Basketball


PLYMOUTH Raiders had to settle for an eighth-placed finish in the BBL Championship after losing 82-70 away at Glasgow Rocks on Sunday evening. Raiders already knew they would make the end of the season play-offs going into the game but they could have finished as high as fifth had they won. However, instead they will …

PLYMOUTH Raiders took a giant step closer to making the BBL play-offs after defeating South West rivals Bristol Flyers 94-91 after over-time on Sunday. Paul James’ side join DBL Sharks Sheffield on 16-16 with a win in their final game enough to guarantee play-off qualification, while the Flyers drop outside of the top eight after …

PLYMOUTH Raiders were unable to stop London Lions’ march towards the BBL Championships title after they were beaten 99-92 in the capital on Wednesday night. The Lions are now just one game away from claiming the league crown and going into the play-offs as top seeds. Raiders remain in seventh spot, despite the defeat. The …

AFTER back-to-back wins at the weekend, Plymouth Raiders will be hoping to continue their good form when they face BBL leaders London Lions away on Wednesday evening (7.30pm). Raiders took a huge step towards play-off security with stunning wins against London City Royals and Worcester Wolves respectively. After overcoming a 20-point deficit against the reigning …

PLYMOUTH Raiders made it two wins in as many nights to strengthen their place in the top eight of the BBL with a 106-83 victory over Worcester Wolves on Sunday. Paul James’ side levelled their record at 15-15 to move two wins clear of the outside contenders for the play-offs. The victory over Worcester followed …

PLYMOUTH Raiders will be looking for a vital BBL win when they travel Sheffield Sharks on Friday night (7.30pm). Raiders fell out of play-off contention and into ninth place with a 90-98 loss to Manchester at the pavilions last Sunday. Head coach Paul James was frustrated by the performance. “We just weren’t at the races. …

MANCHESTER Giants avenged last week’s defeat at home to Plymouth Raiders with an important 98-90 victory at the Pavilions on Sunday. Danny Bryne’s side had already lost the head-to-head, but pick up a vital victory with both teams now level at 12-15 ahead of the final month of the regular season. The Giants were ahead …

PLYMOUTH Raiders bounced back from their defeat at London City Royals on Saturday evening by beating Surrey Scorchers 108-89 at the Pavilions on Sunday. The win keeps Raiders inside the top eight and on course for the end of season play-offs. Paul James’ side showed no ill-effects of a road game less than 24 hours …