26 January, 2022

GB athletes go head-to-head in the Spanish league and the BWB WPL

Simon Brown’s RSV Lahn-Dill extend their winning streak to 10/10 in the German League, and the inaugural BWB Women’s Premier League gets underway. 

In Spain, there was a GB head-to-head as Bidaideak Bilbao BSR (James Macsorley) defeated visiting side Servigest Burgos (Callum Doherty and Lee Fryer). The home team took the win 72:49. Lee Fryer had 15 points for his team Servigest Burgos. 

Amivel Reyes Gutierrez (Abdi Jama, Tyler Baines, and Peter Cusack) won their away match against Fundación FDI Las Rozas 30:72. Peter Cusack had 12 points and 3 rebounds, Tyler Baines had 4 assists and 10 points, and Abdi Jama had 2 points and 3 assists.  

In Germany, RSV Lahn-Dill (Simon Brown) won their home game against BBC Münsterland 73:44, extending their winning form to 10/10 this season so far. Simon Brown had 12 points.  

Rhine River Rhinos (Jim Palmer) suffered a defeat at home against BG Baskets Hamburg 56:73. Jim Palmer had 2 points. Rhine River Rhinos currently sit fourth in the table overall.  

In France, Helen Freeman’s side CS Meaux won their fixture at home against Toulouse T.I.C comfortably (96:27). 

Several GB athletes featured in the first ever BWB Women’s Premier League fixture on Saturday, with Loughborough Lightning defeating Worcester Wolves 41-58 – full match report available here.  

Laurie Williams, Robyn Love, Siobhan Fitzpatrick, Lucy Robinson, Niamh Horan lined up for Loughborough Lightning. Robinson was a game leader as top points scorer with 19 points. Love got top performer on rebounds with 14, and Williams had 10 assists. Fitzpatrick had 14 points. Notably, it was Niamh Horan who claimed the first ever points in the BWB Women’s Premier League.  

Sarah Hope captained the Worcester Wolves side and had 14 points, 2 steals and 8 rebounds during the game. Kayla Bell had 3 rebounds and 2 points. 

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