|Riders - Larkai||16|
|Raiders - Wilcher||17|
|Riders - Walker||7|
|Raiders - MacMillan||8|
|Riders - Sullivan||7|
|Raiders - Wilcher||3|
|Riders - Bernardini||2|
|Raiders - MacMillan||4|
|Riders - Wright||2|
|Raiders - Anthony||1|
Leicester Riders extended their perfect start to the BBL Championship season to six games with a dominant 73-49 victory at Plymouth Raiders on Friday.
The warning signs were there for winless Raiders early on as Rob Paternostro’s side opened the game on a 19-4 tear.
The hosts were limited to 23 points during the first half, their lowest first-half points tally of the season, coming off 23% field-goal shooting,
Riders, meanwhile, were in mid-season flow and maintained a 25-point lead for the majority of the third period behind a balanced offensive display and consistent, restrictive defence.
Dzaflo Larkai led Leicester in scoring with 16 points off 7-of-8 shooting with TrayVonn Wright and Andrew Sullivan adding 13 and 12, respectively.
This left the hosts with no way back as, despite 17 points from Josh Wilcher, they recorded their lowest ever score at home in the BBL.
The win means Riders closed the gap on reigning champions and league leaders Esh Group Eagles Newcastle, who are perfect through eight league games, while Raiders’ search for a first win extends to their sixth game, against Manchester Giants on Sunday.