30 Apr 2017: Riders 94-58 Scorchers

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Riders still moving towards a BBL treble

BBL Play-Offs, Quarter-Finals, Second Leg
Leicester Riders 94 (28,51,75) (Bernardini/Washington/Thomson 14)
Surrey Scorchers 58 (12,25,45) (Ogedengbe 21, Taylor 17, Williams/Rollins 7)

Riders win 167-131 on aggregate.

Leicester Riders secured their place in the Play-Offs Semi-Finals in dominant fashion as they defeated Surrey Scorchers 94-58 in the Second Leg.

The tie was evenly poised after Friday’s thrilling draw, but the league champions produced the goods on their home floor to advance.

Tyler Bernardini, Conner Washington and Andy Thomson all netted 14 points apiece with five players in total reaching double figures in a balanced attack.

The game was tied at 10-10 early on before the Riders made their move with a 10-0 run and established a 28-12 advantage after 10 minutes.

Leicester’s lead continued to grow with a 14-2 start to the second and they were 26 points ahead at the half-time break. The gap reached 30 points heading into the fourth and they closed out the game in a convincing manner to advance.

Tayo Ogedengbe led the Scorchers with 21 points but they were unable to pull off a First Round upset.

Posted in Fading Feature, Leicester Riders, Match Reports, Surrey Scorchers