Cheshire Phoenix v Manchester Giants

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BBL Championship 11th December 2016 - 5:30 pm

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Phoenix led 41-20 after the opening 10 minutes, with new signing Josh Eaves landing 15 of his personal 21 as the home side boasted a shooting percentage of 77 in the early exchanges.

It left the Giants with far too much to do, and though they won the second quarter, the game was all but done as a contest by half time.

The performance by Yorick Williams’ men was more akin to the dismal early season run of seven straight losses, as opposed to the recent run of three wins which lifted them off the foot of the table in November.

Missing the impressive Richard Bell through injury, and with fellow big man Barry Webster struggling with his problematic back, the Giants failed to impose themselves on Phoenix.

A former Cheshire favourite in Stephen Gayle played for the Giants off the bench, though he was fouled out in the third quarter as the visitors grew frustrated at a number of calls against them.

In fact, Gayle’s last action was putting his head in to his vest, which earned him a technical, his fifth personal foul of the game.

He said: “I got a bit frustrated with a few early calls and I didn’t really get in to my game.

“I put my head in to my shirt, to stop myself reacting to another bad call, and got the technical!

“The guys are still getting used to me and I’m getting used to them. It’s probably a good game to look back and work on, as they are a team we should be beating.

“We’ve got a lot of holes in defence we need to look at. Even if we had the big guys available, they would get in to foul trouble if we keep defending as we are.”

Details

Date Time League Season Full Time
11th December 2016 5:30 pm BBL Championship 2016-17 40'

Results

Team1234TOutcome
Cheshire Phoenix415883103103Win
Manchester Giants2039578383Loss

Manchester Giants

# Player Position PTS MIN REB AST STL BLK FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% OFF DEF TO PF
31Barry Webster-414-0932002633.30000001201
11Callum JonesGuard1431-19660071353.8030.00001530
8Danny Yeates-01-190000010.0010.00000000
5Dean Wanliss-212-0201201333.3020.00000012
14Harold TroboSwingman413-2520101250.0010.02633.30213
4Jerelle OkoroGuard1731-29331071643.83742.9020.00343
13Sam Lane-1316-5130005683.32366.71250.00300
10Samuel Toluwase-924-3632002540.0010.055100.00341
17Steven Gayle-411-5612002825.0030.00001025
2Usman BabaPower Forward26-3900001250.00000000012
9Donatas Visockis-07-0920000000000000202
16Anastasios TraianosSwingman1428-59101105862.52450.022100.01911