Riders take 14th Victory in a Row

Category: News
Author: RidersMedia
Date: 27th February, 2017

Leicester Riders secured their place in the BBL Trophy Final with a 64-84 victory away at Cheshire Phoenix completing a convincing overall success.

The defending champions trailed after 10 minutes on the night, but responded with a huge second period en route to a 135-175 triumph on aggregate.

Taylor King top scored with 19 points with four players reaching double figures as the Riders extended their club-record win streak to 14 games.

The home side made an 8-2 start and still led by the end of the first period despite being pegged back by the Riders. However, the game changed in the second as Leicester went on a 15-2 run in the midst of racking up 34 points to establish an 18-point lead at the half.

The damage had been done with Cheshire needing to win the second half by at least 38 points, though they continued to fight and shared the third period to halt their opponents’ charge.

Leicester edged the final quarter to secure back-to-back 20-point wins to book their place at the Emirates Arena in style.

The Riders have now reached the BBL Trophy Final in four of the last five years and will play Plymouth Raiders on 19 March.

Tickets will be available to the Riders fans shortly and updates provided on social media and our website.

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