Nottingham Hoods Wrap Up NBL Division 2 League Title - Hoopsfix.com

Nottingham Hoods Wrap Up NBL Division 2 League Title

Nottingham Hoods are NBL Division 2 champions after the league title was wrapped up with two games to spare over the weekend.

The Hoods defeated London Westside 86-96 on the road before following it up with a convincing 83-59 success against Sussex Bears with the title clinched on Saturday night as other results went their way with the club also earning promotion to Division 1.

“This is a huge moment for the club,” declared captain, Bruce Lauder. “To finally get a league title having been runners-up twice is massive and we will now be entering Division 1 as champions and that feels pretty special.

“Coach Westley has been immense this year and really got the troops working hard and well together. We have a great group of individual players, but more importantly we have a fantastic team.”

General Manager, Lee English added: “What can I say, I’m buzzing, this has been an awesome season for us. Under-12s won the mini league, Under-16s are tied top, Under-18s are league champions and now a second National Championship for the men.

“Huge thanks to everyone that helps me behind the scenes to make this club as successful as it is. We are a family run club and we want everyone that is a part of it, players, coaches, fans to feel part of that family. Just look at the number of kids here watching today, that’s what we want.”

Delaney Powell netted 24 points, whilst adding 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the road win in London with Tevis Robinson and David Watts adding 19 and 17 points, respectively.

Nottingham had a five-point lead at the half before breaking away in the third to take a 57-69 advantage into the final period. The hosts managed to edge the fourth, but it was a double-digit victory for the Hoods to start their weekend title bid.

A last-gasp victory for Derbyshire Arrows over Thames Valley Cavaliers wrapped up the league title for Nottingham ahead of the second part of their weekend double-header.

The Hoods put on a show in front of their home fans with the title safely secured as Robinson starred with 28 points to lead his side to a dominant win over Sussex.

Nottingham finish their regular season away against Westminster Warriors as they look to close on a 21-1 record ahead of the playoffs.

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