2014–15 British Basketball League season

Sports season

The 2014–15 season was the 28th campaign of the British Basketball League since the league’s establishment in 1987. The season featured 13 teams from across England and Scotland, including new entrants, Bristol Flyers and Leeds Force. The season started on 26 September 2014 and ended on 10 May 2015 with the Play-off Final at The O2 Arena.

As they did in 2005–06 and 2011–12, Newcastle Eagles completed a clean sweep of honours available during the season.[1] After a 31–5 regular season campaign – which ensured the Championship and top seeding for the play-offs[2] – the Eagles then defeated Bristol Flyers and Sheffield Sharks to make the final, which they then won 96–84 over London Lions. The Eagles also won the BBL Cup in January against Glasgow Rocks,[3] and the BBL Trophy in March against Leicester Riders.[4]

Locations of the 2014–15 BBL teams
Team City Arena Capacity Last season
Bristol Flyers Bristol SGS WISE Arena 750 New
Cheshire Phoenix Chester Northgate Arena 1,000 5th
Durham Wildcats Newton Aycliffe Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre 1,200 8th
Glasgow Rocks Glasgow Emirates Arena 6,500 10th
Leeds Force Leeds Carnegie Sports Arena 500 New
Leicester Riders Leicester Sir David Wallace Centre 1,000 4th
London Lions London Copper Box 7,000 6th
Manchester Giants Manchester Trafford Powerleague Arena 1,100 9th
Newcastle Eagles Newcastle upon Tyne Sport Central 3,000 1st
Plymouth Raiders Plymouth Plymouth Pavilions 1,480 9th
Sheffield Sharks Sheffield English Institute of Sport 1,000 2nd
Surrey United Guildford Surrey Sports Park 1,000 11th
Worcester Wolves Worcester Worcester Arena 2,000 3rd

BBL Championship (Tier 1)[edit]

Regular season[edit]



Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.




(1) Newcastle Eagles vs. (8) Bristol Flyers

Bristol Flyers 64–84 Newcastle Eagles
Scoring by quarter: 6–17, 17–15, 19–31, 22–21
Pts: Greg Streete, Doug McLaughlin-Williams (14)
Rebs: Bryquis Perine (8)
Asts: Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye, Roy Owen (3)
Pts: Andre Jones, Charles Smith, Andrew Thomson (17)
Rebs: Andre Jones, Andrew Thomson, Scott Martin (9)
Asts: Charles Smith (5)
Newcastle Eagles 92–80 Bristol Flyers
Scoring by quarter: 24–23, 18–16, 25–22, 25–19
Pts: Scott Martin (22)
Rebs: Andrew Lasker (13)
Asts: Rahmon Fletcher (9)
Pts: Mathias Seilund (17)
Rebs: Greg Streete (10)
Asts: Bryquis Perine (11)
Newcastle win 176–144 on aggregate.

(2) Leicester Riders vs. (7) Sheffield Sharks

Sheffield Sharks 79–68 Leicester Riders
Scoring by quarter: 19–18, 19–19, 22–16, 19–25
Pts: Mike Cook (25)
Rebs: Michael Tuck (9)
Asts: B. J. Holmes (4)
Pts: TrayVonn Wright (20)
Rebs: TrayVonn Wright (14)
Asts: Neil Watson (5)
Leicester Riders 91–85 (OT) Sheffield Sharks
Scoring by quarter: 22–16, 17–24, 12–8, 27–19, Overtime: 13–18
Pts: Tyler Bernardini (25)
Rebs: TrayVonn Wright (9)
Asts: Neil Watson (8)
Pts: B. J. Holmes (23)
Rebs: Nick Lewis (10)
Asts: B. J. Holmes (3)
Sheffield win 164–159 on aggregate.

(3) Worcester Wolves vs. (6) London Lions

(4) Cheshire Phoenix vs. (5) Glasgow Rocks

Cheshire Phoenix 86–87 Glasgow Rocks
Scoring by quarter: 21–17, 19–22, 19–21, 27–27
Pts: Taylor King (26)
Rebs: Demond Watt (13)
Asts: Dustin Salisbery (8)
Pts: Danny Huffor, Tommy Freeman (18)
Rebs: Paul Egwuonwu, Danny Huffor (9)
Asts: Reggie Middleton (6)
Cheshire win 177–165 on aggregate.


(1) Newcastle Eagles vs. (7) Sheffield Sharks

Sheffield Sharks 90–91 Newcastle Eagles
Scoring by quarter: 22–17, 24–28, 23–28, 21–18
Pts: Mike Cook, B. J. Holmes (18)
Rebs: John Barber (12)
Asts: Mike Cook (6)
Pts: Scott Martin (24)
Rebs: Andrew Thomson (10)
Asts: Scott Martin, Rahmon Fletcher (7)

(4) Cheshire Phoenix vs. (6) London Lions


(1) Newcastle Eagles vs. (6) London Lions

EBL National League Division 1 (Tier 2)[edit]

Final standings[edit]

EBL National League Division 2 (Tier 3)[edit]

Final standings[edit]

BBL Cup[edit]

The winners of the five 1st Round matches will be joined by Newcastle Eagles, Worcester Wolves and Sheffield Sharks in the Quarter-finals, who received byes for finishing in the top three BBL Championship positions last season.[6] The Final will be played on 11 January 2015 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

1st round[edit]

Carnegie Sports Centre, Leeds



Sheffield Sharks vs. Newcastle Eagles

Bristol Flyers vs. Glasgow Rocks


11 January 2015
15:30 GMT

BBL Trophy[edit]

The 13 BBL clubs will joined by Essex Leopards and Reading Rockets of the English Basketball League and Falkirk Fury of the Scottish Basketball League to form a straight knock-out competition. The first two rounds featured one-off games whilst the Semi-finals took place over two legs. The Final will be held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on 8 March 2015, and will be the third consecutive year that the venue has hosted the event.

1st round[edit]



Newcastle Eagles vs. Plymouth Raiders

Leicester Riders vs. London Lions


Newcastle Eagles 96–90 Leicester Riders
Scoring by quarter: 28–24, 17–21, 26–28, 25–17
Pts: Scott Martin (20)
Rebs: Charles Smith (7)
Asts: Rahmon Fletcher (8)
Pts: Jamell Anderson (20)
Rebs: TrayVonn Wright (10)
Asts: Neil Watson (13)

Monthly awards[edit]