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BBL 2015-16 Round Up: 11 March

It was a big night at the top of the BBL Championship on Friday, with two of the top three teams recording key wins.

Reigning champions Esh Group Eagles Newcastle held off third-placed Worcester Wolves to all-but end the Midlands’ clubs hopes of snatching a first title.

Second-placed Leicester Riders kept pace with Eagles, remaining 10 points behind with five games in, hand as they overwhelmed Manchester Giants.

And Sheffield Sharks got back on track after two defeats last weekend, with a strong showing against London Lions.

Results
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 81 (23, 38, 61)(Chapman 21, Fletcher 20, Defoe 12)
Worcester Wolves 75 (16, 42, 52)(Blackwell 27, Losonsky 16, Mugica 11)

Leicester Riders 91 (15, 46, 65) (Watson 24, Bernardini 15, Washington 10)
Manchester Giants 69 (19, 31, 45)(Jones 16, Larkai 14, Haggith 14)

Sheffield Sharks 73 (18, 36, 57)(Hogg 24, Brooks 19, Robinson 13)
London Lions 63 (14, 31, 52)(Watt 20, J Williams 11, Lewis 10)

Source: BBL
Image: C.Cox