Riders picked up a strong win on the road in Glasgow with a depleted roster, here is what we learnt about the team this weekend.
Rema is ready
Riders’ back up Point Guard Rema Lascelles came up big for the Riders against the Glasgow Rocks on Sunday in the absence of start Guard Kyron Cartwright.
Rema had one of his best games for the Riders to date scoring 13 points on a perfect 5-5 shooting along with 4 rebounds and a 11 assists. Rema was key in the Riders great all round performance against the Rocks holding them to just 66 points whilst scoring 88 themselves with 5 players scoring in double digits.
New man Darien provides a great inside presence
6’11 New recruit Darien Nelson-Henry made an impressive start to his Riders career providing the team with an inside presence that had been lacking in recent weeks.
Inserted into the starting line up by Coach Paternostro Darien established himself inside early with some nice moves around the basket and a tough presence on the defensive end of the floor.
Nelson-Henry finished the game with 11 points in just 14 minutes on court as well as 1 rebounds and 2 assists. Darien will no doubt become more comfortable in the coming weeks as he gets more games under his belt.
Despite the injures to Josh Ward-Hibbert and Kyron Cartwright that meant they were unable to play against the Rocks the Riders were still able to get contributions across the board.
The Riders had 5 scorers in double figures including a season high 21 points from Jesse Chuku, the Riders also saw valuable contributions from Loughborough students Jonas Dieterich and Alex Roberts who have stepped up when called upon so far this season.
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