11 FEB 2018: PHOENIX 73-86 RIDERS

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Bernardini stars again as Riders increase lead at the top.

BBL Championship

Cheshire Phoenix 73-86 Leicester Riders (27-21, 46-43, 58-70)

Leicester Riders continue to stretch their advantage at the top of the BBL Championship after beating Cheshire Phoenix on Sunday.

It was the second road victory of the weekend for the league leaders as they move to a 19-2 record.

Leading scorers – Riley 23, Jackman 17, Tourary 12 (Phoenix) – Bernardini 31, Holder 18, Douse/Robertson 11 (Riders)

Turning point – Cheshire led at the half, but the visitors turned on the style in the third with 27 points in the period to take control before closing out the win n the fourth.

Key stat – Riders knocked down 11 triples in the contest and also found success inside the arc with 60% shooting efficiency.

Game hero(es) – Tyler Bernardini stepped up again with 31 points with Riders without Hampton, Thomson and Wright, while JR Holder added a further 18 points in support.


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