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Raiders reach trophy semi-finals

Plymouth Raiders gained a hard fought 87-83 victory over the Guildford Heat to progress to the BBL Trophy Semi finals on Saturday night.

Plymouth Raiders gained a hard fought 87-83 victory over the Guildford Heat to progress to the BBL Trophy Semi finals on Saturday night.

Guildford Heat’s Martelle McLemore was the games top scorer with 21 points but Plymouth Captain Anthony Rowe chipped in with 20 to lead the hosts to victory.

The Raiders also received good contribution from Guard Ben Smith who finished with 18 personal and forwards Paul Williams and Lehmon Colbert with 14 points each.

The two teams battled for the lead throughout the match in this close affair but it was a 13-6 burst from Plymouth in the final quarter that proved to be decisive.

Plymouth join Newcastle and Sheffield in the last four, with MK Lions needing a win over EBL side London Leopards on Sunday to complete the quartet.

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