Keynes 82 (27,49,65) (Benjamin 26, Longpre 22, Jamison 10)
80 (22,40,58) (Davis 23, Yanders 15, Windle 13)
Milton Keynes Lions
despatched BBL Cup holders Westfield Sharks Sheffield out of the competition
at the quarter final stage with a nailbiting 82-80 success on Friday night.
Lions opened the
game with an 8-0 burst and lead throughout the whole of the first three
quarters before a 15-0 burst from the Sharks nudged them in front 75-74.
After two Rob Yanders free throws had given Sharks
a 80-78 advantage
with 20s remaining Lion's Ishua Benjamin stepped up to nail a basket to
tie the game and after a Richard Windle's turnover it was Benjamin again
who nailed the winning basket.
Bears 73 (14,32,61) (Huntley 21, Lepore/Williams 11)
Plymouth Raiders 68 (18,34,46) (Beasley 18, Durham 16, Gall 8)
Brighton Bears were
made to sweat but advanced into the semi finals of the BBL Cup with a 73-68
success over the Kularoo Plymouth Raiders.
After a close first
half the Bears broke open a tight game after Steve Lepore bagged 3 three
pointers in a 13-0 burst helping them to a 29-12 third quarter which moved
them 61-46 clear at three quarter time.
The Raiders notched
a 10-1 burst inside the final quarter to trim the advantage to five but
could get no closer.
Phoenix Honda Record Rocks 94 (26,46,72) (McIntosh 27, Joseph 21, Windless
Valley Tigers 82 (26,41,63) (James 20, Moore 20, Murray 17)
The Rocks booked
their place at semi-final day at Ponds Forge by overcoming Thames Valley
Tigers at the Braehead Arena. It's the second year running they have
knocked out the Tigers after beating them at the semi-final stage last
A tight first half
saw the first quarter tied at 26 with the Rocks leading by 5 at 46-41 at
half-time after the Tigers led by a point mid-way through the second.
However slowly the Rocks managed to edge away in the final two quarters
leading 72-63 at the end of the third, Tigers managed to keep the game
close at 6 points for most of the final quarter before the Rocks scored
the game's last 6 points extending the lead to finish with a 12 point advantage.
Lamont McIntosh led
all scorers with 27 of Scottish Rocks' points, he also got 10 assists and
there was also a notable performance from debutant Tony Windless with 16
Jets 85 (20,43,61) (Moore 23, Myers 18, Davis/Dixon 13)
Honda Newcastle Eagles 79 (17,37,60) (Hyatt 25, Bennett 19, Smith 13)
Chester Jets condemned
Newcastle to only their second defeat of the season at the quarter-final
stage of the BBL Cup.
The Eagles opened
strongly at the Northgate Arena as they took a 6-0 lead but Jets bounced
back with an 8-0
tear of their own to take the lead, which they held for the rest of the
In the second Chester
had a 12-2 burst in the first 5 minutes which took the lead to 34-23 but
strong play from
Frank Bennett kept the Eagles in it with a deficit of only 6 points at
the third stanza the Eagles managed to take the lead after a 17-3 tear
which made the
The score remained close and at 75-74 with a minute left Eagles' player/coach
out, this was followed by a series of free-throws as the Jets closed the
from the foul line.
Jeremy Hyatt led
all scorers with 25 points closely followed by Jets' Trey Moore who had