Marjon face an anxious wait over final EBL play-off place
PLYMOUTH Marjon's regular season ended in anti-climax at the University of St Mark and St John yesterday.
Final opponents in Division Three South Hackney forfeited the fixture, which Marjon were, under league rules, awarded 20-0.
Matt Hatchell's team are now sweating on London's final two results to see if they clinch the fourth and final play-off spot in the division.
Marjon lost narrowly 68-65 to London at the University of St Mark and St John on Saturday.
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Victory improved London's record to 10-6, two wins behind Marjon, who complete the regular season 12-6.
London must win their final two games to also finish 12-6 and pip Marjon for fourth spot on the head-to-head between the two rivals.
Earlier this month, London won the reverse contest against Marjon in the capital 63-60. London host Worcester II tomorrow and then Ipswich this Sunday.
Marjon edged Saturday's first quarter against London 16-15 before the visitors nicked the second 20-18 to lead 35-34.
London continued to edge the final 20 minutes 33-31.
Big-man Shane Hennessey and guard Jamie Davies led Marjon with 14 points apiece, supported by 13 points from Michal Czynienik.
If Marjon make the post-season, they will visit Division Three North champions Huddersfield, crowned yesterday, in the first round on March 23 or 24.