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Fourth Qtr Collapse Costs Lions Chance

Teesside Lions will view this game as an opportunity missed. An opportunity to beat one of the top sides disappear in a fourth quarter which saw key man Alvaro Pontes and sharp shooter Chris Jordinson foul out with seven minutes remaining. This effectively gave Leeds the game and Coach Thomson decided to run his youngsters as 15 year old pair Anthony Reed and Jack Ridley along with 16 year old pair Owen Waddington and Joe Coombs shared three spots. Teesside Lions 43-84 Leeds Tigers This ....


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Steve Lynas Rip

The Teesside basketball world today mourns the passing of a true legend in referee and Teesside Basketball League executive committee member; Steve Lynas.   The news has come as a shock to all who knew him and he leaves a void which will be hard to replace.   Steve was hospitalised last week with pneumonia and septicaemia and although there were signs of improvement his heart sadly failed and was unable to regain consciousness.   On behalf of all at tadea Middlesbrough ....


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Baden Basketballs Give Away On Sunday

The official match ball provider to the English Basketball leagues; Baden will have its UK representative at the big Middlesbrough Lions v Stockport game this Sunday. Dave Hill who is Basketball Manager at Ransome Sporting Goods will be bringing some mini basketballs to throw into the crowd during the game. Tickets are just £4 adults, £3 children and £12 family (2adults/2children) The huge battle of the two joint 2nd placed teams takes place at Eston Sports Academy this ....


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Middlesbrough Lions Bid For League Title

This Sunday will see tadea Middlesbrough Lions attempt to place one hand on the league title, should they beat joint first placed Rossendale Raptors at Eston Sports Academy.   The feat will be no easy one as the Raptors head to Eston looking for their 11th straight win. They have the best winning record in the league and have only lost twice this season; only once with star man Stephen Gayle. This loss though, was at the hands of the Lions, a 1pt victory in the most dramatic of fashions ....


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Lions Maul Titans

Another dominant first period from tadea Middlesbrough Lions led to a tenth win of the season after a super 52-108 win over Oldham Titans. Oldham Titans 52-108 tadea Middlesbrough Lions Lions opened their account with Lee Norton firing in a 3-pointer. Zach Allen was quick to respond with a well crafted lay up but from then on the hosts would struggle as Middlesbrough began to stamp a solid authority on the game. Norton was involved again seconds later when he was fouled on another 3-point ....


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Tadea Middlesbrough Lions V Liverpool

Third placed tadea Middlesbrough Lions entertain ninth placed Liverpool and a convincing win could see the Lions go joint top if the result of the Rossendale v Stockport game goes the right way. Sunday 11th Dec Eston Sports Academy. Lions will be hoping to display a similar performance to the last encounter with a Merseyside team two weeks ago when the Middlesbrough outfit posted a record 42-145 win over Mersey Tigers II. In that game defence was the key and the Lions have focussed the ....


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Tadea Middlesbrough Lions 85-83 Burnley Blaze

The biggest crowd of the season witnessed tadea Middlesbrough Lions beat the previously unbeaten league leaders; Burnley Blaze in yet another thriller at Eston Sports Academy. It was Lions best performance of the season and this time it was consistent throughout the entire game as both sides kept within shouting distance of each other for three quarters before Lions upped the ante in the fourth to go ahead as many as 14pts with just four minutes remaining. With the game seemingly won, two ....


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Lions Basketball Group Invites

Groups are being invited to a top class basketball game for FREE with tadea Middlesbrough Lions this Sunday and Sunday 11th December.   Club Chairman; James Thomson is keen to open the doors to newcomers with a simple and honest philosophy - “If they like it, we hope they will come back” “We have a 1,200 capacity arena and are keen to generate a great atmosphere by attracting as many people as possible. Our core fan base is ever growing and if we can encourage some new ....


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Lions Beat Raptors In Incredible Turnaround

  tadea Middlesbrough Lions came back from the dead to clinch an incredible victory with just 2 seconds remaining on the clock. It was a victory described by coach James Thomson as the best he has ever been involved in and “poetry in motion.” Hopefully this will set the Lions roaring forward.   Unable to score and down 10-0 in first five minutes, down 16-4 by the seventh minute and at the end of the quarter down 24-10. Down 42-28 at half time and if this was a boxing ....


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Tadea Lions V Mohawks Preview

 Lions must learn from their mistakes and bounce back this Sunday as they put their cup exit in the National Shield behind them. And there is no better way to right the wrongs than a derby game against local rivals Tees Valley Mohawks. The game tips off Sunday 4pm. Spectators are asked to be seated by 3.30pm. Tickets are just £4 adults and £3 children. Family tickets are also available at just £12 for 2 adults and 2 kids (17 & under). The Mohawks have already lost ....


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Lions Help Road Accident Victims

Middlesbrough must now pick themselves up after the disappointment of being knocked out of the National Shield on Sunday at Hull ahead of their derby game this Sunday against Mohawks. The day got even worse as a car full of tadea Lions fans were involved in an accident on the M62/A1 junction and the team bus having to re-route to rescue the stranded fans. Thankfully no one was seriously hurt although most suffered whiplash injuries after the vehicle hit a tyre in the middle of the motorway. A ....


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Tadea Middlesbrough Lions Sign Huge American

tadea Middlesbrough Lions are pleased to unveil the much anticipated arrival of their new American player in Mike Konanec, a powerful 6’9 centre/forward who in Coach James Thomson’s opinion now completes the starting line up for the team. The club fought off tough competition for the big man’s signature from offers in Paraguay, Mexico, Peru and others. Konanec will go straight into the squad for the trip this weekend to Hull and the news has been met with delight from all ....


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Hull Waps V Tadea Middlesbrough Lions

  Middlesbrough Lions travel to Hull Wasps this Sunday for an unusual double header at the Bonus Arena. The Lions take on the Wasps on Saturday, 7.30pm in a league game and then again on Sunday, 6.30pm for the second round of the National Shield. A large contingent of fans are aiming to make the relatively short trip to Hull to support the Middlesbrough players and Coach James Thomson is hoping they will have something to cheer about.“There is a possibility that three new players ....


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Tadea Middlesbrough Lions Tansporter Offer

In partnership with Love Middlesbrough, Heaven Scent and TADEA Middlesbrough Lions.   As part of the Transporter Bridge Centenary celebrations, anyone attending the National League Basketball game:   TADEA Middlesbrough Lions v Oldham Titans At Eston Sports Academy TS6 9AE   Will gain entry for just £2 by stating ‘Transporter Bridge’ at purchase.   ALSO   Every Adult will receive a FREE Yankee Candle thanks to Heaven Scent Middlesbrough and ....


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Maroons Pushed All Way By Lions

  The Bradford Maroons; dressed in green, came to Eston Sports academy intent on improving on last year’s win total which was only three in a season which saw them relegated. They should be under no dissolutions however that division four will be easy.   TADEA Middlesbrough Lions 74-88 Bradford Maroons   The TADEA Lions themselves have high aspirations this season but while they are awaiting the arrival of their big American, the going got tough against Bradford who ....


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Super Tom Tom Directs Big Derby Win For Lions!

In front of a big crowd, a strong team was fielded by Mohawks to provide Lions with a tough test in the National Shield Competition. Former BBL player Dijon Fisher and experienced division one players Alex Moore, James Burton and Tyrone Thomas plus seasoned national league players Damian Warriner and Lee Woolams would provide the core of Mohawks but the going would not be easy as the TADEA Lions pounced into an early 9-0 lead. The young and impressive Patrick O’Connor, who was approached ....


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Tadea Middlesbrough Lions Announce First New Signing

  TADEA Middlesbrough Lions have made their first new signing for next season in the form of powerful Polish youngster; Matt Rudzik. A raw young talent who TADEA Lions chief James Thomson believes can be a significant feature throughout the year. Mr Thomson also promised while this signing is the first it wont be the last with a big name being lined up.   Matt sealed the deal last Friday and stated “I am looking forward to playing for Lions. I think I will develop from the ....


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Tadea Lions Boss Hungry For Success Next Season

TADEA Middlesbrough Lions chairman and head coach; James Thomson has signalled his intentions for next season and is as eager as ever to build a team capable of achieving success.   This week England Basketball announced the National League Division 4 line up which will provide at least 15 home games for the Lions fans to look forward to after Mr Thomson confirmed the club have entered the National Shield and National Cup. TADEA Middlesbrough Lions will face another long season next ....


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Basketball Training Camp

  Following the successful camps the TADEA Middlesbrough Lions ran last week, the club have organised another date for Wednesday 20th April from 10am-4pm at Gilbrook College.   The event will feature a skills and training session on the morning and a tournament on the afternoon. Over 20 people have already booked places and the cost is only £20 for the full day.   The camp is for all ages 16 and under for both boys and girls of all abilities.   For more ....


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Tadea Middlesbrough Lions Half Term Basketball Camp

  Following their recent cup success, TADEA Lions are holding a basketball camp for all ages and abilities during half term. The camp will be led by Lions star Tom Robinson along with other coaches and guest appearances. The camp is an ideal way to improve your game and will cover all aspects from fundamental skill development for junior players and more intense work outs for senior players.   Lions Head Coach; James Thomson is encouraging all those who enjoy basketball to attend ....


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Get On Board For Final Lions Home Game

  It’s the Final Home game of the season and Lions are looking to build on last weeks big win over Newcastle with another victory at home to Bury. The Blue Devils are struggling in the league after the departure of Coach Chris Walsh but are a capable side and Lions and their fans will have to be at their best to ensure the win.   This Sunday 4pm tip at Eston Sports Academy Junior Session Sunday 2-3pm at Eston £3   Final Home Game of The Season TADEA ....


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Tyne Tees Success For Lions

  TADEA Middlesbrough Lions produced their biggest win of the season in a show time display at Eston Sports Academy. The good turn out from home fans were treated to some great passes, sweet shots and a few acrobatic dunks to top of a great afternoon in the Tyne Tees derby.   TADEA Middlesbrough Lions 88-57 Newcastle Eagles II   The game started brightly for Lions as four players marked the score sheet, Tom Robinson and Robert Wright playing particularly well. In the sixth ....


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The Big Battle For 8th Place

TADEA Lions are tied on 12pts with Wirral and both teams are wrestling for 8th place or higher. Hornets are one of the most physical teams in the league and many teams have fallen victim to their aggressive style of basketball. Lions are determined not to allow this to happen to them. Wirral beat the Lions in Cheshire before Christmas however Middlesbrough were not at their best. On the back of three big wins last weekend, TADEA Lions are aiming to continue their good run and put some breathing ....


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Wasps Sting Lions

  TADEA Middlesbrough Lions suffered their second consecutive defeat when they fell just short of the mark in front of another cracking crowd at Eston Sports Academy.   TADEA Middlesbrough Lions 78-85 Hull Wasps   The Lions held a 4pt lead at the first quarter and had seemingly solved their defensive and rebounding frailties from previous games. Hull rescued those 4pts in the second quarter and the scorers were all square at the interval 37-37. In the third period ....


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Lions Cruel Defeat

Basketball can be a cruel game sometimes and TADEA Middlesbrough Lions coach; James Thomson struggled to explain what went wrong after a great crowd of around 200 watched their side lead Stockport for over three quarters to eventually lose by 6pts.   TADEA Middlesbrough Lions 86-92 Stockport Falcons   “I am trying to work out what went wrong, there was nothing visibly wrong and overall the whole team played well enough to deserve a comfortable victory. There were factors ....


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