25 November, 2019

National League: The Owls continue unbeaten start to Premier Division season

The Owls moved to the top of the BWB National League Premier Division as they continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 56-73 victory over Tees Valley Titans. 

Stephen Rainey scored a weekend-high 39 points to help The Owls secure a fifth consecutive victory and, with Sheffield Steelers not playing this weekend, the win moves the Manchester-based team to the top of the table. 

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Exeter Otters held off a final quarter comeback from NI Knights to claim their second win of the season. 

Jude Hamer top-scored with 22 points as The Otters triumphed 58-61 to take their points tally to six for the season. 

On Sunday, a clinical performance saw CWBA beat The Bears 86-52, with Peter Cusack scoring 35 points as he posted an impressive ‘triple-double’ (20 rebounds, 10 assists), while Liam Hassell added 30 points. 

Their third win of the season keeps CWBA third in the table, but they have closed the gap on Sheffield Steelers, who are second. 

Division 1 

There was a thrilling game at the top of Division 1 North as the unbeaten pair of Glasgow Rollin’ Rocks and Wakefield Whirlwinds went head-to-head. 

Only two points separated the two teams with Wakefield taking the victory and extending their winning start to the season to three games.

Lee Fryer and Aaron Hirst scored 26 and 25 points, respectively, for Wakefield, while James Beattie scored 30 and Ben Leitch 26 for Glasgow.

In Division 1 South, London Titans 2 extended their lead at the top of the table, thanks to a 38-81 win over Blackhawks. 

Thames Valley Kings kept the pressure on London Titans as they made it four wins from four; beating Jaguars 62-41 in their first home game of the season. 

CWBA 2 were victorious in the second game of CWBA’s double header v the Bears as they triumphed 62-29 over The Bears 2. 

Division 2 

It’s now five wins from five for Tees Valley Titans 2 as they beat Leicester Cobras 67-23 in Division 2 North to cement their position at the top of the table. 

There were mixed fortunes for Birmingham Phoenix as they spent the weekend in Scotland. After a 48-65 victory over Glasgow Rollin’ Rocks on Saturday, they were back on court, less than 24 hours later in a ‘Clash of the Phoenix’. 

It was the home Lothian Phoenix who triumphed, however, beating Birmingham 58-27. 

A fifth win of the season for Plymouth Raiders closed the gap on the top-two in Division 2 South as Raiders beat Hampshire Harriers 83-69 to continue their unbeaten start. 

Cardiff Met Archers celebrated their second win of the season thanks to a 26-37 win over Norwich Lowriders, while a 42-46 victory over London Titans 3 ensured High Rollers secured a third successive win. 

Division 3 

Last weekend’s two fixtures in Division 3 both came in Division 3 Central / South with The Bears 3 leapfrogging CWBA at the top of the table with a 22-50 win against CWBA 3. 

Plymouth Raiders 2 moved level on points with The Bears after extending their unbeaten streak to three games by beating Blackhawks 2 49-16. 

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