Loughborough Basketball completed another positive week in BUCS competition with both first teams taking victory in Premier Competition, the Women’s team remaining undefeated despite a tough test against Northumbria.
The Men’s 2nd and 3rd team took close victories as well. Women’s 3rd team and Men’s 4th team took a break in the schedule whilst Women’s 2nd team narrowly lost on the road.
Check out our full recap below.
Northumbria University 46
Loughborough Women’s 1sts 51
Head Coach Matthew Harber checked in following the victory
“Northumbria away is always one of the most difficult games on the BUCS calendar. Today’s game proved to be our toughest challenge yet, and I was really proud of the resilience we showed in the second half when Northumbria started to return in the game.
“Offensively we were much better when we played uptempo and shared the ball. Obviously scoring only 51 is a little disappointing and that will not be enough to cross the line against the best teams on a regular basis.
“Defensively we played a solid game and came together to make key stops in big moments – something that only the games can teach you!”
D. Hayward – 14
J. Thompson – 10
K. Uiga/M. Ortega – 5
Loughborough Men’s 1sts 77
Newcastle University 74
Loughborough Men’s 2nds 69
Nottingham Trent 1sts 68
Loughborough Men’s 3rds 69
Cranfield University 61
Loughborough Women’s 2nds 59
Nottingham Trent 1sts 44