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BBL Weekend Review

The BBL continued this weekend with games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and there was a shock or two to be had.

Newcastle Eagles started the weekend top of the BBL ladder but suffered a shock defeat to Cheshire Phoenix on Friday.

The loss makes it two defeats in a row following the BBL Trophy loss to the Worcester Wolves and gave Leicester Riders the chance to move up to the top with a two point lead.

Leicester played the Manchester Giants on Saturday and sent a message to their ladder rivals with an impressive 84-59 victory.

Both teams also had a Sunday game with Newcastle beating Plymouth Raiders 79-96 but the Riders would also win against Cheshire Phoenix to stay two points ahead.

In the other weekend games, the Sheffield Sharks scored a victory over the Manchester Giants and the Mersey Tiger's losing streak continued with a loss to the Worcester Wolves on the Friday evening.

The Wolves would defeat London Lions a day later after two periods of overtime to give the Lions their sixth consecutive away loss in the BBL.

The other Saturday games included a Plymouth Raiders win against the Surrey Heat in the dying minutes of the game.

Finally on Sunday Glasgow Rocks won at the Durham Wildcats 99-73 with Sterling Davis hitting 30 points.

Confirmed Scores:

Friday

Newcastle Eagles 92-94 Cheshire Phoenix
Sheffield Sharks 95-97 Manchester Giants
Worcester Wolves 119-64 Mersey Tigers

Saturday

Worcester Wolves 98-91 London Lions (After two periods of Overtime)
Plymouth Raiders 91-89 Surrey Heat
Leicester Riders 84-59 Manchester Giants

Sunday

Plymouth Raiders 79-96 Newcastle Eagles
Durham Wildcast 73-99 Glasgow Rocks
Cheshire Phoenix 60-69 Leicester Riders

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