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Bolting To The Top Of The League!
Sep 14, 2010, 6:49 pm

13/09/10 Isca Bolts (previously Exeter Police) V Newton Abbot Pacers Score 73-39

Was it a change of name or a change of kit? As always a hard opening match V Newton Abbot Pacers, winners of the Women’s League last year. The first quarter tipped off and it looked as though Pacers had it all under control scoring 2 opening baskets and taking free throws before Bolts had even started scoring. Just warming up in the first quarter I think most of the Bolts players would say!

L Yates opened the scoring for Bolts and then she was unstoppable scoring several individual baskets driving through the Pacers key. S Blackburn was also strong in Pacers key drawing fowls and scoring 100% of her free throws. First quarter closed 18-16.

Pacers never looked like coming back into the game with Bolts taking the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter’s 15-4, 19-7 and 21-12 respectively.

 L Yates was Bolts MVP scoring 21 pts, followed by S Blackburn scoring 18 pts. Both K Cridland and A Allen scored 10 pts. Bolts played as a team and played to their individual’s strengths, hopefully more results and games like this for the Bolts over the course of the season.

Season Kicks Off In Style At Middlemoor
Sep 14, 2010, 1:11 am

The Old rivals Devon Peelers and Broadclyst Bullets kicked off the season in style, adversaries for many seasons, these teams know each others strong points well. Devon Peelers were short of four players for the start of the season clash and Bullets had rounded up some new players in the close season.

Bullets took the high ground from tip-off, team captain Adam Mitchell scoring four quick three pointers in a two minute spell gave hope to Broadclyst who managed to finish the quarter 10 points to the good. Peelers didn't look at the races and despite changing the defence several times in the first quarter they seemed to have no answer to Bullets play.

The second quarter started in the same vein but at least Peelers had managed to rein in Mitchell who was man marked by Adam Cooper and did not score again for the rest of the match. Now other Bullets players came to the front including new comer and MVP Chikotu, it was up to the rest of the Peelers team to sort themselves out. Despite never really getting going, Peelers managed to hold the second and third quarters level on scores with Bullets with left a 10 point deficit to overcome.

The one 'not so secret' weapon Peelers have is the ever dependable Dave Prywata, who plugs away at the baskets. Peelers called 'Defence' for the final quarter and the 'defence' did their bit, by the third minute they started chipping away at the Bullets lead. The three pronged offence of Dave Prywata, Adam and Gareth Cooper, with Karl Rowland rebounding the defensive boards well. By the 5th minute of the final quarter Bullets had scored only 5 points and Peelers had leveled the score. Ill discipline set in on Bullets side and 11 successful free throws out of twelve meant by the final two minutes Peelers were in front for the first time by 3 points. 

Peelers were not going to lose this lead and passed the ball around the Bullets defence who could not get near to foul and get the ball back. Just to rub salt into the wound as the seconds died down Adam Cooper shot a long three pointer which hit all string as the buzzer sounded!

This result was built on the defence in the final quarter and good hard work by all the players, not at the races for three of the quarters but managing to hold onto the coat tails of Bullets was enough for Peelers to take the first points of the season.

Basketball Competition to be held in Plymouth 25/26th September 2010‏
Sep 3, 2010, 3:21 pm


Although after the start of the season, and some of our clubs have games that weekend, there is an ABC basketball competition planned for the weekend of 25th / 26th September in Plymouth.

Entries to be in by 11th September - all details held on following site: http://www.assistbasketball.co.uk/
Details have also been sent to club representatives.

Groundbreaking Reduction In Costs for 2010/11 Season to Assist Juveniles Into Clubs
Sep 2, 2010, 2:19 pm

As you are all aware, the Exeter and District League is here for the development of basketball within our area. We are also aware that money is tight at this time. To this end we have taken the following steps for this season:

We have reduced the team season costs to £300 for Div I and II, and £267 for the Ladies Div. This is a significant reduction on previous years.

We have also agreed a 'one off' payment to teams in the league last year of £100.

To assist in the development of youngsters into your clubs and teams we have agreed that if the players are registered to EBBA via Exeter and District's Basketball Association then they will NOT have to pay any local league registration (a saving of £5 per player). We hope this will encourage teams to bring juveniles through into your teams.

New teams will receive £100 from Development money and a new match ball to assist them in their first season.

Player registrations are all 'on line' and have to be completed by Oct 15th, no licence numbers are issued without receipt of payment so don't leave it to the last minute! No registration number, no play after that date! University sides have until Oct 29th.

There is a Referee's/coaches forum evening on Friday 10th September 7.30pm in classroom 2 at Middlemoor. Please come along, there will be updates from Darren Bolt informing all, of the areas of play highlighted by England Basketball to be concentrated on this year. It is also a chance for coaches to highlight those areas that they want looked at! Please let me know and email me if you are coming along.

I look forward to a successful season with you all, please utilise the reductions to get more players involved in your clubs which can only assist the league and your club in coming years.

The Cup Draw was made, it is down to teams to arrange those fixtures quickly and let Malcolm know so that he can arrange refs.

As a reminder, any fixture changes to be emailed to Malcolm and myself and Paul Green informed.

Have a great season.

Exeter Eagles Sign Elsa Crowther!
Aug 16, 2010, 10:52 pm

Exeter Eagles Ladies are proud to announce the first major player coming in for this season Division 2 National league programme. Elsa Crowther is a 6'3'(190cm) 18 year old from Valencia Spain. Although she qualifies to play for England/GB or Spain.

Coach Henman said, ' Elsa and i have been talking for a while now and i hope i have helped convience her to come and study at Exeter University.  She had some good news this week passing her exams and has now committed herself to Exeter and the Eagles . So both the Eagles and the Ladies University team can look forward to one of the top players in the country representing them. We are also talking to several other players and hope to make further announcments in the near future'.

New Feature on Website
Aug 1, 2010, 11:01 am

A new page has been created for the website for dedicating to players, officials or other members that have made a contribution through the years to Exeter and District Basketball who have moved away or 'done good'!

We start the page with congratulations to Paul Jones, who for those that remember him played with Ray Kirk, Dave Montgomery and others and has received an OBE for services to education - full details are contained within the page.

Jul 25, 2010, 2:56 pm

This was the 6th year that Newton Abbot Pacers have run a mixed basketball Summer League and, based on previous formats, it was another great success!


Once individual applications had been received back in May the players were divided into four teams – blue. green, purple and yellow. It was hoped that the teams would be fairly even and this proved to be the case; after nine weeks of play it couldn’t have been closer with two teams having won five games each and the other two winning four apiece.


The final, tenth, week of the league was play-off time for the final positions. In the first game of the evening, for 3rd / 4th position, the score was close until the final quarter when the Green team pulled ahead to beat Yellows 59-46. The final was also a close affair and, despite Blues winning their three encounters during previous weeks, it was the Purple team who managed to come out on top, 67-55, and win the 2010 Newton Abbot Basketball Summer League.


Forty men and women, have enjoyed playing in this year’s Basketball Summer League. For some it was a chance to meet up with old friends whilst for others it provided an opportunity to come and try the game or to return after a period of not playing. Whatever the reasons for playing it appears, from the requests to ‘do it again next year’, that this years Summer League was once again a great success!

Picture of those players involved in the summer League

Applications for 2010/11 season
May 20, 2010, 1:20 pm

Due to the un-precedented demand for entries into next season's competition the deadline for entry is June 13th 2010.

Entry forms can be found on the download page.

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