GB athletes across the European leagues are battling it out for the top spots as they head into the final stages of competition.
In Spain, Amivel Reyes Gutierrez (Abdi Jama, Tyler Baines, Peter Cusack) had a 69:49 victory at home against visitors UCAM Murcia BSR after a close first quarter. Abdi Jama had 16 points and 6 rebounds. Peter Cusack had 7 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds.
A win for CD Ilunion (Gregg Warburton, Terry Bywater) at home as they won 77:72 against BSR Amiab Albacete (Kyle Marsh, Harry Brown, Ben Fox, Gaz Choudhry, Lee Manning). Six GB athletes took to the court in this high-scoring match. Gregg Warburton (Ilunion) was top performer for Ilunion on points with 28 points, with a 2pt average of 75% (9/12), game leader on assists with 9 assists, and had 3 rebounds.
Kyle Marsh (Albacete) was game leader on points with 32 points, joint team top performer on assists with teammate Gaz Choudhry (Albacete) with 4 assists each, and had 4 rebounds. Choudhry had 6 points and 7 rebounds. Harry Brown (Albacete) had 11 points and 3 rebounds. Lee Manning (Albacete) had 9 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Manning currently is league leader on average rebounds per game, with an average of 12.1 per game.
Bidaideak Bilbao BSR (James MacSorley) had a 44:63 victory on the road against Fundación Aliados. James MacSorley had 4 points and 2 rebounds.
Mideba Extremadura (Charlotte Moore, Phil Pratt, Lewis Edwards) had success at home, winning 72:65 against BSR Ace Gran Canaria. Charlotte Moore had 4 points and 1 rebound. Lewis Edwards had 8 points and 10 rebounds. Phil Pratt was game top performer on rebounds and assists, with 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and had 19 points.
Servigest Burgos (Lee Fryer) had a strong performance against Fundación Vital Zuzenak, winning 71:47 at home.
In Italy, the competition to claim the top spot turned up a notch. Briantea84 Cantu (Sophie Carrigill, Ian Sagar) suffered a 77:69 defeat in the first stage of the semi-final, away to Stefano Avis. Ian Sagar had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 1 assist. Sophie Carrigill had 2 rebounds.
Dinamo Lab Banco Di Sardegna (Billy Bridge) won their match against GSD Porto Torres 67:58 – an important win in the final stages of the league competition. Billy Bridge had 12 points, 4 rebounsd and 7 assists.
In Germany, Rhine River Rhinos (Jim Palmer) played their last match of the regular season, and were defeated narrowly at home by visitors Doneck Dolphins Trier 75:78. Jim Palmer had 1 point. The German League now prepares for the play-offs, which are set to be an exhilarating end to the 2021-2022 season.