Basketball: Milton Keynes Bring Down High-Flying Chester
Taylor, Richard, The Independent (London, England)
IN THE biggest upset of the campaign so far, Milton Keynes Lions won their first game of the season by defeating the defending BBL champions Chester Jets 98-95 after one period of overtime at the Northgate Arena last night.
Lions' Freddie Cole silenced the home crowd with a three-pointer 39 seconds from time to tie the scores 89-89 and force overtime.
In the extra period, Calvin Davis brought the Jets back to 96-95 down with 29 seconds left, but Kenny Gregory then fouled Lions' Joel Burns who scored both free throws.
Leicester Riders won for the first time at London Leopards by 99- 91, after taking control with a 20-0 run in the third quarter.
Shaheen Holloway, who was released by Chester Jets last month, has signed for London Towers and the guard makes his debut tonight against Thames Valley Tigers in the BBL Trophy at Crystal Palace.
Holloway, a Seton Hall graduate who played for the Las Vegas Slam in the ABA, will give Terrell Myers support in the Towers back- court. …