Friday Feeling

Seven games take place this weekend as the full focus returns to the BBL Championship.

Two of the top four meet at Leicester Arena tonight as Leicester Riders host DBL Sharks Sheffield – who arrive off the back of a six-game winning streak.

“It’s been a good week of practice,” said Riders Head Coach, Rob Paternostro.

“Coming off the win last week, there’s a good mood in the camp.

“It’s our last home game for a while so we wanted to make the most of this.

“Sheffield have made an excellent start to the season and really playing well.

“Good size and their guard play has been really good too.”

Riders have turned to a familiar face as they re-signed TrayVonn Wright for a second spell at the club.

Paternostro added: “Having a guy like TrayVonn is exciting.

“I know our fans are excited and we are as a team as well because he’s a really good basketball player.

“He has a lot of highlights, can block shots and is a good, solid player who can help us in a lot of areas.”

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle have the chance to avenge last week’s Cup Quarter-Final loss as they head to Cheshire Phoenix on Sunday, but host Surrey Scorchers before then, tonight.

Ben Thomas’ Cheshire side will first be looking to bounce back from last Sunday’s league defeat as they visit Leeds Force, who will be spurred on from their maiden victory.

As will Manchester Giants who ended their losing streak on the road and face another away test with Surrey Scorchers welcoming them on Sunday afternoon.

Worcester Wolves overcame Glasgow Rocks at the Emirates Arena in the Cup last week and the two teams meet again this evening at the Worcester Arena.

It’s the first of two road games this weekend for the Rocks as they also travel to take on Bristol Flyers in the only game on Saturday.