BBL action in March concluded with another exciting weekend of action with the race for the Play-Offs still impossible to predict.

 

Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks head into April in joint fourth after extending their winning run to six straight. Vincent Lavandier’s side defeated Manchester Giants 73-86 on the road on Thursday before seeing off Leicester Riders in an 89-77 victory at the Emirates Arena to move to 14-11.

 

Cheshire Phoenix boosted their top eight hopes with an impressive 64-79 win away at Leicester Riders on Friday night. CJ Gettys had 19 points, 16 rebounds and five assists in the road triumph, though the Phoenix then fell to a 75-87 loss at home to Bristol Flyers with 20 points for Justin Gray.

 

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle picked up another weekend double – this time on the road – as they moved up into second spot. The Eagles held off Worcester Wolves in a 93-96 success before outlasting London City Royals for a 90-97 overtime victory with 34 points from Victor Moses.

 

Manchester Giants bounced back from their home loss to Glasgow with a 90-98 triumph at fellow Play-Off hopefuls, Plymouth Raiders. Ingus Bankevics fired in 29 points, while Willie Clayton added 20 points and 20 rebounds in the win to leave both sides at 12-15.

 

Prior to their home loss to Newcastle, London City had enjoyed a 77-74 comeback win against London Lions with Wes Washpun leading his side to victory. The Lions hit back on Sunday as they beat Surrey Scorchers 83-96 to extend the gap at the top with their 21-4 record.

 

Meanwhile, DBL Sharks Sheffield claimed a convincing 86-66 win at home to Bristol on Friday night for their 14th league win of the campaign to stay ahead in the battle for the top eight.
Pos   PL W L Pts
1 London Lions 25 21 4 42
2 Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 27 19 8 38
3 Leicester Riders 26 18 8 36
4 Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks 25 14 11 28
4 London City Royals 25 14 11 28
6 DBL Sharks Sheffield 27 14 13 28
7 Cheshire Phoenix 27 13 14 26
8 Manchester Giants 27 12 15 24
8 Plymouth Raiders 27 12 15 24
10 Bristol Flyers 25 11 14 22
11 Surrey Scorchers 27 5 22 10
12 Worcester Wolves 26 4 22 8