2018–19 National Basketball League (England) season

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2018–19 NBL season
LeagueNational Basketball League
Number of teams82
2018–19
English Basketball League seasons
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The 2018–19 season of the National Basketball League was the 47th edition of the league. The reigning NBL1 league champions were Loughborough University, and the reigning Playoff champions were the Worthing Thunder.

Division 1[edit]

Teams[edit]

Team changes

Promoted from Division 2

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Regular Season[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD
1 Solent Kestrels 26 22 4 2273 1769 +504 League Champions
2 Worthing Thunder 26 22 4 2417 2098 +319 Qualification to playoffs
3 Loughborough Riders 26 19 7 2199 1986 +213
4 Thames Valley Cavaliers 26 16 10 2185 2103 +82
5 Derby Trailblazers 26 15 11 2214 2157 +57
6 Reading Rockets 26 14 12 2276 2205 +71
7 Essex Leopards 26 12 14 2224 2295 −71
8 Leicester Warriors 26 12 14 2071 2239 −168
9 Hemel Storm 26 11 15 2343 2374 −31
10 Nottingham Hoods 26 11 15 2033 2103 −70
11 Bradford Dragons 26 11 15 2163 2273 −110
12 Barking Abbey Crusaders 26 8 18 1894 2096 −202
13 Newcastle University 26 7 19 1932 2077 −145 Relegation to NBL2
14 Manchester Magic 26 2 24 1847 2296 −449
Source: [1]

Playoffs[edit]

Quarter Finals

Solent Kestrels 100–71 Leicester Warriors
Worthing Thunder 107–85 Essex Leopards
Loughborough Riders 83–63 Reading Rockets
Thames Valley Cavaliers 90–81 Derby Trailblazers

Semi Finals

Solent Kestrels 104–64 Thames Valley Cavaliers
Worthing Thunder 86–72 Loughborough Riders

Final

28 April 2019
Solent Kestrels 100–81 Worthing Thunder
Scoring by quarter: 25-21, 24-22, 20-19, 31-19
Pts: Travis Charles (25)
Rebs: Tayo Oyefusi (13)
Asts: Herm Senor (12)
Pts: Zaire Taylor, Jorge Ebanks (20)
Rebs: Zaire Taylor (10)
Asts: Jorge Ebanks (10)

Division 2[edit]

Teams[edit]

Team changes

Promoted from Division 3

Relegated from Division 2

  • Birmingham Elite

Regular Season[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD
1 Liverpool 20 20 0 1862 1498 +364 Promoted to Division 1
2 Westminster Warriors 20 14 6 1655 1466 +189
3 London United 20 11 9 1657 1594 +63 Qualification to playoffs
4 Sussex Bears 20 11 9 1521 1477 +44
5 Myerscough College 20 10 10 1527 1533 −6
6 London Greenhouse Pioneers 20 10 10 1490 1475 +15
7 East London All-Stars 20 9 11 1564 1553 +11
8 London Westside 20 7 13 1431 1558 −127
9 Derbyshire Arrows 20 6 14 1515 1720 −205
10 Greenwich Titans 20 6 14 1609 1721 −112
11 Ipswich 20 5 15 1556 1792 −236 Relegation to NBL3
Source: [2]

Playoffs[edit]

Final

27 April 2019
Liverpool 82–74 Westminster Warriors
Scoring by quarter: 24-26, 26-15, 14-20, 18-13
Pts: Mark Rangeley (23)
Rebs: Jack Hudson, Kehinde Ogunneye (8)
Asts: Jack Hudson (8)
Pts: Jon Johnson (21)
Rebs: Johnathan Lashley (11)
Asts: Florian Damptey (6)

Division 3[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Final

27 April 2019
Solent Kestrels II 66–80 London BC Medelynas
Scoring by quarter: 12-20, 18-16, 10-25, 26-19
Pts: Ben Maranan (18)
Rebs: Alex Grant (14)
Asts: Bikram Rana (3)
Pts: Algirdas Jaras (18)
Rebs: Algirdas Jaras (11)
Asts: Donatas Juodeikis (6)

Division 4[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Final

27 April 2019
Bristol Hurricanes 71–88 London Thunder Lewisham
Scoring by quarter: 18-22, 15-24, 15-16, 23-26
Pts: Zymantas Armonas (17)
Rebs: Benas Andriekus (9)
Asts: Benas Andriekus (9)
Pts: Josh Uduje (24)
Rebs: Alberto Ortiz (10)
Asts: Alberto Ortiz (6)

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