Basketball News

  • EABL

    Barking Abbey got off to a winning start in the EABL with a 78-59 win over Canterbury High School on Wednesday afternoon. A competitive game throughout, it wasn’t until a 20-8 final quarter that Barking eventually broke the contest open. After trailing by 7 at the half, Canterbury enjoyed a fine 3 rd quarter to lead by a point going into the 4 th . The home team eventually found their range from beyond the three point line to change the game.
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  • BA London Lions look to Da Silva to do the business

    Former Brixton Topcats star and Portuguese international Lavinia Da Silva is coming back to the WBBL after she agreed to join BA London Lions for the new 2018-19 season. Last playing in the league during 2014-15 before moving to CAB Madeira in Portugal's top flight, Da Silva has spent the past three seasons in Italy. Her arrival is a major coup for Lions, since she competed for Carispezia Spezia in the top flight A1 last year, which is rated one of the top leagues in Europe. The centre also did the business in a big way and amassed an eye-catching 12.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
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  • BA Lions looking to Cotton to help spark push for playoffs

    BA London Lions have bagged themselves another returnee after frontcourt star Urysla Cotton committed to continuing to wear the club’s colours during the 2018-19 WBBL season. Cotton used her previous NCAA experience to rack up more than eight points and eight rebounds per game last year during what was her rookie campaign in the league. Lions’ Head Coach Mark Clark is thrilled to be getting Cotton back on the roster and eager for her to help the team challenge for a post-season slot, having missed out in 2017-18. He enthused: “Urysla will be back with us again after completing her Masters at the University of East London and it means she will focus solely on playing this time around.
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  • Former Northumbria favourite to give BA Lions an extra bite

    BA London Lions have turned to the popular powerhouse forward Diana Voynova to help spearhead their challenge for the forthcoming 2018-19 WBBL campaign. The Bulgarian international is returning to the league after two seasons on the Continent playing in the highly-rated DBBL in Germany and also the Central European Women's League. Voynova averaged more than 8 points and 6 rebounds per game last year with BC Marburg, where she also spent the 2016-17 season. The Duquesne alumni played with distinction in the WBBL at Team Northumbria during the inaugural campaign and then returned to the North-East after a spell in Italy with Castellammare di Stabia.
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