|Stat Comparison||Riders||USA Select|
|Riders - R.Hassan||19|
|USA Select - N.Miller||15|
|Riders - J.Anderson||8|
|USA Select - T.Love||5|
|Riders - J.Anderson||7|
|USA Select - N.Miller||4|
|Riders - T.Bernardini||2|
|USA Select - N.Miller||2|
|Riders - D.Roland||1|
|USA Select - S.Roland||1|
Leicester Riders took on USA Select in front of a sell-out crowd to open their preseason games at Loughborough University ahead of the BBL Regular Season.
Riders new signing Tyler Bernardini opened the scoring early to put the home team ahead in front of a sold out Loughborough University venue before teammate Rashad Hassan joined in the scoring to help open a 29-17 lead over the visitors after the first quarter.
The Riders stepped up the pace of the game in the second quarter to extend the lead to 55-31 and did not look back in the second half thanks to good scoring performances from Rashad Hassan as well as returning forward Pavol Losonsky.
Head Coach Rob Paternostro was pleased to pick up the win to open the preseason series of games at Loughborough University.
“It was excellent to back out on the floor, I thought at times we looked really good. We haven’t had that much practice time yet and the new players are still settling in but all in all there are a lot of positives to take.”
“We look forward to tomorrow’s game and then getting back out on the practice floor to clean it up a little bit and I then I think we will be ready to go.”
Rashad Hassan led all scorers with 19 points whilst new signing Neil Watson added 17 points off the bench in tonight’s game. Tyler Bernardini added 15 points in a great showing from Leicester’s backcourt.
Riders take on USA Select (Red Team) tomorrow at 4pm at Loughborough University before facing Rio Nature Monbus and Okapi Aalstar next week ahead of the BBL Season.
Tickets for all games can be found HERE.