London Lions 81-83 Plymouth City Patriots (26-18, 48-35, 62-57)
(Lions – Williams 10, Washburn 16, Ward-Hibbert 13; Patriots – Hassan 28, Williams 19, Ubiaro 15)
B. Braun Sheffield Sharks 77-66 Surrey Scorchers (16-16, 34-35, 53-52)
(Sharks – Glasgow Jr. 19, Johnson 17, Delpeche 7; Scorchers – Davis Jr. 19, Thomas 17, Hamrick 14)
Plymouth City Patriots picked up their greatest win of the season but Friday night time as they managed to topple London Lions in entrance of their very own residence crowd, while B. Braun Sheffield Sharks had been victorious over Surrey Scorchers in entrance of Sky Sports cameras.
Having began to show the nook in latest weeks and selecting up a number of victories after a troublesome first half of the season, the visiting Patriots managed to only edge the home-side by simply two factors, 81-83, backed by a double-double efficiency from former Lions’ participant Rashad Hassan.
London had produced a promising begin to the sport, with Josh Ward-Hibbert – who by the way handed 500 Championship factors in his BBL profession tonight – produced a powerful 13 factors within the first half, giving Lions a 13-point benefit heading into the second half.
Within the opening minutes of the third interval, they prolonged that result in 14, earlier than Rashad Hassan and Joe Hart mixed to provide Patriots a 9 level scoring run to convey that lead again right down to single digits.
As the ultimate interval opened, Plymouth had been ready for a struggle as they went on a 6-0 scoring run to provide them the lead for for the primary time for the reason that early levels of the primary quarter.
Back by extra prime performances from Antonio Williams, 19 factors, and Denzel Ubiaro, 15 factors, the Patriots managed to maintain the struggle alive for the ultimate 10 minutes and maintain off a remaining minute potential comeback from the house facet to provide them their seventh win within the league, a giant increase for the Play-Offs, and arguably their greatest win of the season to this point.
Meanwhile, over on Sky Sports, B. Braun Sheffield Sharks managed to energy forward of holiday makers Surrey Scorchers within the remaining interval of play handy themselves their ninth win within the league, 77-66.
Rodney Glasgow and Antwain Johnson had been a dynamic duo, main their staff to victory tonight, with Glasgow pulling down 19 factors and 7 rebounds, while Johnson produced a further 17 factors.
The match up was remarkably shut all through the primary three intervals, with Surrey Scorchers managing to carry Sheffield to a tied first quarter after which taking a one level lead at half-time, after which holding Sheffield to the identical digit lead on the finish of the third interval. By the time the fourth quarter commenced, it was anyone’s guess how issues would play out.
But backed by a rabid residence crowd at Ponds Forge, the house facet produced a outstanding 14-0 scoring run to provide themselves a snug 15-point result in successfully hand them the victory.