Match Report:
Riders 65 Rio Natura Monbus 73

Category: Match Report
Author: Leicester Riders
Date: 20th September, 2014
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1/4 2/4 3/4 Total
Riders 16 31 47 65
Rio Natura Monbus 21 36 52 73
Stat Comparison Riders Rio Natura Monbus
Points 65 73
FG Made/Attempted 22-59 22-54
3P Made/Attempted 5-14 6-20
3P% 36% 30%
FT Made/Attempted 16-26 23-27
FT% 62% 85%
Rebounds 32 40
Turnovers 20 20
Individual Leaders
Scoring Totals
Riders - T. Bernardini 24
Rio Natura Monbus - A. Corbacho 15
Riders - R. Hassan 14
Rio Natura Monbus - M. Kleber 9
Riders - T. Bernardini 3
Rio Natura Monbus - P. Pumprla 2
Riders - T. Bernardini 2
Rio Natura Monbus - D. Miller 4
Riders - R. Hassan 1
Rio Natura Monbus - K. Nankivil 2

Leicester Riders hosted Rio Natura Monbus of Obradoiro CAB to open the Riders European Tournament at Loughborough University.

In a very physical game of basketball the Riders were led by shooting guard Tyler Bernardini as his offence kept the Riders close on route to 24 points in the game. Rashad Hassan added a double double of  12 points and 14 rebounds.

Recent Loughborough graduate Jamell Anderson led the way on the defensive end whilst young point guard Conner Washington bothered defensives throughout the game.

Riders Head Coach Rob Paternostro was pleased his teams performance overall,

“It was a really hard fought game tonight! Both teams played really hard considering it was an exhibition game, I am proud of our guys. Our conditioning let us down a little bit at the end and will will continue to rectify that but all in all it was a really great game of basketball.”

Forward Rashad Hassan commented after the game also,

It was a great effort from the team tonight and although we took a tough loss we will bounce back as we have a game Sunday. We will give it our best effort and hopefully pick up a win.”

Riders will face Okapi Aalstar on Sunday at 5pm but not before Rio Natura Monbus face visiting Okapi Aalstar at Loughborough University at 5pm today (Saturday 20th September).

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