Surrey Scorchers 101-100 Thames Valley Cavaliers (27-28, 56-53, 76-75, 101-100)
(Scorchers – Hildreth 22, Ogedengbe 16, McLemore 13; Cavaliers – Johnson 32, Sylla 22, Champion 16)
Braun Sheffield Sharks 77-61 Glasgow Rocks (21-16, 32-40, 54-50, 77-61)
(Sharks – Lillard 21, Koch 13, Nichols 13; Rocks – Delph 14, Keeling 14, Jacdonmi 10)
Newcastle Eagles 94-85 Worcester Wolves (29-20, 59-40, 79-64, 94-85)
(Eagles – Gordon 22, Edwards 16, Defoe 14; Wolves – Williams 18, Anderson 17, Kimble 14)
Leicester Riders 116-109 Manchester Giants (33-32, 58-87, 83-74, 102-102, 116-109)
(Riders – Crandall 26, Johnson 24, Nelson-Henry 17; Giants – Whelan 30, Brady 29, Cassell Jr 17)
Plymouth Raiders 87-65 Bristol Flyers (25-20, 49-31, 63-54, 87-65)
(Raiders – Hamilton 19, Ubiaro 16, Porter-Bunton 13; Flyers – Delpeche 15, Lockett 13, Mockford 9)
The Surrey Scorchers secured a late victory in their first round tie in the BBL Trophy thanks to a game winner through debutant Cam Hildreth.
Hildreth who will be leaving for College Basketball in America to showcase his talents for Wake Forest put on a mesmerising display, with 22 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals, including some huge plays in the clutch.
Six Scorchers players made it into double figures for the game, and the side shot 54% from the field to clinch a spot in the next round.
It was a fantastic display from Thames Valley, who were seconds away from the next round, and they were led by the phenomenal performance of guard Taylor Johnson, who dropped 32 points with eight rebounds and nine assists.
Hakeem Sylla notched a double-double with 22 points, thirteen rebounds and two blocks, but it will be the BBL side that progress to the next round.
There was also some fantastic basketball played in the BBL Championship, with the Leicester Riders taking the win in an overtime classic against the Manchester Giants.
Geno Crandall led the game for the Riders with 26 points, including some big shots in the clutch, and also a huge 15 assists.
Captain Darien Nelson-Henry added 15 points and eight rebounds and Corey Johnson provided a very efficient 24 points, including shooting 58% from three point range.
Neither team were not able to run away with the game mainly due to the fantastic shooting displays that both teams put on.
For Manchester, Jordan Whelan added a big 30 points from the bench and Breon Brady contributing a huge double-double with 29 points and 14 rebounds.
Sam Cassell Jr also added a double-double with seventeen points and ten assists, but Leicester clinched the victory in overtime to claim top spot in the BBL Championship.
Elsewhere the Plymouth Raiders climb into the top four after they took a convincing win against South West rivals the Bristol Flyers.
Raiders captain Ashley Hamilton led the game in scoring with 19 points, but it was a night to forget for the visiting Bristol team, who shot just 37% from the field.
The B. Braun Sheffield Sharks completed a 16 point victory over strugglers Glasgow Rocks, as guard Antwon Lillard shone for the hosts, with a 21 point, eleven rebound double-double.
Kipper Nichols added 13 points and four steals, as the Sharks jumped to fifth in the standings, but Glasgow remain rock bottom.
Finally, the Newcastle Eagles defeated the Worcester Wolves at the Eagles Community Arena by nine points.
The Eagles were up by 19 at the half, but the Wolves dug in to close the gap, however it was not enough to come away with the two points from the North East.
Justin Gordon and Rahmon Fletcher both contributed double-doubles for the hosts, with Gordon adding 22 points and 14 rebounds, and Fletcher providing 14 assists as well as scoring 13 points.
Jordan Williams was a shining light out there for Worcester, as he put on a great display, with 18 points, twelve rebounds and four steals, but victory went to the Eagles, who are level on points with league leaders the Leicester Riders.
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