19th Feb Plymouth

19 FEB 2017: Phoenix 110-116 Raiders (2OT)

Joyful road return for Raiders after double-overtime thriller

BBL Championship
Cheshire Phoenix 110 (22,44,70,87)
(Brown 43, DiNunno 31, Anderson 12)
Plymouth Raiders 116 (19,46,60,87)
(Dixon 25, Grady 24, Corletto 22)
After Overtime

Plymouth Raiders completed an impressive comeback as they eventually prevailed 110-116 in double overtime away at Cheshire Phoenix.

The Raiders were comfortably beaten on Friday by Surrey Scorchers and looked to be heading for another defeat when they were down by 12 in the fourth.

However, they battled back and then finally secured the win with a strong finish in the second extra period.

Cory Dixon top scored with 25 points and 13 rebounds off the bench with three other players also scoring 20+ points for Plymouth.

An even first half saw the Raiders have a narrow two-point lead, but the home side produced a strong finish to the third to take control with a 10-point lead.

Cheshire led 76-64, but the visitors battled back with a late 8-0 run tying the game before overtime ensued.

John Barber tied the game at 97 with a huge triple to force double overtime before netting twice more from downtown in a pivotal spell from the Raiders as they pulled clear.

Earl Brown finished with a game-high of 40 points for the Nix with Mike Di Nunno netting 31 on his second debut for the club.

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