Basketball: Guildford rock out for clear lead
Monday 18 December 2006
Guildford Heat opened a two-point lead over their British Basketball League rivals by defeating Scottish Rocks 89-74 last night after hammering the ailing title holders Newcastle Eagles 85-66 on Friday night.
Dan Gilbert led the Heat with 22 points last night, while Brian Dux added 19 of his own. Victory puts them two points ahead of Sheffield Sharks, with a game in hand, and two in front of Plymouth Raiders with two games in hand.
The Raiders lost ground last night with an 88-86 defeat at fourth-placed Milton Keynes Lions. Drew Lasker cut Lions lead to 85-83 with a last-minute three-pointer, but veteran Tony Windless secured the win with three free throws.
Guildford's win over Newcastle, last season's winners of all four domestic titles, added to the pressure on the Eagles coach, Fab Flournoy. They recovered to beat London United 75-74 on Saturday, but are only sixth in the table, five wins behind the Heat.
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