BBL Cup, North Group
(Rocks – Pryor 34, Murray 30, Bunyan 14; Sharks – Lewis 22, McKnight 18, Koch 11)
(Eagles – Aded-Hussein 25, Morsell 20, Fletcher 17; Giants – Bankevics 20, Arques 16, C. Jones 12)
BBL Cup, South Group
(Flyers – F. Thomas 17, Delpeche 15, Edozie 15; Royals – Scott 18, Lucas 17, Lawrence 15)
(Wolves – Bouwknecht 15, Josephs 14, Williams 14; Scorchers – Ogedengbe 22, White 12, Raftopoulos 10)
In a big night of BBL Cup action on Friday, a number of important placings were settled in the North Group, while in the South Bristol Flyers remain in the hunt for a home quarter-final as London City Royals confirm top spot despite defeat.
North of the border, Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks prevented B. Braun Sheffield Sharks from winning the North Group with a first win in five games. Greg Pryor (34) and Gareth Murray (30) combined for 64 points, with Murray shooting 7-9 three-pointers, as Rocks won 101-81.
That confirmed Leicester Riders as the winners of the North Group. Meanwhile, Newcastle Eagles will finish in third spot after beating Manchester Giants 104-71 at Eagles Community Arena, behind a huge performance from Sade Aded-Hussein as he went for 22 points, 16 rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Worcester Wolves and Bristol Flyers are in a battle for second place in the South Group, and that is still alive as Flyers used a big defensive performance in the fourth quarter to beat group leaders London City Royals 85-75. They won the fourth 26-10 as captain Daniel Edozie scored six of his 15 points with big plays down the stretch.