Basketball: Robinson lifts Towers

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Keith Robinson scored four three-pointers in the fourth quarter, including the winning shot with 12 seconds left, as London Towers, the Budweiser League champions, defeated Chester Jets 76-75 at Wembley last night.

Robinson joined the club last month and repaid the faith coach Kevin Cadle put in his shooting ability. Cadle said: "He has made a major impact on our season. At six-foot-nine he's a completely different kind of big man, because he can step outside the arc and hit the three-pointers."

The victory lifted Towers to joint-top alongside Sheffield Sharks and pushed the Jets down to third.

Budweiser League club owners met yesterday to consider the foreign player quota for next season, and are unlikely to sanction a reduction from the current level of four work-permit imports per club.

After the Bosman ruling on freedom of movement clubs were allowed to sign five non-Europeans as long as at least one did not require a work permit. Most European leagues allow only two.

Even though half the English players who began the season with Continental clubs have returned, owners are unlikely to risk cutting the foreign quota in case another large contingent of English players begin next season on the Continent.

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