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INTERVIEW: CAYLIN AND TAYO DISCUSS RECENT FIXTURES

PREVIEW: Scorchers host Rockets

Scorchers unfortunately suffered a 61-76 defeat at the hands of the Worcester Wolves in their last outing.

Scorchers unfortunately suffered a 61-76 defeat at the hands of the Worcester Wolves in their last outing.

Shots simply weren’t falling for much of the game, and along with 19 combined turnovers, left the Scorchers with too much ground to make up in the final period.

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Caylin Raftopoulos was an unlikely bright spot for the Scorchers however, with a season-high 14 points off the bench, including four three pointers.

He said: “It’s disappointing after such a good win last week against Glasgow, we really wanted to keep the momentum going.

“It’s even more sour for me as Worcester are my old team and you always want to get a win against your former side.”

“Worcester scouted us very well and they knew we would struggle to shoot in that defensive formation, and it really killed us because we didn’t know what to do.”

Captain Tayo Ogedengbe lead the side in scoring with 16 points. He believes that the side can learn from the defeat going forward into a tough Christmas schedule.

Ogedengbe said: “We had Alex (Owumi) out who is one of our best shooters, and shots just weren’t falling for us in the first half.

“We took a lot of three point shots but they weren’t going in.

Scorchers are on the road this week as they travel to The Pavilion to take on the Plymouth Raiders, who handed Newcastle their first defeat of the season at the weekend.

The Scorchers captain is confident the team can get back to winning ways against the Raiders, "We are definitely looking to pick up a win in Plymouth.

We need to fix some of the things that didn’t work today and get back to practise and re-focus.”

It has also been announced that both Ogedengbe and Josh Steel have been invited back to England Basketball for a training camp in February.
 

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