Leicester Warriors 74 v 84 Team Solent Kestrels
Saturday 1 December 2018 - 3.00pm
Team Solent Kestrels enjoyed a solid fourth quarter performance on Saturday, and needed every bit of that late surge to down the a surprisingly competitive Leicester Warriors on their home floor. In a top vs bottom match-up, all signs pointed towards an easy win in this one for the visitors, but a very impressive performance from the Warriors kept them in with a chance in this one, right until the end. The travelling Kestrels built a narrow lead after the first, as everything looked to be going to plan for Coach Matt Guymon's side. However, the Warriors unleashed a 31 point second quarter to lead by seven points at the half, a lead which they extended into double digits in the third quarter. The visiting squad ended the third on a 12-2 run to bring things back to a one point game, trailing 59-58 as they headed into the final stanza. The lead changed hands multiple times in the final few minutes, before the Kestrels went on a 16-2 run to end the contest and pick up their tenth win of this campaign.
The battle-tested Kestrels were led by 24 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists from import big man Travis Charles, while Nick Lewis chipped in 23 points, eight rebounds and three assists off the bench. Elliott Dadds added 14 points, three rebounds and four assists, while US guard Herm Senor II had 13 points, five rebounds, seven assists and three steals. The Warriors' were led by an efficient scoring performance from Martyn Gayle who had 22 points on 8-11 shooting, adding three rebounds and five assists. Raphell Thomas-Edwards made his season debut for Leicester to contribute 19 points, nine rebounds and three assists off the bench, while Lamin Willan continued his good form with 12 points, six rebounds and five assists. Elhji Jabby rounded out the double figure scorers with a near double-double of 10 points and nine rebounds.
Thames Valley Cavaliers 115 v 90 Bradford Dragons
Saturday 1 December 2018 - 6.00pm
The surprising performances continued in NBL Division One this weekend, as Thames Valley Cavaliers dispatched Bradford in a high-tempo game at Uxbridge College, leap-frogging the West Yorkshire side in the table in the process. The Cavs came out of the gates with a blistering start as they poured in an eye-catching 38 points in the opening stanza. Martelle McLemore was on fire early on as he knocked down five triples in the first, en route to 21 of his team's 38 points. The Dragons, left reeling from the host's initial effort, were able to find some composure in the second quarter as they trimmed the lead to 11 going into the half. The offensive barrage continued from the Cavaliers who seemingly could not miss - on their way to shooting a jaw-dropping 71% from the field for the game, including 65% shooting from behind the arc. The lead ballooned to 30 early in the fourth, before a flicker of a fightback from the Dragons down the stretch stopped the game from getting further away from them.
The Cavaliers' monster scoring effort was paced by reigning NBL Division Two MVP Martelle McLemore, who dropped 44 points on 18-25 shooting, including going 8-12 from behind the three-point line. McLemore also added nine rebounds, three assists and two steals to his scoring explosion. Meanwhile, reigning NBL Player of the Week, Abdoulaye Sylla chipped in 28 points, 17 rebounds and three assists, while Aiden Saunders knocked down five three-pointers to contribute 15 points, three rebounds and three assists. Import big man Elliott Defreitas rounded out the double figure scorers with 11 points, nine rebounds and three assists. The Dragons' losing effort was led by 23 points and seven rebounds from big man Ricky Fetske, while Rihards Sulcs matched his scoring effort with 23 points of his own, to go along with three assists. Andreas Lycoudis came off the bench for an efficient 17 point outing, while Rafael Saipe had 11 points, two rebounds and two assists.
Hemel Storm 80 v 82 Nottingham McDonald's Hoods
Saturday 1 December 2018 - 7.00pm
The closest game of the NBL Division One weekend saw Nottingham McDonald's Hoods make the journey down to Hertfordshire and snatch one on the road to improve to 5-4. The tough start for Hemel only continues, as they fall to 1-8, tied at the foot of the table and ruing a missed chance in this one. A cagey opening 15 minutes saw the lead change hands as neither team could really get a footing in the game, before Hemel blew things open with a 16-2 run midway through the second. The visitors rallied, bringing things back to a four point game at the half. The visitors then opened up the second half going on a tear of their own, a 12-2 run to build a lead that they would hold for most of the third stanza. Storm gathered a little momentum to start the fourth, to take a four point lead, before a 7-0 run by the Hoods gave them a 77-80 advantage. Levi Noel came up clutch to tie proceedings at 80-80 with a triple, before Delaney Powell broke the hearts of the home crowd with a pull-up jump shot to win the game 80-82.
Cole Welle continued his exceptional form to pace his squad with 21 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks, as he got support from 15 points apiece from Luke Mitchell and Delaney Powell. Aaron Maher came off the bench to provide a scoring punch as he chipped in 10 points and four rebounds. Meanwhile, the Hemel effort was led by 18 points and five rebounds off the bench from big man Leome Francis, supported by 15 points and six rebounds from Blayne Freckleton. Leon Henry also came off the bench to chip in 14 points and seven rebounds, while captain Bode Adeluola added 11 points and five assists. There was also a double-double from Levi Noel who contributed 10 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.
After providing a spark off the bench, Aaron Maher commented, "Really happy with the resilience and toughness we showed to close out a well fought contest down the stretch. A balanced scoring effort allowed us to secure an important win to get us over the .500 mark."
Coach Ryan Westley added, "Wins like this show how tough we can be. Holding our nerve in front of a great crowd and in the face of difficult circumstances, we are just glimpsing our potential. Hemel have been a quality outfit for a long time, and I have known a lot of them for many years. It was also great to meet some of the Special Olympics Basketball Club. It's a great advert for British Basketball."
Division 1 Result:— Nott'm McDonald's Hoods (@hoodsbasketball) 2 December 2018
Hemel Storm 80-82 Nottingham McDonald’s Hoods. Top Scorers: Welle 21; Mitchell 15; Powell 15; Maher 10#letsgomchoods
Derby Trailblazers 79 v 67 Manchester Magic
Saturday 1 December 2018 - 7.15pm
Derby Trailblazers were able to snap their three-game losing streak with a victory over Manchester Magic on their home floor, as the hosts put together an important fourth quarter performance to seal the result. A solid start for the Blazers saw them edge in front, extending their lead to 14 before the Magic made a run to trim it to six points going into the half. The Magic came out in the third with a greater fight than has been seen in previous weeks, as a 12-4 run gave them their first lead of the contest. The lead changed hands as the game remained close, with Manchester holding a narrow three point advantage heading into the final stanza. That's where the wheels came off on the offensive end for the visitors, as poor shot selection saw them held scoreless for the first eight minutes of the period - bar two Ty Jordan free throws. The 16-2 run allowed the Blazers to build a comfortable lead as the game got away from Magic down the stretch, with the North West side falling 1-8 while Derby improve to 6-3.
After a quiet first half, by his standards, Malcolm Smith had his way down the stretch to lead Derby with 32 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals. Kayne King's facilitation was crucial for Coach Matt Shaw's squad as he had a double-double of 10 points and 10 assists in the contest, while Tre-Shawn Wilford chipped in a double-double of his own with 11 points and 14 rebounds - along with five steals. Jake Wesselingh knocked down three triples in the first quarter to contribute nine points for the contest as he helped his team get going early on. In what looks to be Coach Aurimas Verbukas' final game with the Magic, they went inside often to see import big man Jonathan Barnes score 23 points and add 10 rebounds. Loick Pouale supported with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Andre Gayle chipped in 11 points, six rebounds, three assists. Captain Daniel Pilkington struggled from the floor as he shot 1-7 en route to four points, but he did his work on the boards pulling down 12 rebounds. The Magic were notably without key rotation pieces Josh Houghton and Richard Bell in the loss.
"I don’t think that’s the best we’ve played this season by a long way but it was definitely pleasing to grind out a win," said Blazers Coach Matt Shaw. "We struggled on the defensive glass at times which is certainly something we will have to address, as Pouale, Pilkington and Barnes pulled down too many rebounds for our liking."
"Credit to Magic, because they made us battle, but we really stepped up our defence over the last twelve minutes or so from being eight points down near the end of the third. Benson [Arogbo] and Oli [Stanley] especially did a fine job on Pouale and Barnes in particular and I thought Kayne [King] was outstanding in the first half, running the team exceptionally well."
We've got that winning feeling....— Derby Trailblazers (@derbyblazers) 1 December 2018
D1 men have beaten Manchester 79-67
Malcolm 34 + 5 boards
Tre 11 + 14 boards
Kayne 10 + 10 assists
Oli 5 + 12 boards
Worthing Thunder 71 v 97 Loughborough Riders
Saturday 1 December 2018 - 7.30pm
Loughborough Riders made a big statement on Saturday night with their win over Worthing Thunder, showing that they should be considered right up there with the top teams in this league - despite a couple of early losses. The East Midlands side got the job done in quarters two and four to pull away from the Thunder, who fall to 8-2 as they picked up only their second loss of the campaign. A competitive opening stanza saw the Riders pull away early, only to be reeled back in by the hosts. The Riders gathered momentum again in the second to pull away, as they built a 14 point lead heading into the locker rooms. A competitive third period from Worthing saw them keep pace with Loughborough, before the Riders showed their depth to continue pulling away down the stretch when both coaches went to their bench.
Four players got into double digits for Coach Mark Jarram's side, paced by 26 points and six rebounds from Lucien Cristofis. Niall Harris came off the bench to add 19 points, three rebounds and three assists, while Jonas Dieterich and Alex Roberts chipped in 12 points apiece. Hosana Kitenge contributed 10 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Reis Pinnock pulled down an impressive 17 rebounds to go with six points on the night. A quiet scoring night for the Thunder saw them led by 23 points, six rebounds and four steals from Zaire Taylor, while Brendan Okoronkwo added 18 points, three rebounds and three assists. Alex Owumi rounded out the double figure scorers with 10 points and seven rebounds.
Loughborough Riders grab a big win on the road in the @NBLengland over @WorthingThunder!@LChristofis leads all scorers with 26 points with @CharnwoodBball’s Niall Harris finishing with 19! #WhereHistoryBegins pic.twitter.com/Hol0GTD9tj— Loughborough Basketball (@lborobasketball) 1 December 2018
Essex Leopards 102 v 74 Team Newcastle
Sunday 2 December 2018 - 2.00pm
Sunday's action tipped off with the Essex Leopards grabbing a huge win over Team Newcastle; the Big Cats fourth win in a row across all competitions. The victory for the Leopards sees them improve to 2-5 on the season, pulling away from their rivals at the foot of the table. The visiting side from the North East led early on, but Essex quickly flipped the script to grab a lead of their own and pull away into double digits to begin the second quarter. The lead then ballooned out to 20 before the half, as the home side showed no mercy in pulling away from Coach Ian Hewitt's side. The lead would then grow to close to 40 down the stretch, as Coach Thomas Baker's squad put in an all-round performance to get the job done and secure a result that sees Newcastle fall to 4-5 on the year.
The Essex victory was paced by a highly impressive performance by recent signing Asante Sandiford, as the US import forward has now broken his way into the starting line-up. Sandiford led his squad with 34 points on 12-18 shooting, adding 15 rebounds, two assists and two blocks. Luke Mascall-Wright chipped in 16 points and four assists, while Chuck Duru came off the bench to add 11 points and five rebounds. Coach Baker got balanced efforts in support as Findlay Wood had nine points, while Sam Newman, Lee Hodges and Rory Winter added eight points apiece. Ben Seipt did all he could in the loss as he led with 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists, while Onyekachi Nzerem added 17 points and three assists. Fran Urli chipped in 14 points and six rebounds for Newcastle, who were without Tosan Evbuomwan and David Hanson for the contest.
Essex play-caller Thomas Baker said after the game, "Today was another fantastic win for us. Defensively we are doing a really good job in forcing poor shots from the opposition and then we are capitalising down the other end.
"Scoring has never been our problem but we shot the ball incredibly well tonight. I don't think I envisaged us scoring 17 three-pointers in one game but we have the weapons to do it, it was only a matter of time."
Leopards make it 4 wins in a row as they beat @TeamNewcBball 102-74 at the @Essex_Sport arena.— Essex Leopards (@essexleopards) 2 December 2018
Asante with the massive double-double as he drops 34 pts including 4 3PT shots, 15 rebounds and an efficiency rating of +21.#Leopards #TheBigCats #TeamS5 #MrDoubleDouble pic.twitter.com/1Jco45B67D
Reading Rockets 94 v 75 Barking Abbey Crusaders
Sunday 2 December 2018 - 5.00pm
A Sunday evening contest in Berkshire wrapped up the NBL Division One weekend, as the Reading Rockets used an impressive third quarter performance to pull away from the visiting Barking Abbey Crusaders. A tight game early on saw the Rockets edge ahead, leading by 10 in the second quarter before heading into the half-time break up by six points. The Rockets put on the after-burners in the third quarter as they extended their lead out to 17, scoring 29 points in the quarter, before seeing the game out with a solid fourth period showing. In what became a routine win for Reading, going away from their opposition, they improved to 5-3 on the season; while the Crusaders drop to 3-6.
Rockets' captain Danny Carter put in one of his best performances of the season thus far to lead Reading with 28 points, six rebounds and five assists, while AJ Carr supported with 23 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Young academy guard David Chive came off the bench to add 13 points and two assists, while Trae Pemberton chipped in a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Barking Abbey effort was a balanced one in this contest, as the Crusaders saw five players hit double figures. Captain Ade Adebayo led with 17 points and four rebounds, while Nathaniel Powell had 13 points and four rebounds. Robin Bedford came off the bench to add 12 points, five rebounds and three assists, while Chris Feeney and Theo Hughes contributed 10 points apiece.
The big men upfront @DCWindsor and @ACTwoFive had a big game for The Rockets against @AbbeyBasketball.— Reading Rockets 🏀🚀 (@rocketsreading) 3 December 2018
What did you think of the performance at 'The Mead'? Did you catch the live stream? #letsgorockets #letsgo@CoachKeane14 @SURamsHoops pic.twitter.com/XB6jCy7bVh
Ipswich 84 v 93 Anglia Ruskin University
Saturday 1 December 2018 - 1.00pm
Anglia Ruskin maintained their pressure on league-leaders Bristol Academy Flyers with a high-scoring victory over Ipswich at Copleston Sports Centre. A high-tempo game from the start saw both sides hit 20+ in the first quarter, before Anglia were able to lock down defensively in the second as they held their hosts to just 11 points. 26 points of their own in the quarter, including a hot scoring run to end the period, allowed the Cambridge-based side to pull away to lead by 10 at the half. An excellent third quarter from the home side saw them fight all the way back to tie things up headed into the final stanza, before a late charge from the Rhinos gave them the impetus they needed to grab the result.
Najha Treadwell led Anglia Ruskin with 23 points and 12 rebounds, while Nadege Talva had a double-double of her own with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Sofia Koutsourelaki added 15 points, three rebounds, four assists and five steals, while Barbara Gonzalez Palacios came off the bench to chip in 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Harriet Welham went off for Ipswich to keep them in contention, knocking down nine triples for the contest to pour in 38 points on 12-20 shooting. Welham also added six rebounds, five assists and three steals in the losing effort. Coach Nick Drane's side got support from Danielle Cazey who had 13 points, six rebounds and four assists, while Charlotte Redhead came off the bench to add 11 points, four rebounds and two assists.
Team Solent Kestrels 84 v 44 Barking Abbey
Saturday 1 December 2018 - 4.00pm
Team Solent Kestrels maintained their third-placed position in the league standings with a routine home win over Barking Abbey. A relatively even first half saw Barking Abbey competing and in with a chance in this one, as the hosts led by just five at the half. The Kestrels were only just getting started, as they then held Barking to just seven points in an extremely low-scoring third quarter, before opening the floodgates by pouring in 39 points in the final stanza. The offensive barrage from the hosts down the stretch saw them pull away and produce a scoreline that didn't represent the competitive early stages - but credit to Coach CJ Lee's squad for one of the most explosive scoring quarters of the season thus far.
Geena Gomez lit up the scoreboard for the Kestrels as she knocked down six triples on her way to 27 points, with three assists and two steals. Meanwhile, Earleesha Jackson put in an impressive all-round performance with 18 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and two steals, supported by 11 points, five assists and three steals off the bench from Chiara Di Stefano. Going just six deep for the contest, Barking Abbey were led by Patrycja Pawlata's 12 points, six rebounds and two assists, while Elizabeth Osilaja added 11 points, five rebounds and two assists. Lilly Annim pulled down 15 rebounds to go with nine points and two assists, as Barking drop to 2-7 for the season.
"We’ve talked a lot about how these types of games can be dangerous for a team’s momentum. We played very loose in the early going and didn’t respond well to Barking’s defence," said Kestrels' Coach CJ Lee spoke after the game.
"For a team with our aspirations to score just seven points in a quarter isn’t good. The last quarter demonstrated how, when we commit at the defensive end and move the ball, good things will happen."
Sevenoaks Suns II 39 v 43 Southwark Pride
Saturday 1 December 2018 - 5.30pm
An incredibly low-scoring contest down in Kent on Saturday evening saw defense at the forefront as Southwark Pride ground out a win against Sevenoaks Suns II to improve to 4-3. With neither side troubling the scorers very frequently in this one, it was the Pride who edged ahead and held a narrow lead for much of the first half. However, the Suns went on a good run to end the half - part of their 15 point scoring second quarter - to lead by four as the teams headed for the locker rooms. A good half-time talk from Coach Jackson Gibbons saw Southwark start the third with better offensive flow, as they put 19 points up on the board in the period, and pulled away to lead by eight at one point. The Suns weren't done, as they pulled it back to a single point lead down the stretch, but could never quite steal the advantage back as Amelia Watkins and Megan Haines iced the game.
Jade Guidolin Duncan led all scorers with 15 points and six rebounds, while Megan Haines chipped in nine points, five rebounds and three assists for Southwark. Amelia Watkins added six points, nine rebounds, two assists and three steals in the victory. Ellie Hutchinson led the Sevenoaks effort with 11 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals, while Katie Bennett had a quiet day with six points and six rebounds. Tamara Fournillier-Onadeko came off the bench to chip in seven points, eight rebounds and three assists, as the Suns drop to 3-5 on the year.
Team Birmingham Elite 56 v 69 Reading Rockets
The WNBL Division One weekend wrapped up with Team Birmingham Elite hosting Reading Rockets, as the woes continued for the West Midlands side who drop to 0-7. After a tough narrow loss on their home floor last weekend at the hands of the Riders, Birmingham started confidently and trailed by a single point at the first quarter break. The Rockets then found their rhythm in the second quarter, as an improved offensive output saw them increase the deficit to seven points as the teams headed for the locker rooms. The hosts competed again well in the third, but were unable to cut into the lead, as Reading used a good spell towards the end of the game to pull away for good and improve to 3-3 on the season.
Monica Herranz de Antonio once again led the charge for Reading, leading all scorers with 15 points. Noa Sanchez Marques and Paula Romero Tarrega chipped in 10 points apiece for Coach David Sanchez, while Gabriella Sanchez-Parodi added nine. Rebecca Brindley continued to show her scoring prowess as she led Elite with 14 points, with nine point from Lucy Buxton and six points from Jessica Cooper in support.
Derbyshire Arrows 107 v 80 London Westside
Saturday 1 December 2018 - 2.00pm
Derbyshire Arrows got back to winning ways after a four-game losing streak by earning victory over London Westside. A very cagey start saw the lead changing hands multiple times, before the home side exploded on the offensive end in the second quarter to pour in 35 points and lead by 20 at the half. The Arrows' lead continued to grow throughout the second half, as they put three figures on the scoreboard for the second time this season, picking up their second victory in the process. A disappointing London Westside squad head back to the capital with a 2-5 record and a two-game losing streak.
Coach Jonny Kelly's side were paced by 29 points, eight rebounds and four assists from Joseph Baugh, while Callum McKenzie had a near triple-double of 15 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. Big man Matt Wilson added 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Liam Knapp came off the bench to chip in 13 points and six rebounds. George Brownell and Naphtali Nembhard had 11 points apiece to round out the Arrows' double figure scorers. Coach Frank Lamptey will be pleased with his balanced scoring attack despite the loss, as Levi Edwards and Aaron Noel paced six double digit scorers for Westside with 13 points each. Tyrell Isaacs contributed 12 points and eight rebounds, while Zaid Amini, Robert Odia and Piero Lusiani chipped in 10 points apiece.
London United 93 v 79 Myerscough College
After a hot start to the season, Myerscough College are now 1-4 in their last five outings - having come up against some of the toughest opposition that NBL Division Two has to offer. The North West academy fell to 4-5 with this result on the road against London United, who leapfrogged their visitors into fourth place with this victory. A highly competitive first half saw United lead by just two points heading into the second quarter, before the hosts put together a well-organised second half performance to pull away and grab the win.
The play of Tomas Butrimas was crucial in this one for Coach Daniel Szatkowski's side, as he led all scorers with 27 points. Modestas Krasauskas supported well with 21 points, while Marius Ceponis chipped in 16. Bradley Kaboza was the high-point man for Myerscough, with 16 points, while Mate Okros added 13 and Callan Low contributed 12.
Liverpool 99 v 93 Westminster Warriors
Saturday 1 December 2018 - 5.00pm
In one of the biggest match-ups of the weekend, Liverpool grabbed a vital win over Westminster in a top of the table clash in NBL Division Two. A tight game throughout saw neither team extend their lead to double digits at any point, as the lead changed hands on numerous occasions. A back-and-forth opening stanza saw the Warriors edge in front before Liverpool snatched the advantage back. Westminster would then lead for the majority of the second quarter and into the third, before an 11-2 run by Liverpool gave them the lead midway through the third period. The hosts looked to be in control, before Westminster stormed back to take a lead of their own, but a 12-0 run to end the contest saw the Warriors held scoreless for over 3 minutes as the game got away from them.
Liverpool, now 8-0 to top Division Two, were paced by 22 points, 10 rebounds and two assists from David Ulph, who got support from Jack Hudson who had a double-double of 16 points and 17 assists. Kaphel Ulett-Waul and Kenny Ogunneye added 14 points apiece, while Tyme Regent-Bascombe had 12 points off the bench and Mark Rangeley chipped in 11. Justin Hitchman shot 12-22 from the floor to lead Westminster with 30 points and four rebounds, while Juan Manning had 23 points, five rebounds and six assists. Adam Lovelock added 17 points and eight rebounds, while player-coach Jon Johnson chipped in 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists and five steals.
Sussex Bears 67 v 71 London Greenhouse Pioneers
Sussex Bears' losing streak extended to two games with a narrow home loss at the hands of London Greenhouse Pioneers. The south coast side fall to 2-5 on the season, now in eighth place, as they have struggled to maintain their form thus far. The Pioneers themselves are now on a five-game winning streak, having not lost since October, as they have brushed off a rough start to storm into third place with a 5-2 record.
The Bears looked comfortable early on in this one as they held a six point lead after quarter one. A tighter second period saw Greenhouse cut the lead to five at the half, before a good third quarter saw the deficit trimmed again to just three points. After such a good start to the game, the Bears were unable to limit the Pioneers' scoring down the stretch, as the visitors poured in 28 points in the final period, to edge ahead and eventually take a well-earned victory back to the capital.
Ipswich 111-109 Greenwich Titans (OT)
Saturday 1 December 2018 - 5.30pm
TA fitting end to the an exciting day of NBL Division Two action saw Ipswich and Greenwich compete in one of the most nail-biting contests of the weekend. A high-scoring game throughout saw Ipswich in control, before a Greenwich fight-back forced an extra period where the visitors came up just short. The hosts poured in 30 points in the opening stanza to lead by 12, before extending their lead out to 20 midway through the second. A half-time lead of 15 points looked like the home side were in control, but a 30 point quarter of their own saw the Titans cut the deficit to as few as three points towards the end of the third.
Ipswich then put together a run to push their lead back out to 17 points, but regulation ended on a 15-2 run for Greenwich, as Arturo Noha-Pascual and Robert Gellatly made their chances at the foul line count to tie things up. The overtime period was as tight as it gets, with neither team able to really pull away. A Carl Williams lay-up gave Greenwich the advantage at 106-107, before Ipswich captain Colin Dockrell answered with a triple (109-107). Cameron Hawes then got his drive to drop as the lead extended to 111-107, before a consolation basket in the final moments for Jack Green was all the visitors could manage in the final minute.
Cameron Hawes made his presence count throughout the game before hitting the crucial basket in overtime, as he paced Ipswich with 25 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals. Ethan Price had a big game on the boards for the hosts as he pulled down 13 rebounds to go with 18 points, five assists and seven blocks. Captain Colin Dockrell contributed 17 points, nine rebounds and three assists, while Marvin Isebor came off the bench to add a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds. The losing effort for Greenwich saw Ray Akpofure continue his exceptional scoring of late, as he poured in 47 points on 18-26 shooting, with 17 rebounds and five steals. Jake Murphy came off the bench to add 14 points, six rebounds and three assists, while Arturo Noha-Pascual had 13 points, five rebounds and four assists.
With the first NBL Finals events of the season drawing ever closer, the semi-final draws of the Junior National Cups have now been confirmed, with the semi-finals set to take place on Sunday 16 December.
Reading Rockets Academy vs Sussex Storm
Haringey Hawks vs Myerscough College
Southwark Pride vs Reading Rockets Academy
Charnwood College Riders vs Nottingham Wildcats
Baltic Stars London vs Oaklands Wolves
Sussex Storm vs Manchester Magic
Sevenoaks Suns vs London Feltham Warriors
Richmond Knights vs Nottingham Wildcats
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