Three teams win on the road for GB athletes in Spain, and players make strong impressions in their first appearances for their new teams.
In Spain, the BSR got underway with a score of GB athletes leading their respective teams to victory in the first fixtures of the season.
Amivel Reyes Gutierrez (Abdi Jama, Kyle March, Lewis Edwards, Peter Cusack) won 70:58 against visitors Abeconsa Basketmi Ferrol. Kyle Marsh was game leader with 10 assists, had 5 rebounds and was joint team leader on points with 22 points. Abdi Jama had 8 points, 4 assists and 2 rebounds. Lewis Edwards had 2 rebounds. Peter Cusack had 6 points, 2 assists and 4 rebounds
CD Ilunion (Gregg Warburton, Terry Bywater) had a victory on the road against Joventut BCR, winning 22:74. Gregg Warburton had 2 points and 1 assist.
Elsewhere, UCAM Murcia (Lee Fryer) suffered a defeat by Bidaideak Bilbao (James MacSorley), who took the win 52:78 for their first victory of the season. MacSorley (Bidaideak Bilbao) had 4 points and 1 rebound. Fryer (UCAM Murcia) had 4 points and 3 rebounds.
Amiab Albacete (Harry Brown, Phil Pratt, Ben Fox, Lee Manning, Charlotte Moore) also had a win on the road for their first game of the season, beating Iberconsa Amfiv 52:68. Phil Pratt made a strong impression on his first game for Albacete as game leader on points with 19 points and team leader on assists with 8 assists, and had 6 rebounds. Harry Brown had 8 points, 3 assists and 6 rebounds. Lee Manning was game leader on rebounds with 11 rebounds, and had 17 points and 5 assists. Charlotte Moore had 1 rebound.
In Germany, RSV Lahn-Dill (Gaz Choudhry, Simon Brown) had their second victory of the season with a home game win 84:57 against Doneck Dolphins Trier. Gaz Choudhry had 21 points and GB teammate Simon Brown had 4 points. Elsewhere, Rhine River Rhinos (Jim Palmer) had their first win of the season against BBC Münsterland 69:64.
At home in the BWB National League, Sheffield Steelers (Tyler Baines, Maddie Thompson) won 79:58 against visitors Mohawks. Tyler Baines had 13 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
Spanish League: http://bsr.feddf.es/
BWB National League: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/national-league/