Plymouth Raiders suffer double disappointment

Jay Marriot

Plymouth Raiders missed out on a place in the BBL Cup final after a demoralising weekend.

The Raiders lost 104-77 to Leicester Riders in the BBL Cup semi-finals on Saturday, suffering a 199-166 defeat on aggregate over the two legs.

"I think that's the first time this season we gave up a touch," said coach Jay Marriott.

And the Raiders' fortunes did not improve on Sunday as they lost 88-76 to league leaders Sheffield Sharks.

Trevor Setty top-scored with 21 for the Raiders, while Donald Robinson contributed 19.

"Heartbreak is all I can describe that loss... lead the game for 34mins... gutted... head in hands," tweeted Marriott after the game.

The defeat leaves the Raiders in sixth place in the table, with seven wins and six defeats from their 13 games.

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