Basketball: Torbay Tigers prepare to take on 7ft 5ins tall player!

Basketball players on the court, playing a game

A mixed bag of results - Credit: Submitted

A quiet week for local basketball league sides, although the coming week sees Torbay Tigers making the trip to QE Crediton Chargers In Division One - a team that boasts the tallest player in the league.

Mike Lewis stands at 7ft 5ins tall and, yes, he still needs to jump!

Torquay Trailblazers will be at home in their Inter-Division One/Two game on Friday, October 29, with a 7.15pm tip at The Hub, Waterleat Road, Paignton, when they meet near neighbours Newton Abbot Pacers with two ex-NBL players in what will be a huge task for them - so please come and cheer them along for free.

Newton Abbot Pacers will be coming to Trailblazers following a 86-69 away win over Division One Exeter University II.

In the ladies' division, near neighbours Newton Abbot Pacers were due to have a home game at Coombeshead School against Taunton Tornados on Tuesday, October 26.

Fixtures and results can be found on the website www.exeterdistrictbasketball.org but if you want to view some of the previous action, they can be found on the YouTube channel www.youtube.com/c/ExeterDistrictBasketballAssociation 

Torbay Tigers under-16s did have two games against Cornwall Saracens.

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Although creating a multitude of chances they couldn't make the ball sink and ended up losing 61-45.

In their second game they were more aggressive in attack driving at the basket, and with greater intensity in defence, which meant they went into half-time with a lead.

The second half was no different and Torbay Tigers took the game 70-41.

A mixed bag of results but very satisfactory in terms of preparation and experience for games coming up.