Raiders Home Pre-season Fixtures Confirmed

Plymouth Raiders are set to host Solent Kestrels and CEP Lorient at the Plymouth Pavilions in two pre-season fixtures. 

The first of the two games will be against Solent Kestrels who play their basketball In NBL Division 1 where last season they finished 2nd with 20-4 record. 

The game will take place on Friday 14th September with a 7.30pm tip off, this will be the first time home fans will get to see this seasons roster on court. 

Coach James said “Solent Kestrels will be a good opening test for us at home. 

“They have been one the up and coming teams in Division one of the national basketball league and will play hard for the whole game. 

“This will be an interesting game for the team and how we adapt to what might be a smaller and quick team.”

Next on Saturday 15th September will be CEP Lorient, making the trip over the channel to return the visit. CEP Lorient play in French NM1 league and last season finished 7th with a 17-17 record. Tip off 6.30pm.

Coach James has expressed the challenge that Lorient will bring saying “ It’s another great test for the team not only because we are playing a team who had a 17-17 record in NM1 France last season, but also because we would have played the night before. 

“We will be looking at how the players cope with this situation. Have they recovered enough to perform back to back days at the level we expect. 

“Undoubtedly CEP Lorient would have been in pre-season mode for a longer period than us so it’s also a great opportunity to see what our fitness level are like before the season starts properly”

Brittany Ferries will be the game sponsor for the CEP Lorient game after sponsoring the Raiders pre season tour to France the week before. 

Tickets for both of these games as well as tickets for all games this season will go on sale Monday at 2pm from the Pavilions Box office website – www.theticketstore.co.uk or call the Box Office on 0333 772 7727.