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Personal pride at stake as Leeds Force stars are challenged to finish season on a high

Leeds Force head coach Matt Newby has challenged his players not to let their BBL season peter out, after their play-off hopes were all but ended over the weekend.

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Top scorer Jermaine Sanders.

Rob Marsden: No reward for all our hard work at weekend

That was a tough weekend I tell you. Two games in two days, travelling over 400 miles as well, that was an experience.

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Rob Sandoval in action for Leeds Force

Rob Marsden: Leeds Force show both sides of their character

This week might seem like a carbon copy to last week, but that is because our performances was almost exactly the same.

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Top scorer Rob Sandoval.

Leeds Force 99 Plymouth Raiders 69: BBL Trophy finalists put to the sword by the Force

Leeds Force ran out easy winners against the Plymouth Raiders in front of their own fans wining 99-69 at the Carnegie Sports Arena, writes ARIF AHMED.

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Sheffield Hatters Basketball and Westfield Health player Deborah Rodriquez

Deborah Rodriguez: Sheffield Hatters on a Crusade to bounce back after Sun sets

Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters are hoping to bounce back this weekend in the Women’s British Basketball League after suffering back-to-back home defeats against Sevenoaks Suns.

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Rob Marsden: Rebounding way back to form after Phoenix flop

Rob Marsden: Rebounding way back to form after Phoenix flop

It was a tough weekend on the road to Cheshire and then to London but it was a great result in the Copper Box for us.

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Force marksman Jack Isenbarger. PIC: Simon Hall

London Lions 81 Leeds Force 91: Force show their mettle to pick up precious points in the Copper Box

Leeds Force picked up a hugely important win in the Copper Box as they leave the capital with the points having beaten the London Lions 92-81, writes ARIF AHMED.

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Rob Marsden.

Cheshire Phoenix 87 Leeds Force 74 - Aggressive Phoenix prove too strong for brave Force

Leeds Force suffered a disappointing 87-74 loss away to the Cheshire Phoenix last night in front of the BBC television cameras, writes ARIF AHMED.

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Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters basketball player Ana Santana Gonzalexz

Ana Santana Gonzalez: Hard-working Sheffield Hatters thriving as women’s BBL goes from strength to strength

The Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters are going from strength to strength and continue their push for this season’s Women’s Basketball League (WBBL) Championship. Small forward for the Hatters Ana Santana Gonzalez shares her experience of training, and what it takes to be a Hatter.

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Jack Isenbarger

Rob Marsden: Vital win in play-off eliminator gives Force hope

That was a huge win for Leeds Force against my former team the Manchester Giants, to keep our play-off hopes alive for this season.

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Rob Marsden.

Giants clash is ‘season defining’ for Leeds Force, says coach Newby

Leeds Force coach Matt Newby has described tomorrow’s clash with Manchester Giants as a “season defining” game.

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Rob Sandoval

Rob Marsden: Leeds Force go agonisingly close to bragging rights

There is no gloating this week, unfortunately, as we came up just short – we were so close it but, ultimately, we couldn’t make it over the line.

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Leeds Force 58 Sheffield Sharks 62 - Wroblicky and Riley lead the way for visitors

Sheffield Sharks held their nerve down the stretch as they closed out a 62-58 BBL Championship victory on the road against Yorkshire rivals Leeds Force.

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The Eagles gave Leeds Force a lesson last time out.

Rob Marsden: Time for us to produce backlash in the derby

I’m not sure what to say to be honest. It was always going to be tough going up against the Newcastle Eagles on their own floor.

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Jermaine Sanders.

Leeds Force aim to clip the Eagles’ wings again

Leeds Force are looking to cause another upset when the travel north to face the Newcastle Eagles tonight.

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Rob Marsden.

Rob Marsden: We’ve gone from our best to our worst in just a week

Well that was a hugely frustrating night wasn’t it? I can’t even say how we went from the highest highs of beating the Newcastle Eagles to losing so badly – 101-83 – at home to the Bristol Flyers.

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Matthew: Fan power can be key for Leeds

Leeds Force Guard Eddie Matthew has called on the fans to reproduce the deafening atmosphere from last week as they look to win back-to-back home games.

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Jack Isenbarger. PIC: Simon Hall

Leeds Force: I said we’d shoot down Eagles and we did – Rob Marsden

I’m not one to brag or anything but what did I say last week? We are going to send shockwaves through the league and boy did we.

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Leeds Force top scorer at Plymouth, Rob Marsden.

Basketball: Plymouth Raiders 83 Leeds Force 73: Force look sluggish as Raiders rally late on

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, writes ARIF AHMED.

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Newcastle Eagles - the next opponents of Leeds Force - celebrate winning the BBL Trophy (Picture: Ville Vuorinen)

Rob Marsden: A double header with Newcastle and Plymouth can soothe Leeds Force’s recent hurt

Leeds Force have had some tough losses this season but Saturday night’s 88-87 defeat to Surrey Scorchers is one of the hardest to take.

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