Basketball: Holloway Joins Towers as Bears Aim to End Run
Taylor, Richard, The Independent (London, England)
SHAHEEN HOLLOWAY, who was released by Chester Jets last month, has signed for London Towers. The guard will make 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. Forward Chad Wilkerson has been released to make way.
Brighton Bears will have to end a five-year losing streak in home fixtures against Newcastle Eagles tonight to extend their unbeaten start to the BBL Championship to four games.
The Eagles, under rookie player-coach Fab Flournoy, have won every trip to the Bears since 1997 and have suffered just one defeat this campaign, at Towers last weekend.
The Bears' coach and owner Nick Nurse and Flournoy made late additions to their squads in the close season which have contributed to their flying starts.
Nurse added the former Essex Leopard Rico Alderson, who is averaging seven rebounds, four assists and a block per game, while Newcastle's Niki Arinze is the Championship's third highest scorer, 23. …