Force Aim To Clip Eagles’ Wings

30-10 Surrey REview

Leeds Force are looking to cause another upset when the travel north to face the Newcastle Eagles tonight. Having picked up their first ever win against the Eagles a fortnight ago it has given the side confidence that they can go and steal the series. Coach Matt Newby knows if his side can put Newcastle side under pressure from the outset it could lead to a promising night for the Force. He said: “If we start strongly like we did when we played them on our floor and put them on the back foot it can be a good night … Continue reading →

Force Fall To Rallying Raiders

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Leeds Force couldn’t reproduce the display that saw them beat Newcastle Eagles on Friday as they fell away to the Plymouth Raiders 83-73. A 600-mile round trip nd Force tired in the final moments. Rob Marsden top scored with 21 points including a massive 14 rebounds for his second double double of the weekend. Sluggish Force struggled to reproduce the fast-paced ball play they showed 48 hours earlier. The opening quarter was tight. Leeds managed to get in front only once in the opening exchanges. Marsden was the key figure for Leeds as he consistently found the basket. The scoreboard … Continue reading →

Force Secure Historic Upset

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Leeds Force beat league leaders Newcastle Eagles for the first time in their history as they ran out 94-88 winners and in turn ended their six-game losing run with one of the results of the season. Leeds Force beat league leaders Newcastle Eagles for the first time in their history as they ran out 94-88 winners and in turn ended their six-game losing run with one of the results of the season. Jack Isenbarger topped scored for the Force with 24 points, following close behind was Rob Marsden who put up 19 points with 11 rebounds for a double double. … Continue reading →

Force Take Scorchers To The Wire

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Jack Isenbarger’s 28 points were in vain as the Leeds Force fell to the Surrey Scorchers by just three points, 80-77. The American was the game’s top scorer running the show for the Yorkshire side with an impeccable performance. Unfortunately for the guard, the Scorchers had enough overall to level the series at 1-1. Leeds kept up with the Surrey Scorchers early on in the first quarter as the teams cancelled each other out. Then Surrey went on a 10-0 run, Will Neighbour contributed four points in one play as he was fouled during his three-point attempt, which found the … Continue reading →

Force Fail To Rise To Trophy Challenge

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Leeds Force crashed out of the BBL Trophy at the first round stage for the third year in a row as they went down 82-68 to the Cheshire Phoenix. Despite an impressive display in the second half they were punished for a poor opening 20 minutes where the Phoenix did most of the damage. The late charge showed signs of what could be achieved at the Carnegie Sports Arena but the opening display showed what is holding them back. Despite having a full week’s preparation unlike their opponents it was a slow start as both sides struggled to find the … Continue reading →

Force Finish Year With Loss

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LEEDS FORCE lost their last game of 2016 as they went down in a high-scoring game at Leicester Riders. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads Having already lost the series 2-0 it was about restoring some pride for the Force and they certainly did that. Leeds Force coach, Matt Newby It was always going to be a tough ask for the Force to take the points away from the Riders on their own patch. They started quickly and strongly as they matched Leicester in attack and defence as they opened a six-point lead early on thanks to triples from Jermaine Sanders … Continue reading →

Force Out-Gunned

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The last game of the year at the Carnegie Sports Arena ended in defeat for Leeds Force as they were beaten by the Plymouth Raiders 87-104, writes ARIF AHMED. It was frustrating loss for the Force as they showed periods of how devastating they can be in transition but failed to do it regularly enough. A theme of their season so far. The Force put up impressive numbers with Rob Marsden coming away with 33 points and 13 rebounds for his double double. But the weakness in defence proved costly as they shipped over 100 points for the second time … Continue reading →

Sandoval Pushes Force Over Ton

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Leeds Force picked up their first win on the road and broke the 100-point barrier for the first time this season, as they beat the Manchester Giants, writes Arif Ahmed. It was a strong performance from the Force and the statistics made for good reading for coach Matt Newby’s men as three of the Leeds starting five all hit numbers of 20-plus. Rob Sandoval led the line with 26 points in the match including five triples from beyond the arc. There was not much to separate the two sides in the opening quarter as both teams battled for supremacy on … Continue reading →

Force Fall to Wolves

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Leeds Force fell to another defeat this time at the hands of Worcester Wolves who in turn ended their four-game winless run as they came away 91-77 winners, writes Arif Ahmed. Leeds Force fell to another defeat this time at the hands of Worcester Wolves who in turn ended their four-game winless run as they came away 91-77 winners. Leeds struggled from the outset as Wolves were regular visitors to their basket but Worcester struggled to put away all of their chances. Despite few visits to the Wolves net the Force we quickly level as Jermaine Sanders and Rob Marsden … Continue reading →

Force Close To Toppling Eagles

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Esh Group Eagles Newcastle battled back from a 12-point deficit at the end of the third to beat Leeds Force 86-91 on the road, and remain top of the BBL Championship. The visitors surged ahead to take a 69-57 advantage into the final period following a run of four consecutive 3-pointers. However, Fab Flournoy’s side showed their resolve and racked up 34 points to pull off a comeback victory to improve to 11-1. Rahmon Fletcher netted 28 points and was supported by Deondre Parks’ 21 points with three other players in double figures. The home side signalled their intent early … Continue reading →