|Stat Comparison||Riders||Cheshire Phoenix|
|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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