Basketball


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 …

BRISTOL Flyers suffered a blow to their play-off hopes after agonisingly losing 113-111 away at Glasgow Rocks in a game that went to quadruple overtime. Glasgow’s dramatic win has moved them back to fourth in the table, while the Flyers remain in ninth spot – two points behind eighth-placed Plymouth Raiders with a game in …

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 …

BRISTOL Flyers were beaten 90-83 at home by Leicester Riders, who went to the top of the BBL Championship for the first time this season thanks to the win. Leicester are the team Bristol have struggled most against since they joined the BBL in 2014. The Riders have now claimed 17 straight wins over the …