Motorcycling: Windless and Jamison spark Lions' surge to top
Monday 30 October 2006
Tony Windless scored 23 points last night to lead Milton Keynes Lions to the top of the British Basketball League by beating Scottish Rocks 96-88 for their fifth win out of six.
Windless's fellow veteran, the American Shawn Jamison, added 19 points as Lions turned the game with a strong second half after trailing 52-47 at half-time.
Kevin Griffin regained the lead for the Lions at 64-63 and added another long-range hit in a 7-0 run as the Lions opened a 71-63 lead.
The defending champions, Newcastle Eagles, put their poor start to the campaign behind them with a double-win weekend. The Eagles trounced Worcester Wolves 87-62 on Friday night, then snatched an overtime thriller 85-78 at Leicester Riders on Saturday, after the home team had lost a seven-point lead in the final 43 seconds of regulation time, with Eagles' Jeremy Hyatt scoring 10 seconds from time to force the extra period on 73-73. Eagles' player-coach, Fab Flournoy, then scored seven points in his side's final salvo.
Guildford Heat moved up to second in the table with their fourth win in five, beating Leicester 86-76 last night.
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