Sheffield Saints U15 quartet make history as Yorkshire win their first ever England Basketball Regional Development Tournament

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Four Sheffield Junior Saints players made history last weekend by being part of the first Yorkshire team to ever win an England Basketball Regional Development Tournament.

Under 15 players Rickyle Anderson, Nate Montgomery, Sol Hagan and Guido Teruzzi all played vital roles in carrying the side to victory.



Yorkshire went through the tournament without a loss beating the East in the semi-final and North West on Sunday in the final.

On Saturday in group play they beat East Midlands, London, South and North East.

Former Sharks player Jason Swaine’s son Eisley (Bradford) was also part of the Yorkshire squad.

Meanwhile, City of Sheffield Saints beat local new boys Doncaster Danum Eagles 84-70 in a friendly pre-season game at All Saints.

Good all round team play, strong rebounding and five three-pointers allowed coach Ariel Perrucci to make full use of his bench as Saints went into half-time up 50-29.

Doncaster closed within 12 points but Saints held on for victory.

Saints scorers: Pete Olusoga 23, Luke Parker 16, Chris Hackett 14, David Frost 8, Romy Petraitis & Marcus Welsh 7, Callum McKenzie & George Naylor 4, Sam Grainger 1, Dan Shedd & Jake Chilver.

Saints open their National League campaign at Division Three newcomers Newcastle-under-Lyme College Knights tomorrow.

Sheffield Hatters are offering the chance of a coaching day with Great Britain international Lauren Thomas-Johnson for girls aged under 13-16. The 10am-3pm session will take place on Tuesday 28 October at All Saints. Cost is £15. There is also a coaching day for boys and girls on Thursday, October 30, 10am-4pm.

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Killamarsh-based Linbraze Arrows opened their Patrons Cup campaign with a performance full of grit as they eventually broke the resistance of a highly regarded Loughborough 76-65.

The match was marred when Arrows’ top scorer Corey Standerfer went off 13 minutes from time with an injury that needed hospital treatment.

Arrows scorers: Standerfer 18, Baugh 16, Rankine 14, McCallum 11, Scott 11, Lisk – Carew 4, Kelly 2.

The two sides will resume their battle in two weeks at Loughborough. They are in a three-team pool with Ipswich. The winner progresses to the semi-final.