Friday, February 28, 2014

Lions beaten as Riders revive title hopes

London Lions 71-99 Leicester Riders

Emdad Rahman

London Lions (13, 37, 49) 71

Brown 18, Marks 17, Ikhinmwin 12, Joseph 6, Knutson 6, Davis 4, Martin 4, Lawson 4, Irish, Freckleton, Sturt

Leicester Riders (16, 43, 76) 99

Hassan 27, Couisnard 25, Downing 17, Sullivan 11, Calvo 7, Anderson 6, Gamble 2, Washington 2, Wanless 2,Lamble, Levi, Okoro

A pulsating game at the Copperbox Arena saw Leicester Riders beat the London Lions to rekindle their Championship aspirations. 

The third quarter saw both teams still in close contention to win the game but for Rashad Hassan's influence on the game. 

With the scores close and both defences influential it was Hassan - easily the best player on the pitch, who orchestrated proceedings as Leicester romped to a 99-71 away win. 

Hassan added 27 points with Jay Couinard contributing a further 25. 

With the Lions playing away in their next fixture Manchester Giants are the next visitors to the Copperbox on Sunday 9th March.

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