Raiders bag overtime victory

Plymouth Raiders earned their first win in five BBL Championship matches following a 94-88 overtime triumph over Surrey United.

The Raiders took a four-point lead into the half-time break, but they were pegged back in the third quarter and Surrey Nick Freer took the game into overtime with nine seconds of normal time remaining.

Donald Robinson and Nick George, who contributed 24 and 16 points overall, led the victory charge in overtime for Plymouth.

Sheffield Sharks came on strong in the final quarter to overcome a stubborn Durham Wildcats side 77-65 at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre.

The Sharks led by just three points heading into the fourth quarter but then exploded into life, with Nick Lewis the top scorer with 19 points while Mike Tuck contributed 17, with 16 rebounds.

Elsewhere, Manchester Giants clinched a comfortable 108-93 victory over London Lions.