A busy weekend for the GB athletes as teams defend their league positions and players dominate the stats.
In Germany, league leaders RSV Lahn-Dill (Gaz Choudhry, Simon Brown) won 72:61 against visitors Hannover United. Gaz Choudhry had 2 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist. Simon Brown had 2 rebounds. Elsewhere, Rhine River Rhinos (Jim Palmer) won 77:46 against ING Skywheelers. Jim Palmer had 2 rebounds and 1 assist.
CD Ilunion (Gregg Warburton, Terry Bywater) won 74:80 on the road against Fundacion Aliados. Gregg Warburton was game leader on assists with 13 assists, and had 13 points and 2 rebounds. Terry Bywater had 17 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds.
A score of GB athletes were on court in Malaga as Bidaideak Bilbao (James MacSorley) won 65:75 against home team Amivel Reyes Gutierrez (Abdi Jama, Kyle Marsh, Lewis Edwards, Peter Cusack). For Bidaideak Bilbao, James MacSorley had 1 assist and 2 rebounds. For Amivel Reyes Gutierrez, Abdi Jama had 6 points, 1 assist and 1 rebound. Kyle Marsh was game leader on assists with 11 assists, and had 14 points and 3 rebounds. Peter Cusack had 12 points, 4 assists and 5 rebounds.
Amiab Albacete (Harry Brown, Ben Fox, Lee Manning, Charlotte Moore, Phil Pratt) had a comprehensive 52:94 victory over Abeconsa Basketmi Ferrol. Harry Brown had 4 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Ben Fox had 18 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds. Lee Manning was game leader on points and rebounds with 32 points and 8 rebounds, and had 1 assist. Phil Pratt was team leader on assists with 5 assists, and had 13 points and 4 rebounds.
UCAM Murcia (Lee Fryer) won 64:57 against visitors Econy Gran Canaria. Lee Fryer was game leader on assists with 10 assists, and had 22 points and 15 rebounds.
Over in the US, University of Alabama (Joy Haizelden) won all three matches in the Hollister Winter Bash. First up, they won 73:31 against University of Illinois. Their second match was a 82:14 victory over University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Their final match of the tournament was a 79:43 victory over UT Arlington.
The Women’s Premier League gets underway at home, with several GB Women’s athletes taking to the courts for the four teams.
Jude Hamer and Sophie Carrigill join Amy Conroy at East London Phoenix. Jade Atkin continues to play for Cardiff Met Archers. Siobhan Fitzpatrick, Robyn Love and Lucy Robinson continue to play for Loughborough Lightning. Niamh Horan heads to Worcester Wolves to play alongside Kayla Bell.
Spanish League: http://bsr.feddf.es/
German League: https://rollstuhlbasketball.de/
BWB National League: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/national-league/
BWB Women’s Premier League: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/womens-premier-league-2022-23/
University of Alabama: https://bamaadapted.com/sports/womens-wheelchair-basketball/schedule/2022-23