Match Report:
Phoenix 59 Riders 65

Category: Match Report
Author: Leicester Riders
Date: 29th September, 2014
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1/4 2/4 3/4 Total
Riders 25 39 48 65
Cheshire Phoenix 13 21 42 59
Stat Comparison Riders Cheshire Phoenix
Points 65 59
FG Made/Attempted 19-45 18-47
3P Made/Attempted 6-22 3-19
3P% 27% 16%
FT Made/Attempted 9-14 14-19
FT% 64% 74%
Rebounds 34 48
Turnovers 12 18
Individual Leaders
Scoring Totals
Riders - T.Bernardini 16
Cheshire Phoenix - B.Karp 21
Riders - J.Anderson 10
Cheshire Phoenix - D.Watts 17
Riders - Watson 5
Cheshire Phoenix - A.Pauline 5
Riders - J.Anderson 4
Cheshire Phoenix - A.Pauline 3
Riders - P.Losonsky 1
Cheshire Phoenix - D.Watts 3

Leicester Riders completed a great opening weekend with a tough road win against Cheshire Phoenix.

Riders came out of the gates to open the game on a 7-1 run before Cheshire responded and locked in of a battle  throughout the entire game.

In a physical game, Riders guard Tyler Bernardini continued his good form whilst new point guard Neil Watson pushed the tempo of the game.

Riders carried a lead into the fourth quarter before Cheshire came all the way back to within one point of the visitors. Washington came up with a big three for the Riders before big plays from Losonsky and Watson to help bring the team home to victory.

Coach Paternostro was pleased with the victory on the road to start the season well.

“It was a tough game, and a tough opening weekend with two games back-to-back. The second half was tough for us but to give our guys credit they toughed it out near the end to get the win.”

Riders are back in action on October 11th as they start their BBL Cup campaign against Surrey United.

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