Basketball


PLYMOUTH Raiders suffered a second home defeat of the weekend when they went down to in-form DBL Sharks Sheffield on Sunday. Raiders had heartbreakingly lost 82-80 to Glasgow Rocks on Friday in the BBL Cup quarter-finals and then went down 66-57 in a low-scoring BBL Championship match against Sheffield on Sunday. Sharks have impressed on …

PLYMOUTH Raiders will be looking to reach the BBL Cup semi-finals on Friday night when they host Glasgow Rocks at the Pavilions in the last eight (tip-off 7.30pm). The Rocks secured a first-round bye having finished fourth in last year’s BBL Championship, while the Raiders overcame West Country rivals Bristol Flyers 86-68. Raiders go into …

PLYMOUTH Raiders made it back-to-back wins in the BBL Championship by seeing off Manchester Giants 104-78 at home on Sunday. Paul James’ side improved to 4-4 in the league to move up to sixth in the standings, while the Giants suffered their first road defeat to drop to 2-4. Plymouth edged an even first period …

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 …