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01 DEC 2017: FORCE 59-87 PHOENIX

Cheshire Phoenix earned their second win over Leeds Force in less than 7 days with a dominant display on the road.

BBL Championship

Leeds Force 59-87 Cheshire Phoenix (21-19, 30-47, 48-73)

Cheshire Phoenix ensured they recorded consecutive victories over Leeds Force in less than a week with an impressive 59-87 display on the road.

The result heaps further misery on Force who fell to Cheshire in the reverse fixture after leaking 33 point in the final quarter.

Leading scorers – Tsourakis 22, Nix 11, Kyei 9 (Force); Gettys 29, Sandoval 20, Falzon 11 (Phoenix)

Turning point – Cheshire seized the game’s momentum in the second quarter on the back of a blistering 11-0 run to start the period. It was a devastating spell from which Force never recovered.

Key stat – The road side dominated the paint, outscoring their hosts 48-26 under the basket.

Game hero – C.J. Gettys proved too much to handle as the centre dominated the paint on both ends of the floor. The Cheshire big amassed a game-high 29 points and added 13 rebounds.

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