Karl Brown scored two free throws 14 seconds from time to give Towers' the coach, Kevin Cadle, his 300th league victory. On Saturday, Danny Lewis scored a three-pointer three minutes from time to force overtime on 70 points each. Lewis added 11 in the extra five-minute period, including eight in the 10-3 run which secured victory.
Overtime also looked likely last night when Manchester's Robert Churchwell scored 30 seconds from time to again tie the scores at 70-70. But when Brett Larrick fouled Brown the former England international calmly scored the points which gave Towers a six-point lead over second-placed Birmingham Bullets and Greater London Leopards.
Bullets slipped further behind Towers with last night's 87-80 defeat at Leopards. Three-pointers from Ryan Cuff and John White opened an 83- 75 match-winning lead for the defending champions, following their 102- 92 win at Watford.
Sheffield Sharks moved up to joint fourth alongside Newcastle Eagles with two wins. The Sharks followed Saturday's 91-65 victory at Worthing Bears by handing the Tigers their second defeat of the weekend, by 79- 78 last night. Chester Jets, beaten 73-71 at Derby Storm on Saturday by a three-pointer from Stedroy Baker, were saved by a Brian Lloyd three- pointer last night.Reuse content