26 February, 2024

GB Round-up: 24th / 25th February 2024

In Spain, several GB Senior athletes competed in the Copa del Rey for their clubs in the BSR España league. CD Ilunion (Gregg Warburton, Terry Bywater) claimed the title in a thrilling final against Amiab Albacete (Harry Brown, Simon Brown, Ben Fox, Lee Manning, Charlotte Moore, Phil Pratt), winning 77:71. For CD Ilunion, Gregg Warburton had 7 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists. Terry Bywater had 9 points. For Amiab Albacete, Harry Brown had 2 points and 1 rebound. Ben Fox had 4 points and 1 rebound. Lee Manning had 8 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist. Charlotte Moore had 1 rebound. Phil Pratt had 10 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists.

Phil Pratt and Greg Warburton were named in the All-star Five at the conclusion of the competition.

Phil Pratt (second from left), Gregg Warburton (third from left). Photo credit to BSR España.

In the third-place playoff, Bidaideak Bilbao (James MacSorley) defeated UCAM Murcia (Lee Fryer, Peter Cusack) 66:71. For UCAM Murcia, Lee Fryer had 24 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists. Peter Cusack had 4 points and 2 rebounds.

Amivel Reyes Gutierrez (Abdi Jama, Kyle Marsh) were defeated in the group stages, having been defeated 92:57 by CD Illusion. Abdi Jama had 2 points and 2 assists. Kyle Marsh had 20 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists.  

Full stats for the BSR Copa del Rey can be found here: https://www.bsrespana.es/bsr-competiciones/

Servigest Burgos (Helen Freeman) were narrowly defeated 68:72 by IMF Getafe in the final of the first edition of the BSR España de la Copa. Helen Freeman had 4 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.

At home in the BWB National League, London Titans (Jack Perry, Jude Hamer, Gaz Choudhry) won 82:29 against Mohawks. Jack Perry had 31 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists.

Sheffield Steelers (Maddie Thompson) won 78:60 against Plymouth Fusion.

In the Women’s Premier League, Cardiff Met Archers (Jade Atkin) won 53:43 at home against East London Phoenix (Amy Conroy, Jude Hamer). For Archers, Jade Atkin had 14 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.

Loughborough Lightning (Siobhán Fitzpatrick, Robyn Love, Laurie Williams, Lucy Robinson, Maddie Martin, Anastasia Blease) had a 73:51 victory against visitors Worcester Wolves (Kayla Bell). For Lightning, Robyn Love had 25 points, 7 rebounds and 16 assists. Lucy Robinson had 29 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Maddie Martin had 2 points. Anastasia Blease had 10 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. For Wolves, Kayla Bell had 1 rebound and 2 assists.

In Italy, Briantea 84 Cantù (Sophie Carrigill) won 87:36 against PDM Treviso.

In Germany, Rhine River Rhinos (Jim Palmer) won 71:47 against visitors ING Skywheelers. Jim Palmer had 2 points.

University of Alabama (Joy Haizelden) were defeated on the road against rivals Legends ABC Medical. Joy Haizelden had 16 points, 1 rebound and 3 assists. Alabama will finish the season at the upcoming NWBA Women’s Intercollegiate National Championship Tournament, which takes place March 7th-9th.

BWB National League:https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/national-league/ 

BWB Women’s Premier League:https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/womens-premier-league-2023-24-2/

Spanish League:http://bsr.feddf.es/ 

German League:https://rollstuhlbasketball.de/ 

Italian League: https://www.federipic.it/  

University of Alabama (USA):https://bamaadapted.com/sports/wbball?path=wbball 

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