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08 Jan 2017: Force 68-82 Phoenix

Phoenix take down Force to advance in the Trophy.

BBL Trophy, First Round
Leeds Force 68
(8,20,47) (Sanders 16, Matthew 15, Sandoval 11)
Cheshire Phoenix 82
(21,44,68) (Brown 23, Anderson 18, May-Thompson 16)

Cheshire Phoenix moved into the Quarter-Finals of the BBL Trophy after defeating Leeds Force 68-82 on the road.

Earl Brown led the way with 23 points and eight rebounds with three other players in double figures.

The visitors raced out of the blocks to open up a double-digit advantage in the opening period with Leeds held to just eight points.

Cheshire continued to apply pressure on the defensive end and stretched their lead beyond 20 points with Jamell Anderson leading the charge and Brown netting a three to end the half.

Leeds came out firing in the second and racked up 27 points in the third period with Eddie Matthew finding his range from downtown, but they still trailed by 21 heading into the fourth.

A late surge saw Force close to within 12 but the damage had been done and Cheshire completed the victory and will be at home for their Quarter-Final tie against Bristol Flyers.

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