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Pirates Move Off The Bottom of The Table

The Essex Pirates beat the Airwaves Plymouth Raiders 79-75 to move off the bottom of the BBL table yesterday afternoon.

Essex had the lead in a low scoring first half, 32-29. A 10-6 burst bought the Raiders right back in to it to start the third quarter, but Taner Adu responded himself with eight points in an 11-4 run by Essex to keep it a 10 point lead.

Essex started the fourth quarter leading 60-53, but the Raiders wouldn’t go away. On 5 separate occasions Plymouth got to within 2 points but couldn’t quite get over the hump.

On five occasions in the fourth quarter Plymouth worked themselves back within one shot of tying the match, but couldn’t quite keep the momentum going.

Pirates were led by Taner Adu’s 25 points, while Florentino Valencia led the Raiders with 24.

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