Durham Wildcats 67 (12,31,58) (Puk 15, Urli 13, Jones 9)
Leicester Riders 101 (28,50,80) (Washington 22, Bernardini 17, Losonsky 14)
There was no stopping Leicester Riders at the Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre on Sunday, as the visitors steamrolled Durham Wildcats 101-67, keeping the longest winning streak in the BBL Championship alive and eliminating the Durham side from Play-Off contention.
It was the eighth consecutive victory in the league for Rob Paternostro’s side, who are two losses behind current BBL Championship leaders Esh Group Eagles Newcastle.
Riders dominated end-to-end, running away to a 16-point lead in the first quarter after the guests went on a 19-4 run to finish the opening period.
The Leicester side dominated inside, winning the battle for rebounds 39-27 and outscoring Wildcats 58-38 the paint, sailing home with an easy win.
Conner Washington had a game-high 22 points for the winners, Tyler Bernardini collected 17, while Pavol Losonsky chipped in with 14 points and seven rebounds.
All eight registered players scored for Wildcats, with John Puk leading the way with a team-high 15 points. Fran Urli added 13 points for the Durham side.