- National Teams
The Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders closed the gap on the top four in the BBL Championship as they overcame the third-placed Marshall MK Lions with a 100-85 win.
The game was close throughout with a number of lead changes but a 14-3 run by the Riders to take a commanding 90-78 lead with 1.35 remaining sealed the game.
Tempers frayed with a couple of minutes remaining as Dawud Morris fouled Bradd Wierzbicki going to the basket, with Robert Youngblood and LaTaryl Williams getting involved in a confrontation. Players from both benches got involved, ending with Barry Lamble of Leicester and Guy Dupuy of MK Lions being ejected. The game continued in a similar vein with fouls on both sides as the Riders saw it out from the free-throw line.
Bradd Wierzbicki led the Riders with 26 points, whilst the Lions were led by EJ Harrison’s 28.