CHESHIRE Phoenix will have to overcome Glasgow Rocks if they are to book their place in the final of the BBL Trophy at the end of next month.
The Nix will face the Scottish outfit in a two-legged semi-final in a bid to make the final, which will be held at the Rocks’ Emirates Arena home on Sunday, March 30.
John Lavery’s men will take on their BBL rivals after securing their safe passage through to the last four with a convincing 85-56 triumph over EBL minnows Bristol Academy Flyers at the Northgate Arena on Sunday, February 16.
The Nix, who are in a rich vein of form that has seen them triumph in all but three of their last 14 outings, will fancy their chances against a Rocks side that currently lie fourth from bottom and who they beat comfortably in their last league encounter on February 2.
Nix head coach Lavery said: “We’re taking each game as it comes and we aren’t getting too carried away with ourselves.
“We are in with a good chance of progression but the guys are focused and aren’t thinking too far ahead.
“We’ve had a break with a free weekend and the guys are raring to go in the league at Plymouth (University Raiders). It’s important that we keep our momentum going and keep playing well. If we can do that then we give ourselves a chance of getting the top-five finish in the BBL that we want and hopefully progressing in the Trophy.
“All we can do though is take each game as it comes and keep working hard.”
The Nix tip-off against the Raiders at the Plymouth Pavilions this Sunday (7.30pm) in the BBL.