BBL Recap | 25.09.16

The opening weekend of the new season concluded with five games on Sunday evening. Leicester Riders became the first team to record two wins after holding off Worcester Wolves 77-66, while Esh Group Eagles Newcastle started their campaign with an 85-99 victory over Cheshire Phoenix, behind Scott Martin’s 28 points.
Plymouth Raiders bounced back from an opening loss on Saturday to defeat Surrey Scorchers 87-63 with all five starters reaching double figures, while Jack Isenbarger netted 28 points to inspire Leeds Force to a 79-58 success over DBL Sharks Sheffield.
Also, Glasgow Rocks claimed their first win after recording a convincing 56-90 success away at Manchester Giants as Neil Watson led five scorers in double figures with 21 points on debut.

Results
Leeds Force 79 (21,38,57) (Isenbarger 28, Marsden 12, Sanders/Matthew 8)
DBL Sharks Sheffield 58 (19,33,47) (Poole 14, S Davis 13, Wroblicky 8)

Plymouth Raiders 87 (24,47,66) (Grady 18, Nicholas/Dixon 16)
Surrey Scorchers 63 (10,26,43) (Neighbour 25, Ogedengbe 12, Margai/Rollins 6)

Leicester Riders 77 (23,39,55) (Clark 20, Bernardini 11, Thomson/Hampton 9)
Worcester Wolves 66 (16,42,58) (Kennedy/Huffor 18, Setty 11)

Manchester Giants 56 (9,31,43) (Y Williams 14, Webster 11, Goffen 9)
Glasgow Rocks 90 (24,45,63) (Watson 21, Elechi 16, Lescault 12)

Cheshire Phoenix 85 (18,35,59) (Brown 27, Anderson 21, Wilcher 12)
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 99 (20,42,72) (Martin 28, Defoe 16, Parks 15)

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Source: BBL