His 18 Q1 points proved decisive in building an early lead which allowed the visitors to withstand several strong comebacks by the Flyers.
Bristol struggled from the free-throw line for much of the first-half as the Scorchers initially build a ten-point gap, with Tayo himself outscoring the entire Flyers line-up in Q1. Despite an impressively strong Scorchers defensive display, Flyers were resurgent in Q2 and it needed Quincy Taylor to go 2/2 from the line with the final action of the half to give the Scorchers a three-point lead at the half, 42-45.
Flyers, though, proved a hard habit to break. Taylor’s two free-throws briefly extended the Scorchers lead to six but again it was only Caylin Raftopolous’s three from the corner which preserved the advantage, 64-67, at the end of Q3.
Ogedengbe made a perfect carbon copy to begin Q4 but when Anthony Elechi departed following his fifth foul in the closing stages the deficit was reduced to 2 points. Huge three points from Wellian and Ogedengbe gave the Scorchers breathing space and despite a protracted final few seconds, as the Flyers committed fouls to preserve the clock, the visitors were able to seal a deserved victory.