ROSES 2014: Basketball Preview

The University of York Basketball Club has endured a season of reasonable success in both men and women’s forms of the game.
The men’s 1sts came a respectable fourth in the final BUCS table of the season. Despite a heavy 103-29 defeat in the Cup to Huddersfield, the White Rose will be pleased after having won against teams from Bradford, Sheffield and Leeds this season.

The women had a marginally less successful season, finishing second from bottom in their BUCS league, but were never really in danger of relegation given the poverty of Sunderland’s team.They will be keen to avoid another Roses landslide defeat after last year’s 71-24 loss on home soil.

Similarly, the men suffered a 75-32 defeat at the hands of the Red Rose last year, and will be keen to make amends when they clash again this weekend, with four points up for grabs for the men and women respectively.First-team member and spokesman for the club Nikos Barbatsalos exclusively told Vision: “We are very excited about the two games on Sunday. We have been training really hard recently in order to stop the current losing streak. Unfortunately some third year players won’t be able to make it to Roses, but we are going to fight till the final second for the win.”