23 FEB 2018: PHOENIX 100-88 GIANTS

Cheshire Phoenix hit 100 points on the way to a comfortable home win.

BBL Championship
Cheshire Phoenix 100-88 Manchester Giants (26-15, 49-36, 74-66)

Cheshire Phoenix claimed the season head-to-head over Manchester Giants after coming out on top on BBC Sport.

Ben Thomas’ side close the gap on eighth place as they pick up their ninth league win of the campaign.

Leading scorers – Riley 25, Gettys 22, May-Thompson 16 (Phoenix) – Bankevics 21, Kadiri 20, Jones 16 (Giants)

Turning point – The opening period proved to be the difference as Cheshire opened up a double-digit advantage and despite their best efforts, there was no way back for the Giants- even with a 30-point third quarter.

Key stat – Manchester shot at 65% inside, but were dominated on the boards (44-24) as Cheshire scored 30 second chance points compared to 2.

Game hero(es) – Malcolm Riley put up 25 points in the win and dished out 10 assists with CJ Gettys one of many recipients as he finished with 22 points along with 9 rebounds.

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