game preview graphic: Essex rebels d3 vs loughborough riders
game preview graphic: Essex rebels d3 vs loughborough riders

NBL D3 SEMIFINAL GAME PREVIEW: Essex Rebels II vs Loughborough Riders II

April 19, 2024

On Saturday, 20th April, at 4pm, the Essex Rebels Division 3 team will face the Loughborough Riders II in what promises to be a thrilling NBL Division 3 Playoff Semifinal at the Essex Sport Arena.

The Rebels, who are having a remarkable season this far, have emerged as the undeniable powerhouse of the East division. With an unbeaten streak under their belt, they have showcased a style of basketball that’s both dominant and exciting. Their journey has been marked by resilience, skill, and determination and now, with their sights set on the ultimate prize, they are prepared to leave it all on the court this Saturday in the Division 3 Playoff Semifinals.

Standing in the Rebel’s way are the Loughborough Riders II, the Midlands division champions. With just one loss this season, the Riders have proven themselves to be a tough opponent for any team.

The stakes couldn’t be higher as the winner will earn the right to advance to the NBL D3 Playoff Final in Manchester on Saturday, April 27th for a chance to be crowned the Division 3 Champion.

Coach Maiden is looking ahead to Saturday’s match-up:

We worked hard all season long to get this home draw throughout the playoffs. A home semifinal is a massive advantage for us to hopefully take down a strong Loughborough Riders team. We’re looking forward to putting on one final show this season in front of our home crowd, Up The Rebs!!

To our passionate fans, your support has been the driving force behind the team’s success all season long, and now, more than ever, they need you in their corner. Don’t miss out on what promises to be an epic showdown at the Essex Sport Arena and get behind your team as they look to make history!

Tickets are still available on Eventbrite. We look forward to seeing you there!


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