Christmas number one for DMU basketballers

Sensational De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) basketball sides, slam their way to clean sweep victories on an eventful Wednesday afternoon of sport for #TeamDMU.

Men’s basketball 1st featured in the early tip off away at Nottingham 3rd, continuing their flying form to ensure they sit top of the tree for Christmas in British University and College Sports (BUCS) Midlands Division 3B.

Their 66-46 victory takes them on to 9 points, ahead of Bedford 2nd that have the same points, but a lesser match points difference.

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The men’s 2nd team matched the 1st teams success, but by a much tighter margin. They have been victims of late comebacks recently, but held on to overcome Oxford Brookes 2nd, 55-52.

Following the 2nd fixture, Coach Igor Mirkovic said: “We started off very strong, very convincingly. The team played well, the team cohesion was there, we ran the plays and we learned very quickly we would be dominant in the game.

“However, we let our guard down, we let them back into the game and it was very tense at the end.

“Fortunately it went our way, but it could have been very different at end. At the end of the day, congratulations to the side and getting another win on the board for men’s basketball.”

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Cranfield 1st were victims of a comfortable 49-36 victory for the women’s basketball 1st, as they won their 4th game of the season and remain in 2nd place in BUCS Midlands Division 3B.

Women’s hockey 1st followed up their stunning 5-1 victory over Nottingham Trent 4th with an emphatic 8-0 thrashing of bottom of the league Bedford (Luton) 2nd. A frozen pitch at St Margaret’s Pastures meant the game was ended prematurely, but the result stood, to leave the side 3 points clear at the top of the table.

Ahead of the women’s win, the men’s 1st defeated University of Nottingham 5th; 2-1, leapfrogging their opponents into 3rd. The will face Bedford 1st on Wednesday as they look to close the gap on table toppers Coventry 1st.

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It was another dream afternoon for men’s rugby 1st XV who maintain their winning formula, beating top of the table Oxford Brookes 1st XV; 17-13. They will travel to University of Nottingham 3rd on Wednesday who currently sit 2nd in the table.

A win will take them above their opponents and leave them firmly in the hunt for top spot as they head into the New Year.

Men’s badminton 1st and 2nd sides were victims of 8-0 defeats to Warwick University 2nd and Lincoln University 1st respectively.

Netball 3rd were also defeated by Coventry University 3rd; 65-26 in one of Wednesday’s ‘Picks of the Day’, at the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre.

Elsewhere, there were wins for women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s volleyball and women’s football 1st.

This week saw #TeamDMU secure 11 wins, with 11 defeats. A win percentage of 50% is the 2nd highest of the BUCS season so far.

Wednesday will be the final full BUCS schedule of 2016 and you can stay up-to-date live throughout the afternoon on our Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat accounts.

Posted on Monday 5th December 2016

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