Basketball


PLYMOUTH Raiders finally got back into winning ways on Sunday with an 85-80 victory over Sheffield Sharks to end a run of eight straight defeats. It was their first win in the BBL Championship since November. “We played solid basketball out there,” said Head Coach, Gavin Love. “We’ve had a poor run so it was …

CHRIS TAYLOR feels that he is getting close to full fitness as he looks forward to Bristol Flyers’ encounter with London Lions this weekend. The 27 year-old joined the club in September for his first taste of life in the top-flight. However, a wrist injury sustained during pre-season has halted his progress and restricted him …

Bristol Flyers’ Jordan Davis earned a spot in the penultimate BBL All-Star Five line-up of the calendar year, his very first appearance on the roster. Davis is establishing himself as a favourite with fans of the Flyers. He helped Bristol to extract revenge on derby rivals Plymouth Raiders for a recent defeat by turning on …

Plymouth Raiders were brushed aside by London Lions who maintained their unbeaten home record in the BBL Championship with a 95-67 win live on on BBC Sport. Mariusz Karol’s side improve to 7-4 as they climb back into the top four ahead of the Christmas break. The turning point came early on. Despite the Raiders …

After defeating West Country rivals Bristol Flyers last Sunday, Plymouth Raiders have been handed a home BBL Trophy quarter-final tie against either Leeds Force or Leicester Riders. Should the Riders defeat Leeds it will set up a repeat of last season’s final in which Leicester coasted to the title with a 91-58 victory over the …

Plymouth Raiders’ Kinu Rochford hung onto his BBL All-Star Five starting place after putting up another majestic showing to earn his spot in the team for week nine. One of the form players in the League right now, Rochford spearheaded Raiders’ memorable win against BBL leaders Esh Group Eagles Newcastle with a 20-point and 12-rebound …

Plymouth Raiders have signed six-foot-five shooting guard Jawad Adekoya to help strengthen the back court for the remainder of the season. Adekoya, who originates from Tinley Park, Illinois, is no stranger to the BBL having played last season with the Cheshire Phoenix where he averaged a respectable ten points per game in a little over …

The First Round draw for the BBL Trophy has pitted last year’s beaten finalists Plymouth Raiders against local rivals Bristol Flyers. The dates and tip-off times for the opening round have now been confirmed as the race begins to make it to the final at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Sunday, March 4 – …