Hoods & Wildcats Enjoy Weekend Wins

Nottingham Hoods beat London Lions II on Saturday to register a thirteenth win in eighteen NBL Division One games with the side now fourth in the table just two points behind third spot Thames Valley Cavaliers, four behind second placed Worthing Thunder (who have played two games more) and eight behind leaders Team Solent Kestrels (who have played just once more).

Big performances from Josh Guddemi (23 points) and Johde Campbell (22 points) helped the Hoods to a 107-97 home win over London, a match which Nottingham lead pretty much all the way.

A heavy lead in the first Q gave Hoods advantage by 13 and although that was reduced at half time to just five, Ben Stanley’s boys came racing out in the third to stretch that lead to a dozen.

The final quarter almost scored a shot to shot with London edging by two with an eventual ten point victory for Nottingham, pretty convincing for a team that is currently winning, in style, more often than not.

Kyle Jiminez registered eight assists with Morakinyo Williams topping the rebounds chart with twelve plus two blocks, notable other performances on the day.

In the WBBL it was a good weekend too for Nottingham Wildcats who beat Manchester Met Mystics 95-75 at the Wildcats Arena.

The two sides are now level points in the WBBL Championship table with the Mets in fifth a place above Nottingham who have played twice more.

Big scoring from Jahnae Gyles saw the Canadian net 33 points with Brooklyn Pannell scoring an equally impressive 30 with six assists.

Kennedy Nicolas again using her 6ft3in height to great effect, topping the rebounds on the night with 12, she tops the league in total rebounds right now with an average of 13.6 per game.

Next up for the Wildcats is a home match up with Cardiff Met Archers a week oin Saturday whilst the Hoods travel to Hemel Storm this weekend before opening up March with a tricky tie at the league leaders.

*Main image @EvieC_94 Josh Guddemi scored 23 points against the Lions.

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