Basketball


WEST Country basketball team Plymouth Raiders have joined up with City College Plymouth to create the Plymouth Raiders Basketball Academy – designed to educate and train future sporting stars. The Raiders Academy will combine coaching and fitness conditioning with a full-time course so the players can develop their skills while gaining a qualification. Richard Mollard, …

AFTER two hard years of training, and narrowly missing out on a play-offs place last season, the Coasters from Weymouth and Dorchester have finally been crowned South West England under 16s Basketball League Champions. During the regular season the boys travelled from Penryn in Cornwall to the Brecon’s in Wales to play against the South …

BRISTOL Flyers have completed the signings of twin brothers Malcolm and Marcus Delpeche for the remainder of the season from German side Grevenbroich Elephants. Last season, Malcolm averaged 13.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, whilst his brother Marcus posted 11.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest. The 22-year-old twins previously played together at Bates …

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 …