Riders Open 2019 with 2-0 weekend

Category: News
Author: RidersMedia
Date: 8th January, 2019

Leicester Riders took victory over the Worcester Wolves and the Sheffield Sharks to begin 2019 for the midlands side.

Coach Paternostro’s team travelled to Sheffield on Friday night to play the third place Sharks looking to bounce back from losses over the holiday period.

The Riders came our strong to start the game nut Sharks responded leaving the Riders tied after the first however a strong second quarter pushed the Riders ahead with a narrow lead in a high scoring 20 minutes. The team pushed the ball well in the third to take control of the game and secure the first win of 2019.

Back at home on Saturday the Riders faced a struggling Wolves team but huge 30+ point outbursts from big man Lester Prosper and Robert Crawford kept the Wolves close until late before big stops from the Riders secure the game and the second win of the weekend.

Check out all the highlights from the game below.

Check out what Coach Paternostro had to say on the weekend below.

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