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Riders & Raiders pick up second win, whilst Rocks pick up first

BBL Cup, Group 1
Plymouth Raiders 96-60 Worcester Wolves (16-9, 41-26, 67-45)
(Raiders – Hamilton 21, Neighbour 18, Sentence 11; Wolves – Williams 23, Bryan-Amaning 14, Okiki 10)

BBL Cup, Group 3
Leicester Riders 97-76 London Lions  (26-11, 53-31, 75-49)
(Riders – Washington 20, Lee 18, Johnson 17; Lions – Williams 20, Liggins 14, Ware 14)

BBL Cup, Group 2
Glasgow Rocks 93 – 63 Cheshire Phoenix (21-12, 43-32, 68-49)
(Rocks – Kwedi 26, Jacdonni 16, Bunyan 13; Phoenix – Rolls-Tyson 18, Rangeley 13, Lufadeju 11)

Leicester Riders and Plymouth Raiders claimed their second consecutive win of the weekend on Sunday, whilst Glasgow Rocks picked up their first.

Following their Friday wins, Leicester handed London Lions their third loss of the season 97-76, and Plymouth picked up their second win at their first home game of the season against Worcester Wolves, 96-60. And in their first game of the BBL Cup, Glasgow commanded a 30-point victory over Cheshire Phoenix, 93-63.

Ashley Hamilton and Will Neighbour were the star men for the Raiders as they helped their side to a comfortable win against the Wolves and to take them top of the BBL Cup Group 2. In the day’s early tip off the Devon based side looked dominant throughout and a 21 point performance from Hamilton with the help of 18 from Neighbour gave the Raiders their biggest win at the Pavilion since October 2016.

Leicester Riders capped off an impressive weekend with a well-deserved win against the London Lions. A double-double performance from William Lee with 18 points and 13 rebounds as well as a superb performance from Conner Washington with 20, condemned the Lions to their third loss of season. The result pushes Riders to joint first place in Group 3, alongside rivals Newcastle.

Glasgow Rocks kicked off their BBL campaign in emphatic style going to straight to the top of Group 2. Julis Van Sauers and Boban Jacdonni both provided double-double performances, but it was Marc Kwedi who was the star man for the Scottish side, going 7-8 from behind the arc and dropping 26 points. The result leaves Cheshire still seeking their first win of the season.