Riders round out 2017 with convincing home win.
Leicester Riders 105-53 Leeds Force (19-20, 42-25, 73-37)
Leicester Riders completed a perfect December as they continued their winning run with a comfortable victory against Leeds Force.
Rob Paternostro’s side went 7-0 in the final month of 2017 having now won 10 straight games in all competitions.
Leading scorers – Douse 18, Wright 17, Robertson 14 (Riders) – Curth 14, Bennett 11, Nix 8 (Force)
Turning point – After a slow start, Riders found themselves trailing at the end of the first quarter, but responded in style with a pivotal second period as they held their opponents to just five points to take control. From there, it was all one way.
Key stat – Leicester had 54 points from their bench in a strong team effort as they powered past a Leeds side heading into 2018 with one win to their name.
Game hero(es) – Kiefer Douse led a balanced attack with 18 points, while Rema Lascelles was the orchestrator with an impressive 12 assists off the bench to go with 7 points and 8 rebounds.