GB athletes competing around the world for their clubs achieved success this weekend, with the US collegiate National Championship claimed by the University of Alabama and a sensational four days of EuroCup action!
University of Alabama (Joy Haizelden) were crowned 2023 National Champions, their third in a row, after a sensational performance in the final where they won 88:41 over Texas-Arlington. Joy Haizelden had 9 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists.
In the Champions Cup Quarter Finals, Group A was held in Elxleben, Germany. A clash of GB athletes on day one as CD Ilunion (Gregg Warburton, Terry Bywater) won 88:67 against Bidaideak Bilbao (James MacSorley). For CD Ilunion, Gregg Warburton had 22 points and 11 assists. Terry Bywater had 16 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists. For Bidaideak Bilbao, James MacSorley had 10 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist.
On day two, CD Ilunion won 69:93 against GSD Porto Torres. Gregg Warburton had 8 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists. Terry Bywater had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists.
On day three, CD Ilunion were defeated 78:75 by RSB Thuringia Bulls. Gregg Warburton had 19 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists. Terry Bywater had 35 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
Bidaideak Bilbao (James MacSorley) were defeated 69:76 by RSB Thuringia Bull on day two. James MacSorley had 4 points and 1 rebound.
On day three, Bidaideak Bilbao (James MacSorley) won 82:62 against GSD Porto Torres. James MacSorley had 5 points and 4 rebounds.
Over in Albacete, Spain, for Group B of the Champions Cup Quarter Finals, RSV Lahn-Dill (Gaz Choudhry, Simon Brown) won 63:58 against Galatasaray SK on day one. Simon Brown had 2 assists, 1 reobund. Gaz Choudhry had 4 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists.
On day two, RSV Lahn-Dill won 49:67 over Econy Gran Canaria. Gaz Choudhry had 3 points and 2 assists. Simon Brown had 4 points and 3 assists.
Hosts Amiab Albacete (Harry Brown, Ben Fox, Lee Manning, Charlotte Moore, Phil Pratt) had a comprehensive 80:36 victory over Econy Gran Canaria on day one. Harry Brown had 2 points and 1 assist. Ben Fox had 12 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists. Lee Manning had 17 points and 11 rebounds. Charlotte Moore had 1 rebound and 1 assist. Phil Pratt had 8 points, 3 rebounds and 16 assists.
On day two, Amiab Albacete had a 55:86 victory against Galatasaray SK. Harry Brown had 1 assist. Ben Fox had 6 points, 1 rebound and 2 assists. Lee Manning had 15 points, 7 rebounds and 1 assist. Phil Pratt had 8 points, 3 rebounds and 16 assists.
Day three of the Group B fixtures saw several GB players go head-to-head as Amiab Albacete won 74:65 against RSV Lahn-Dill. For Amiab Albacete, Harry Brown had 4 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. Ben Fox had 2 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist. Lee Manning had 18 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Phil Pratt had 20 points, 7 rebounds and 17 assists. For RSV Lahn-Dill, Gaz Choudhry had 8 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Simon Brown had 2 rebounds.
In the EuroCup Group Stages, London Titans (Jack Perry, Jude Hamer) were defeated 46:58 by Köln 99ers in their opening game. Jack Perry had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists.
In their second match of the day, London Titans were defeated 64:45 by ASD Padova Millennium Basket. Jack Perry had 9 points and 3 rebounds.
On day two, London Titans won their match 75:59 against KKI VRBAS. Jack Perry had 24 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists.
In their final match of the group stage, London Titans had a 46:76 victory against KIK Zmaj Gradacac. Jack Perry had 19 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists.
In the Primera Division of the BSR, Servigest Burgos (Helen Freeman) won 32:69 on the road against Adapta Zaragoza. Helen Freeman had 4 points, 3 assists and 4 rebounds.
EuroCup 2023: https://www.iwbf-europe.org/
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