29 Apr 2018: Force 79-102 Riders

BBL Championship
Leeds Force 79-102 Leicester Riders (18-23, 35-52, 58-83)

Leicester Riders completed their league campaign with a 28-5 record after a convincing victory away at Leeds Force.

Rob Paternostro was able to rest the majority of his senior roster ahead of the Play-Offs as a number of young players stepped up and made the most of their opportunity.

Leading scorers – Kamarunas 19, Sinani 18, Brownell 17 (Force) – Ward-Hibbert 27, Roberts 16, Gamble 12 (Riders)

Turning point – Riders pulled clear after putting up 60 points in the middle periods to leave no way back for Leeds, despite a positive start to the contest.

Key stat – The visitors were clinical from 3-point range, shooting 16 of 31 from distance as they stretched away from their opponents.

Game hero(es) – Josh Ward-Hibbert netted a BBL career-high with a 27-point haul, while Alex Roberts added 16 points along with 5 assists.

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