Leeds Force withstood a comeback from Surrey United on Saturday night to propel us to 11th place in the BBL Championship.
Leeds Force head coach Matt Newby has paid tribute to the fledgling club’s loyal fanbase for sticking with them during their first season among the basketball elite.
It is every young basketball players’ dream – a scholarship to play basketball in the US.
Ricky Fetske has issued a warning to the British Basketball League that Leeds Force have no intention of letting their season fizzle out.
With most of the Leeds Force team at the University of East London last weekend at the BUCS Final 8’s representing Leeds Beckett University, the BBL side had no scheduled games.
It seems like just yesterday that I was preparing for this first ever BBL campaign, now before I’ve even had a chance to notice, we are just seven games away from the end of the season.
Leeds Force face the biggest challenge in British basketball tonight when they try to clip the wings of the soaring Newcastle Eagles – and they will have to do so without their head coach on the sidelines.
In a particularly ugly weekend for basketball’s reputation, with two separate games turning into a fight, nobody outside the world of basketball seems to have noticed.
Leeds Force have proven they are competitive. Leeds Force have won a few games.
Despite the loss of influential forward Sam Attah just one week ago, Leeds added yet another top-five scalp to their tally, this time against fourth-placed Cheshire Phoenix.
Leeds Force want a minimum of four more wins to reach their season’s target but are not writing off reaching the top eight and the BBL play-offs.
A week off from fixtures gives us chance to look at what the future may bring for the club and the sport in Leeds.
It doesn’t matter which sport you play, which part of the world you are from, in all sports everyone loves an underdog.
Leeds Force head to London’s Copper Box tonight for the first of four of their next five games on the road, writes NICK WESTBY.
Throughout my childhood, whenever basketball was mentioned by PE teachers or peers, the words “non-contact” were never far behind.