Riders thrash hapless Tigers

Leicester Riders consolidated their position at the top of the BBL Championship with a comfortable 79-40 win over struggling Mersey Tigers.

Riders were slow to get going but a devastating scoreline of 24-4 for the second quarter put the Tigers firmly under the cosh, with Connor Washington going on to collect 24 points.

Elsewhere, Glasgow Rocks gave their hopes of entering the title race a big boost by producing a 97-84 win at Plymouth Raiders.