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BBL 16-17 Preview: Week 8

The final two Semi-Final spots are up for grabs in the BBL Cup this weekend as part of a seven-game schedule.

Focus
Leicester Riders v London Lions

Details: Saturday 12 November, Leicester Sports Arena, 7:45pm – BBL Cup QF

Summary: Two of the league’s in-form sides meet to decide the final Semi-Final spot in the BBL Cup. Riders have won all nine games so far, while the Lions have tasted defeat just once to set up an exciting clash at the Leicester Sports Arena.

Last season: Riders 2-1 Lions (5-1 all comps)

Alex Owumi, London Lions guard – “Our game versus Leicester this weekend will be a dogfight and I expect both teams to give their all every minute of the game.

“We are two very confident teams and we both want to advance to the next round. I’m looking forward to a competitive game.”

Results
Friday 11 November 2016
(BBL CUP) DBL Sharks Sheffield v Glasgow Rocks, 7:30pm
(BBL CH) Esh Group Eagles Newcastle v Bristol Flyers, 7:30pm

Saturday 12 November 2016
(BBL CH) Surrey Scorchers v DBL Sharks Sheffield, 7pm
(BBL CUP) Leicester Riders v London Lions, 7:45pm

Sunday 13 November 2016
(BBL CH) London Lions v Esh Group Eagles Newcastle, 4pm
(BBL CH) Glasgow Rocks v Worcester Wolves, 5pm
(BBL CH) Manchester Giants v Surrey Scorchers, 5pm

Source: BBL
Image: P.Davies