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BBL Weekend Review (Friday 1st-Sunday 3rd March)

The Newcastle Eagles started the weekend strongly with a win against basement club Mersey Tigers who continue their season-long losing streak. The Eagles winning 100-57 on Merseyside to close the gap to the Leicester Riders who were on BBL Trophy duty.

Meanwhile on Sunday the Glasgow Rocks picked up a win at home to the Durham Wildcats to move into third place with player-coach Sterling Davis aiming for the top four. Glasgow winning 88-66, The Wildcats can still make the play-offs in a tight battle for 8th.

The London Lions made it three wins on the bounce and saw the debut of Rod Brown as they beat BBL Trophy finalists Sheffield Sharks. Lions picked up the 86-78 victory in Crystal Palace to give them a good shot of making the play-offs with the team currently in 7th.

Surrey Heat went level with the Worcester Wolves with a 87-78 win against Cheshire Phoenix. Phoenix remain level on points with the Manchester Giants and Sheffield Sharks with the Sharks having multiple games in hand over both teams in the race for 8th.

The BBL Trophy saw Sheffield Sharks finish off Cheshire Phoenix in the second leg of their semi-final and Leicester Riders suffer a defeat but still progress to the final with a slim win over Worcester Wolves.

A Preview of the BBL Trophy Final can be found here.

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