BBL Cup, Group 1
Surrey Scorchers 73-84 Plymouth Raiders (21-13, 36-42, 57-62, 73-84)
(Scorchers – Cook 15, Hassan 14, Rickman 13; Raiders – Ochereobia 19, Hamilton 17, Neighbour 16)
BBL Cup, Group 3
B. Braun Sheffield Sharks 64-85 Leicester Riders (17-24, 31-45, 43-64, 64-85)
(Sharks – Nichols 13, McKnight 12, Marsden 10; Riders – Johnson 20, Washington 15, Nelson-Henry 14)
BBL Cup, Group 3
Newcastle Eagles 79-99 London Lions (23-27, 47-47, 61-69, 79-99)
(Eagles – Maxwell 23, Gordon 17, Defoe 14; Lions – Robinson 23, Liggins 20, Williams 16)
Ashley Hamilton stared for the Plymouth Raiders as they took home their third win in four games in Group One of the BBL Cup, as he finished with a near double double, with 17 points and nine rebounds.
Michael Ochereobia added some much needed depth from the bench, and put up 19 points and six rebounds in just 19 minutes of action on the court.
It was a game that was in the balance until the fourth quarter, when the Raiders strode ahead to hand the Scorchers their second defeat of the competition so far.
Elsewhere in Yorkshire the Leicester Riders cruised to a 21 point victory past the B. Braun Sheffield Sharks, thanks to double-doubles from William Lee and Darien Nelson-Henry.
The Riders led this game from early on in the first quarter and never looked back, Corey Johnson added 20 on the night for the visitors, and as a team they shot nearly 50% from the field which the Sharks could not keep pace with.
Defeat see’s the Sharks drop to the bottom of Group 3 of the BBL Cup, whereas the Riders are putting themselves in a great position to quality for the Quarter Finals of the competition.
Finally, in Friday’s late tip-off, the London Lions beat the Newcastle Eagles by 20 points, for their second win, to leave a wide open race for qualifying for the next round in BBL Cup.
Former team mate of LeBron James and Cleveland Cavalier, DeAndre Liggins finished the game with a huge double-double, with 20 points and 14 rebounds, as he showed his class in the North East.
Six Lions players made it into double figures, with Justin Robinson leading the way with 23 points, and debutant Orlando Parker adding 11.
For the Eagles, Evan Maxwell finished the night with 23 points, and was the only Newcasle player to make a three, making three of them, but his efforts were not enough on the night for the hosts.