Basketball


PLYMOUTH Raiders’ poor run of results against Leicester Riders continued on Saturday night when they were beaten 88-82 away live on BBC Sport. Raiders have now lost their last 24 matches against the Riders – a run stretching back to 2012. Leicester’s defence came through for them after they had been nine points down, as …

PLYMOUTH Raiders were unable to back up their impressive win at Newcastle Eagles on Friday night with another victory on Sunday at Cheshire Phoenix The Raiders lost 89-84 at Cheshire after failing to build on a half-time lead. The visitors were 10 points up at the end of the first quarter and were 46-39 ahead …

PLYMOUTH Raiders will be looking for revenge on Friday night when they travel to Newcastle Eagles in the BBL Championship. After an incredible December run, the Raiders were brought crashing down to earth by Newcastle Eagles last weekend at the Pavilions. The 83-91 defeat was a crushing blow to the Raiders who had gone unbeaten …

PLYMOUTH Raiders suffered their first defeat since November when they were beaten 91-83 at the Pavilions by Newcastle Eagles on Sunday. The Raiders, who had won their last four games, missed out on the chance to go level with the Eagles ahead of their meeting next Friday to open Newcastle’s new arena. After an even …

IT’S an awards double for Plymouth Raiders after a brilliant spell from Donte Nicholas was recognised with  him being handed Molten BBL Player of the Month honour for December. Following on from play-caller Paul James taking the monthly coaching gong, the Plymouth fans will be delighted to see Nicholas also get the nod. It was …

PLYMOUTH Raiders’ Paul James has been named the Molten Kevin Cadle BBL Coach of the Month after guiding his team through a flawless December. The play-caller made the most of home comforts during the period as Raiders racked up four wins at the Pavilions, tipping off their impressive unbeaten spell with a 94-79 success against …

PLYMOUTH Raiders booked their place in the BBL Trophy quarter-finals by overcoming West Country rivals Bristol Flyers 86-74 at the Pavilions on Sunday. The win meant Raiders have finished December unbeaten following on from league victories over Surrey Scorchers, London City Royals and Cheshire Phoenix. For the second time in three days, Rashad Hassan led …

PLYMOUTH Raiders moved up to sixth in the BBL Championship after beating London City Royals 84-77 at the Pavilions on Sunday. It was Raiders’ fifth home victory out of seven in the BBL this season. Joonas Jarvelainen top scored for them against London with 24 points. Donte Nicholas chipped in with 19 points and 15 …