CRYSTAL Palace-based basketball side London Lions won a crucial battle 94-83 against fellow play-off hopefuls Cheshire Phoenix.

The teams were locked together both in the BBL Championship table and on points up to half-time before the Lions took over in the third quarter led by Tayo Ogedengbe with 20 points.

Lions’ scorers were Ogedengbe 20, Adrien Sturt 20, Orlan Jackman 19, Mike Martin 12, Mahmoud Diakite 10, Perry Lawson 6, Spencer 5 and Junior Williams 2.

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