London Lions can prepare for a British Basketball League play-off semi-final after seeing off Glasgow in a two-legged last eight this week.

A 91-70 victory in the sides’ first meeting meant Lions went into the decisive tie with a a telling lead which, despite a 71-62 loss second time round, meant they ran out 153-141 winners on aggregate.

There first-leg advantage was thanks in no small part to the exploits of the prolific Kai Williams who led the way with 27 points on the night, 21 of which came from beyond the three point line.

Williams opted to focus on the efforts of his teammates in the wake of the fine performance as he highlighted a cohesive display which allowed the Lions to dominate.

He said: “My teammates are absolutely outstanding.

“To play with one of the best point guards, I believe, in the league, one of the best shooting guards in the league and one of the best centres in the league is great.

“The players we bring off the bench are unbelievable as well. It’s a combination of the guys around me, other teams have to focus a lot on them and not just me.”

Williams’ fine scoring run, which saw him outscore his next best tea-mate by eight points, put Lions in a strong position in the second leg.

Sunday’s match proved to be a tetchy affair as both sides gave away a number of fouls, which prevented free-flowing play.

The Lions made a slow start and it took them over two minutes to register their first points of the game, by which point it was clear the game would be low scoring.

By the end of the first quarter, which was blotted by disruptions , the Lions were trailing by two points but still enjoyed a sizeable 19-point aggregate lead.

They found their form in the second quarter as their field goal percentage crept up and they began to exert an element of control on proceedings.

Zac Wells was proving particularly potent, driving into the key and repeatedly finishing well from close-range.

The turnaround saw any momentum Glasgow had gained quickly fade away and Lions made the most of their opponents attacking strategy to restore their 21 point buffer.

Indeed, by half-time the visitors had extended their advantage as they went into the interval with a 33-32 lead on the night.

Glasgow were in no mood to go down without a fight, however, and came out swinging after the restart.

A run of six points without reply turned the game back in Glasgow’s favour, but they were still facing an uphill battle to wrestle the tie away from Lions.

Lions opted for what proved to be smartly taken time-out as they looked to quell the growing Glasgow pressure.

It had the desired effect as Neil Watson scored a three pointer with the seconds running out in the period to reduce Glasgow’s lead on the night.

That spurred the Rocks into life once more and a quick start to the all-important final quarter left the Scottish side trailing by just 11 on aggregate.

Their hopes of sealing a miraculous comeback were to be shortlived, though, and the Lions pushed on to see out victory.

Fittingly it would be Williams - so clinical in the first leg - who would do the telling damage.

He benefitted from some fine work from Andre Lockhart, who stole the ball in midfield and set up a put back, from which Williams pounced.

The score extinguished any fight Glasgow had in them and the Lions saw out the win with relative ease for the remainder of the match.

A team effort had secured the win, but a fine individual display from Zaire Taylor, who played the full 40 minutes, was at the heart of much of what they did.

Victory means the Lions can continue to dream of reaching the final at the O2 Arena.

First they face a semi-final against league winners Leicester, with he first leg taking place at the Copper Box on Friday.