Cameron Rundles stars as Leicester Riders beat Cheshire Jets

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Cameron Rundles scored 27 points as Leicester Riders battled back to beat Cheshire Jets 85-78 on Wednesday and keep up hopes of a top-two finish.

The visiting Jets led 13-7 but Bradd Wierzbicki tied things up at 17-17 and it was a one-shot match at half-time.

Cheshire edged ahead going into the final session of a thrilling game.

But Riders secured victory with a fine final-quarter display and remain in fourth spot, four points behind second-placed Worcester with a game in hand.

Worcester have 40 points after 26 games, with four games left to play. Third-placed Plymouth are only two points behind on 38 points but have two games in hand on Worcester.

Riders, who are next in action on Sunday when they travel to face 10th-placed Mersey Tigers, are fourth with 36 points from 25 games.

Guard Wierzbicki said: "They've been a bit down, and have moved some players around.

"They have some good youngsters, though, and if they get their confidence going, they're a really tough side."

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