The Community Basketball League tipped off with fast and furious action across the U16 East, West and Central divisions down at Crystal Palace on Sunday 9th November. With new teams UC Ducks, Dagenham Dragons, Frenford Falcons and CBA Lions all in action, there was an air of excitement throughout the day as teams clamoured to see what the new competition would bring.
They didn’t disappoint.
UC Ducks lost out by just 1 point in a thriller against the new and improved Barnet Bulldogs A team in the West, while Frenford Falcons secured their first win against the Dragons in the East. CBA Lions put in a valiant effort against former CBL champions Haringey Hawks, but ultimately came up short, losing out 29-39.
In the Central Conference the Croydon Cougars sent an early season statement to the whole division with 2 convincing wins agains Sutton All-Stars and then the Kennington Generals, while the Enfield Scorpions secured a comfortable victory over Islington’s A2S.
Full details on the day:
Gintaras 55 – Barnet East Giants 15
Brent Ballers 48 – Barnet Bulldogs B 40
UC Ducks 40 – Barnet Bulldogs A 41
A2S 20 – Enfield Scorpions 41
Brent Ballers 45 – Harrow Blackhawks 24
Croydon Cougars 69 – Sutton All-Stars 15
Dagenham Dragons 25 – Frenford Falcons 33
Kennington Generals 44 – Croydon Cougars 63
CBA Lions 29 – Haringey Hawks 39
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