Manchester Giants v Surrey United

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BBL Championship 19th October 2014 - 6:00 pm
Trafford Sportsdome


INGUS Bankevics fired the Giants to a thrilling home win over Surrey.

The Latvian hit seven of his ten three-point efforts for 28 points as Jeff Jones’ men held off a resurgence from United.

Stefan Gill was also prolific from deep, hitting all four of his strikes from behind the arc on his way to 23 points.

The Giants took the first quarter 28-25 and held a 49-41 lead going into half-time.

They built a lead of as much as 14 points before Surrey hit back with the score at 76-72 in the home team’s favour going into the final period.

The Giants started it strongly and built up another sizeable advantage which they held on to, despite a desperate Surrey effort.

Ben Eaves (14, 9 rebounds), Callum Jones (14, 9 assists) and David Watts (10, 6 rebounds) were also in double scoring figures.

Coach Jones said: “It’s great to get back to winning.

“We showed compisure when Surrey put us under pressure in the secind half and we got a good win.

“Ingus showed he can score but he’s also great defensively.”

GIANTS: Bankevics 28; Gill 23, 5 rebounds; Eaves 14, 9 rebounds; Jones 14, 9 assists; Watts 10; Gayle 8; Best 2; Lewis 2


Date Time League Season Full Time
19th October 2014 6:00 pm BBL Championship 2014-15 40'


Trafford Sportsdome
5 Trafford Way, Stretford, Manchester M17 8DD, UK


Manchester Giants101Win
Surrey United90Loss