BBL: Leicester Riders, Newcastle Eagles, Sheffield Sharks and Worcester Wolves go through
Leicester Riders set up a semi-final showdown with Newcastle Eagles, while Sheffield Sharks will face Worcester Wolves.
Last Updated: 30/04/14 10:40am
The Riders were leading 77-56 with around seven minutes to play - meaning they were 165-132 ahead on aggregate - when Cheshire's Victor Moses suffered an ankle injury.
After a lengthy delay, both teams and the officials opted to end the game given the size of Cheshire's deficit and the concern of the Phoenix players for a team-mate who led the league this season with averages of 23.5 points and 13.1 rebounds per game.
Cheshire later announced via Twitter that Moses had dislocated his ankle.
"Vic Moses ankle was dislocated, it is back in place, no fracture. Thanks for all goodwill messages" the club said on the social networking site.
The Riders will now go on to face Newcastle, the Eagles having seen off local rivals Durham Wildcats thanks to a 97-82 triumph, making the overall score 194-157 in their favour.
Darius Defoe managed 22 points for Newcastle, who always looked on course to reach the next round after holding a 22-point advantage from the first meeting of the two teams.
The other semi-final will see the Sheffield Sharks take on the Worcester Wolves, though the former only just squeezed past the Manchester Giants in a thrilling second leg.
The scores ended up at 78-78 to give Sheffield a three-point victory on aggregate, though only after the Giants had seen a last-gasp triple attempt from David Aliu stay out.
The Wolves progressed despite going down to an 88-86 defeat to the London Lions in front of their own fans, but had done enough to take a 178-166 win.