Basketball


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 …

PLYMOUTH Raiders have offered a second chance to British shooting guard Jawad Adekoya. The Raiders were forced to release 6ft 5in Adekoya in January 2018, along with Neil Watson and  Kinu Rochford, after a breach of club rules relating to the use of banned substances. But Devon outfit were suitably impressed by the way Adekoya …

PLYMOUTH Raiders suffered a fourth defeat in six games as they were beaten 91-74 at home by bottom side Worcester Wolves on Sunday. Wolves’ win at the Pavilions capped their best weekend of the season, having beaten Surrey Scorchers on Friday evening. Up until this weekend they had only won one game. The defeat was …