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BBL – Results: Friday 25 March 2016


Mar 26, 2016 #BBL, #newcastle eagles
It was another exciting evening in the BBL Championship on Friday as Leicester Riders and Sheffield Sharks pulled off comeback wins.
Leicester scored the final seven points to defeat Surrey Scorchers 85-82 to keep their title charge on track with Drew Sullivan and Tyler Bernardini sharing 36 points in the win.
Meanwhile, Sheffield came from as many as nine points down in the fourth to beat Bristol Flyers 78-70 with Jerrold Brooks netting a game-high 26 points.
BBL Championship
Sheffield Sharks 78 (19,38,56) (Brooks 26, Robinson 17, Tuck 11)
Bristol Flyers 70 (18,40,54) (Lee 15, McFarland 13, Seilund 12)

Sheffield Sharks overturned a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to claim a 78-70 home victory over Bristol Flyers.

The Sharks were trailing 56-65 with six minutes remaining, but battled back to record their second home win this week.

Jerrold Brooks led the way with a game-high 26 points, while Antone Robinson contributed a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds.

The Sharks made a fast start with an opening 9-4 run, but the Flyers took their first lead of the game on the back of an 8-2 burst. Despite trailing at the end of the first, Bristol responded by opening up a lead as large as seven points at the half and went into the interval ahead.

The lead changed hands throughout the third but Sheffield edged ahead to lead by two going into the final quarter. Bristol scored the first 11 points of the fourth to establish a nine-point lead.

However, Sheffield hit back with a 12-0 run in a spell that included seven straight points inside a minute from Brooks. The Flyers tied the game at 68, but the Sharks produced a strong finish with six more points from Brooks helping to secure the victory.

Tyrone Lee had 13 of his 15 points in the first half with four players reaching double figures for the Flyers as they fall to their 19th league defeat in a further dent to their Play-Off hopes.
BBL Championship
Surrey Scorchers 82 (21,43,60) (Ross-Miller 22, Ogedengbe/Anderson 15)
Leicester Riders 85 (18,39,62) (Sullivan/Bernardini 18, Washington 11)

Leicester Riders survived a huge scare as they managed to pull out an 82-85 victory at the death away at Surrey Scorchers.

Tayo Ogedengbe’s 3-pointer made it 82-78 to the home side with 25 seconds remaining, but the Riders responded with the final seven points to snatch the win.

Drew Sullivan and Tyler Bernardini top scored for Leicester with 18 points apiece to help their side improve to 22-2 in the BBL Championship.

The Scorchers had made a blistering start with an 11-0 opening, before the Riders began to settle in the contest. They took their first lead early in the second, but Ogedengbe helped Surrey into a 43-39 advantage at half-time whilst moving past 1,000 BBL Championship rebounds in the process.

A 9-0 run put the visitors in control when play resumed for the second half, but the Scorchers continued their refusal to give in to the pressure and managed to stay within two points ahead of the final quarter.

Leicester proceeded to open up a seven-point cushion with three minutes to go, although there would be yet more twists in the contest as Surrey put together a 13-2 burst to lead by four in the final minute.

The final twist proved to be decisive as the Riders scored seven unanswered points to earn another victory on the road to maintain their impressive away run.

P   PL W L Pts
1 Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 27 24 3 48
2 Leicester Riders 24 22 2 44
3 Worcester Wolves 28 18 10 36
4 Sheffield Sharks 28 17 11 34
5 Glasgow Rocks 27 15 12 30
6 London Lions 26 12 14 24
6 Cheshire Phoenix 28 12 16 24
6 Plymouth University Raiders 28 12 16 24
9 Leeds Force 28 10 18 20
10 Bristol Flyers 27 8 19 16
11 Manchester Giants 28 7 21 14
12 Surrey Scorchers 27 6 21 12

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