Loughborough Student Riders basketball team have set up a BBL Trophy quarter-final tie with London Lions after a stunning 83-54 victory on the road in Scotland.
Making the long journey north to take on Sony Centre Falkirk Fury in a pre-Christmas clash, the side in purple flew out of the block, producing an unstoppable display in the first quarter. Notching up a quick-fire 32 points with the attack coming from all angles, eight different players registered on the scoresheet.
Leading 32-18 after ten minutes, including a 16-3 burst bringing them from behind early on, and the lead was never in single figures thereafter. In fact by half time the score line was 44-29 and heading into the final quarter the board showed 59-40 and no way back for their Scottish hosts. All nine Loughborough players scored in the game, with four reaching double-figures, as the hosts struggled to contain the variety of their offence.
Loughborough Student Riders will host the London Lions in the BBL Trophy Quarter-Final at Loughborough University on January 19th 2018 at 7.30pm.
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