BBL Trophy Winners Riders Could Retain BBL Championship Title

Leicester Riders are a win away from retaining the BBL Championship title for the first time in the club’s 49 year history!

Apr 10, 2017

We are proud to sponsor BBL Trophy Champions, Leicester Riders after winning the BBL Trophy for the second consecutive year with a 91-58 victory over the Plymouth Raiders in the Final back in March. 

Taylor King picked up the MVP award after finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds with Pierre Hampton adding 16 points in less than 15 minutes. The defending champions closed the opening quarter with a 15-0 run as King netted another three at the buzzer to make it 27-7. As the lead continued to grow they established a commanding 72-41 advantage to take into the final 10 minutes and closed out an historic second win in the competition for the club.

Incredibly the team are now just one result away from defending their BBL Championship title after beating DBL Sharks Sheffield 80-71. They now have the chance to win the title this Good Friday when they host the Plymouth Raiders again at Leicester Arena. If the team were to win they would retain the BBL Championship title for the first time in the club’s 49 year history, having won in 2012/13 and 2015/16 season. We are wishing the team the best of luck in repeating their success of 2016 that you can witness in the video below.

You can purhcase tickets for their big game against Plymouth Raiders this Good Friday 14th April via the Leicester Riders site. 

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