Leicester Riders secure play-off quarter-final place


Leicester Riders will face Mersey Tigers in the BBL play-off quarter-finals following two points out of four at the weekend.

Riders beat Newcastle 87-81 on Saturday but lost 91-66 at Guildford on Sunday and will now face the league champions.

Saturday's success was Leicester's ninth concecutive home win, as JR Blount led the way with 20 points.

Defeat by Guildford on Sunday was their eighth in a row on the road, as they missed out on seventh place.

Frank Holmes top-scored for the Riders with 17 points.

The home leg of Leicester's quarter-final against Mersey Tigers takes place on Saturday, 16 April (1930 BST), with the return in Warrington on Sunday (1700 BST).