an impressive contribution in a losing effort. Ipswich can now turn their attention as spectators to London Westside’s remaining 2 games with the Pioneers and Crusaders. If Westside drop either of those fixtures then Ipswich will secure 4th place and a home tie to begin the playoffs.