7 February, 2022

GB athletes victorious in Europe and across the Atlantic

GB star Joy Haizelden was in action for Alabama Crimson Tide as they competed in the UT Arlington Tournament, and GB athletes delivered top performances in the Spanish league.

In Spain, a clash of GB talent as Amiab Albacete (Kyle Marsh, Harry Brown, Ben Fox, Gaz Choudhry, Lee Manning) took the win 71:57 over visitors Amivel Reyes Gutierrez (Abdi Jama, Tyler Baines, Peter Cusack). Amiab extended their winning streak with this victory, having won 9/9 of their matches so far this season. Gaz Choudhry had 16 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds and was top performer on points and assists. Lee Manning was top performer on rebounds with 11 rebounds. Kyle Marsh had 8 points and 4 rebounds. Harry Brown had 14 points and a 2-point average of 86% (6/7). Ben Fox had 15 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. For Amivel Reyez Gutierrez, Tyler Baines had 4 points and 2 rebounds. Peter Cusack had 4 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.

Bibaideak Bilbao (James Macsorley) won their home game against Fundación Vital Zuzenak 80:34, where Bilbao had a strong opening first quarter which built to an 18-point lead at half time. James Macsorley had 2 points, 1 assist and 2 rebounds. Bilbao currently sit fourth in the overall table.

CD Ilunion (Gregg Warburton, Terry Bywater) were close to a triple digit score in their 97:52 victory against Fundación Aliados. Gregg Warburton was top performer on assists with 13 assists and had 17 points. Terry Bywater (CD Ilunion) was top performer on points with 26 points and currently has the highest average of points per game in the overall competition with an average of 22.5 points. GB teammate Kyle Marsh (Amiab Albacete) is currently second on average points with 21.7. Bywater (Ilunion) also had 12 assists and 9 rebounds in the match against Fundación Aliados.

A strong team performance for Mideba Extremadura (Charlotte Moore, Phil Pratt, Lewis Edwards) as they won their match 79:44 against Iberconsa Amfiv. Mideba had 100% on free throws (6/6) and had 71% on 3-point shots (5/7). Lewis Edwards had 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Charlotte Moore had 2 points and 2 rebounds.

Servigest Burgos (Callum Doherty, Lee Fryer) suffered a defeat by the current table leaders Ace Gran Canaria 83:51 on the road. Lee Fryer had 10 points and 6 assists.

In France, CS Meaux (Helen Freeman) were defeated by Hornets Le Cannet 90:78.

Across the Atlantic, Joy Haizelden was in action for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide in the UT Arlington Tournament. Against University of Illinois, Crimson Tide won 57-50 and Haizelden had 3 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal. Against hosts UT Arlington, Crimson Tide won 73-54 and Haizelden had 5 points and 3 rebounds.

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