Basketball: Scantlebury finds target

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THAMES VALLEY TIGERS ensured that Guildford Kings kept the losing habit by beating them 95-80 at the Spectrum Arena last night, to maintain their pressure on the Budweiser League's top two clubs, Manchester Giants and Worthing Bears, writes Duncan Hooper.

The continued absence of the injured 6ft 10in centre Martin Henlan robbed Guildford of the height to combat Tigers around the basket, while the penetration and shooting of Thames Valley's Peter Scantlebury earned 32 points.

Despite lacking the suspended 6ft 9in England international Trevor Gordon, Manchester beat the financially troubled Midlands side Leicester 121-80.