Six games take place on Week 6 and the action begins tonight at the Copper Box Arena in London.
Friday 28 October 2016
(BBL CH) DBL Sharks Sheffield v London Lions, 7:30pm
(BBL CH) Worcester Wolves v Esh Group Eagles Newcastle, 7:30pm
Details: Friday 28 October, EIS Sheffield, 7:30pm – BBL Championship
Summary: A quick turnaround for the Lions as they are back in action on Friday night when they visit Sheffield. It’s been a tough start for the Sharks and they will be aiming to improve upon their current 3-5 record.
Last season: Sharks 2-1 Lions (3-2 all comps)
Kyle Odister, DBL Sharks Sheffield guard – “On to a new week. The past couple weeks we struggled with consistency in a wide range of areas throughout the team. This week will be a good opportunity to work on those areas against a quality opponent.
Worcester Wolves v Esh Group Eagles Newcastle
Details: Friday 28 October, University of Worcester Arena, 7:30pm – BBL Championship
Summary: Worcester have lost four of their last five and host a Newcastle side that comes into the weekend on the back of two wins against Plymouth last weekend to improve to 6-1.
Last season: Wolves 1-2 Eagles (1-4 all comps)
Marek Klassen, Worcester Wolves captain – “This weekend will be a great matchup with Newcastle. All I can really say is that we are going to prepare and come expecting a war on Friday night. No team has seen the best of us yet.”
Leeds Force v Surrey Scorchers
Details: Sunday 30 October, Carnegie Sports Centre, 4pm – BBL Championship
Summary: Just the one game this weekend for the Scorchers, who claimed their first home win in their last outing. Leeds swept the head-to-head series last season and will be aiming for more success over Surrey.
Last season: Force 3-0 Scorchers
Eddie Matthew, Leeds Force guard – “Surrey look like they have made big strides this season. Their OT loss against Leicester shows what they can do on both ends of the court. We’ll have to make a quick turnaround after the Lions game to focus on that encounter.
“Playing at home gives us some advantage, as its generally a difficult place to play for most teams. But we must come out stronger than our last home game against the Riders.”
Manchester Giants v Worcester Wolves
Details: Sunday 30 October, Trafford Sportsdome, 5pm – BBL Championship
Summary: The Giants are still awaiting their first win of the season and they host Worcester who have a tough encounter on Friday night. Sam Toluwase made an instant impact on debut last weekend and Manchester will be hoping to break their duck.
Last season: Giants 0-3 Wolves
Details: Sunday 30 October, Cheshire Oaks Arena, 5:30pm – BBL Championship
Summary: The Raiders went down to two tough defeats against Newcastle last weekend and will want to bounce back when they visit Cheshire. Colin O’Reilly’s side lost at Surrey before bouncing back with a convincing home victory.
Last season: Phoenix 1-2 Raiders
Daryl Corletto, Plymouth Raiders guard – “This week’s game is huge for us after dropping two close games to Newcastle. Cheshire are a team that can be very dangerous, they have recruited well in the off season and I feel they are a team that is on the rise.
“We must come into this game with the right mindset for the full 40 minutes – if you want to win road games you must stay focused for the entire game. We have had a solid week at training and I’m sure the boys are ready to get back into the winners books.”