Leicester Riders take Victory to Start the Season

Category: News
Author: RidersMedia
Date: 22nd September, 2019

Leicester Riders take a 75-54 victory over the Sheffield Sharks to begin BBL Cup competition at the Morningside Arena, Leicester.

Riders came out strong to start the game, never looking back to take a strong victory to stamp their authority over the Sharks to start the competition.

British duo Jamell Anderson and Josh Ward-Hibbert led the scoring with 18 and 17 points respectively whilst Kyron Cartwright finished with double-digit assists with his passing availity very much on display.

Coach Paternostro checked in after the game on Friday.

“A solid performance, we know we have a long way to go but the effort is there and we continue to improve and show what we have.

“Anderson was solid again, he is a veteran player now and understands what it takes to get it done. Offensively he made some nice moves.

“I thought Cartwright really pulled the strings, really pushing the ball and getting guys good looks where is fun to play with for our guys, knowing that he is going to find you.”

Check out full interview with Coach Paternostro below.

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