20 October, 2021

Gregg Warburton continues to lead points standings in Spain with GB athletes also in action in Germany, USA, France and UK

Gregg Warburton continues to lead the points standings in Spain, while there were also GB senior and academy athletes playing for clubs in Germany, USA, France and BWB National League.

Warburton and Terry Bywater scored a combined total of 51 points to help CD Ilunion secure back-to-back victories in Spain.

Bywater scored a game-high 29 points, including four three-pointers and a 100 per cent success rate from his seven free-throw attempts, along with nine assists and seven rebounds to play a key role in CD Ilunion’s 98:67 win against Servigest Burgos.

Warburton was also influential, scoring 22 points against Burgos to take his total for the opening two games to 56 points as he continues to lead the overall points standings in Division de Honor.

On the opposite side of the court, Lee Fryer and Callum Doherty were both starters for Burgos. Fryer continued his productive start to the season with another double-double; 23 points and a game-high 11 assists were his match stats as Doherty scored four points for Burgos.

There were six GB athletes in action as Mideba Extremadura beat Amivel Reyes Gutierrez 67:45. Phil Pratt recorded the game’s most assists with 10 along with 17 points to end the game with a double-double for the second successive week. Lewis Edwards scored 13 points and Charlotte Moore two points as Mideba began their season with back-to-back wins.

Tyler Baines, Peter Cusack and Abdi Jama all lined-up in the Amivel starting five with Jama and Cusack scoring six and four points, respectively.

Kyle Marsh was the highest scoring British player in Albacete’s 83:37 victory over Fundacion FDI Las Rozas. Marsh scored 21 points and led the game’s assists with 10 as Marsh, Harry Brown, Ben Fox and Lee Manning were all part of Albacete’s winning side.

Fox scored 17 points while Manning collected a joint-game high nine rebounds in addition to his three points during his 19 minutes on court. Harry Brown was utilised off the bench and scored six points when he was introduced into the game.

James MacSorley ended Bidaideak Bilabo BSR’s win against UCAM Murcia BSR with a 100 per cent record for both field-goals and from the free-throw line. This success rate saw MacSorley score five points in Bilbao’s 96:48 victory with Bilbao one of six teams with two wins from the opening two games.

In Germany, Simon Brown scored 10 points as RSV Lahn-Dill returned to RBBL1 action, after no fixture the week before, with an 85:59 win against Hannover United to maintain their 100 per cent winning start to the season.

There was no such joy for Jim Palmer as Rhine River Rhinos Wiesbaden’s unbeaten start came to an end against last year’s Championship winners RSB Thuringia Bulls (68:85).

Joy Haizelden began her 2021/22 campaign for the University of Alabama with a double header against Memphis Rollin’ Grizzlies. Haizelden was part of the Alabama team that won 67:44 on Friday evening, scoring four points, before, returning to the court less than 15 hours later, scoring seven points and collecting eight rebounds as Alabama won 97:46 on Saturday.

In BWB National League, Kayla Bell, Tom Smith, Sam Mack and Jake Robinson all featured for CWBA as they began their season with back-to-back wins in the Premier Division.

Robinson scored 22 points as CWBA beat The Owls 66:79 to secure two wins from their opening two games. Tom Smith scored nine points and collected seven rebounds, while Mack totalled five assists.

In France, Tom Barnes scored three points as his Gennevilliers side lost 63:55 away at Toulouse in Nationale A.

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