GB athletes abroad continue to build momentum on their teams’ winning streaks, and there were several dominant performances across the leagues.
At the University of Alabama, Crimson Tide (Joy Haizelden) marked the beginning of their 2022-23 season with the Tide Tipoff, an in-house competition showcasing the new and returning players representing the team for the season ahead.
At home in the BWB National League, London Titans (Jack Perry, Jude Hamer) had a comprehensive victory over visitors Sheffield Steelers (Tyler Baines, Maddie Thompson). For London Titans, Jude Hamer had 8 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Jack Perry was game leader on points and rebounds with 34 points and 15 rebounds, and had 1 assist. For Sheffield Steelers, Tyler Baines was team leader on points with 13 points and 8 rebounds.
Manchester Revolution (Martin Edwards, Niamh Horan, Sophie Carrigill) had a 86:42 victory at home against Wakefield Whirlwinds. Martin Edwards was game leader on points with 31 points, and had 13 rebounds and 8 assists. Sophie Carrigill had 2 rebounds and 1 assist.
In Spain, CD Ilunion (Gregg Warburton, Terry Bywater) and Amiab Albacete (Harry Brown, Ben Fox, Lee Manning, Charlotte Moore, Phil Pratt) continue their winning streak having both won all four of the games played so far. They’ll match up on the 29th of October for a highly anticipated head-to-head as both teams look determined to claim the lead.
CD Ilunion (Gregg Warburton, Terry Bywater) won 50:76 against hosts Econy Gran Canaria.
Amiab Albacete (Harry Brown, Ben Fox, Lee Manning, Charlotte Moore, Phil Pratt) had a dominant 99:32 victory over Joventut BCR, one point shy of a triple digit score. Lee Manning was game leader on rebounds with 11 rebounds, and had 23 points and 3 assists. Harry Brown had 4 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Ben Fox had 8 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Phil Pratt had 10 points, 1 rebound and 6 assists.
Amivel Reyes Gutierrez (Abdi Jama, Kyle Marsh, Lewis Edwards, Peter Cusack) suffered a 50:42 defeat on the road against Fundacion FDI-V.Leganes. Abdi Jama had 8 points. Kyle Marsh had 3 points and 2 rebounds. Lewis Edwards had 5 points and 4 rebounds. Peter Cusack had 4 points and 5 rebounds.
Bidaideak Bilbao (James MacSorley) had a 88:71 home game victory against Mideba Extremadura. James MacSorley had 2 points and 2 assists. An important win for Bidaideak Bilbabo as they are currently joint third place with three other teams.
One of the three other teams sharing that third-place league position is UCAM Murcia (Lee Fryer) who defeated Iberconsa Amfiv 78:59 at home. Lee Fryer was team leader on points with 19 points, and had 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
In Germany, RSV Lahn-Dill (Gaz Choudhry, Simon Brown) won 69:45 against visitors RBC Köln 99ers. Gaz Choudhry had 18 points. RSV Lahn-Dill continue their own winning streak of 5/0, equalling rivals RSB Thuringia Bulls on league points.
Elsewhere, Rhine River Rhinos (Jim Palmer) traveled to Hannover United and won 72:65.
University of Alabama: https://bamaadapted.com/index.aspx
Spanish League: http://bsr.feddf.es/
BWB National League: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/national-league/