Important Placings Decided in Friday’s Cup Action

BBL Cup, North Group

Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks 101-81 B. Braun Sheffield Sharks (22-20, 49-35, 74-58)
(Rocks – Pryor 34, Murray 30, Bunyan 14; Sharks – Lewis 22, McKnight 18, Koch 11)

Newcastle Eagles 104-71 Manchester Giants (20-15, 43-23, 74-49)
(Eagles – Aded-Hussein 25, Morsell 20, Fletcher 17; Giants – Bankevics 20, Arques 16, C. Jones 12)

BBL Cup, South Group

Bristol Flyers 85-75 London City Royals (23-22, 42-37, 59-65)
(Flyers – F. Thomas 17, Delpeche 15, Edozie 15; Royals – Scott 18, Lucas 17, Lawrence 15)

Worcester Wolves 77-78 Surrey Scorchers (21-16, 34-36, 53-57)
(Wolves – Bouwknecht 15, Josephs 14, Williams 14; Scorchers – Ogedengbe 22, White 12, Raftopoulos 10)

In a big night of BBL Cup action on Friday, a number of important placings were settled in the North Group, while in the South Bristol Flyers remain in the hunt for a home quarter-final as London City Royals confirm top spot despite defeat.

North of the border, Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks prevented B. Braun Sheffield Sharks from winning the North Group with a first win in five games. Greg Pryor (34) and Gareth Murray (30) combined for 64 points, with Murray shooting 7-9 three-pointers, as Rocks won 101-81.

That confirmed Leicester Riders as the winners of the North Group. Meanwhile, Newcastle Eagles will finish in third spot after beating Manchester Giants 104-71 at Eagles Community Arena, behind a huge performance from Sade Aded-Hussein as he went for 22 points, 16 rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Worcester Wolves and Bristol Flyers are in a battle for second place in the South Group, and that is still alive as Flyers used a big defensive performance in the fourth quarter to beat group leaders London City Royals 85-75. They won the fourth 26-10 as captain Daniel Edozie scored six of his 15 points with big plays down the stretch.

Worcester would have confirmed second with a win, and looked like they had it until Tayo Ogedengbe scored on the buzzer for Surrey Scorchers to give them a 78-77 upset win on the road, Ogedengbe scoring 22 in total.