Basketball


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 …

PLYMOUTH Raiders bounced back from their BBL Trophy exit on Friday night with a dominant display on the road against Surrey Scorchers on Sunday. The Raiders won 112-98 to move to 10-9 in the BBL Championship, despite the absence of star player Donte Nicholas. Plymouth, who had been beaten at home by Glasgow two days …

AFTER four weeks on the road, Plymouth Raiders return to the Pavilions on Friday to face the Glasgow Rocks in the second round of the BBL Trophy (7.30pm). The Raiders picked up two wins out of five in January, posting impressive victories away against Newcastle Eagles and the number two ranked Sheffield Sharks, but losing …

PLYMOUTH Raiders will be looking to bounce back after two away defeats on Friday night when they hit the road again with a trip to second-placed Sheffield Sharks. It will be the Raiders’ fourth consecutive away match. They have lost to Cheshire Phoenix and Leicester Riders since stunning Newcastle Eagles on their new home coach …