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Bristol Flyers 106 Surrey Scorchers 99

Bristol Flyers 106 Surrey Scorchers 99

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Date Time League Season
20th September 2019 7:30 pm BBL Cup 2019-2020

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SGS WISE Arena

Recap

Scorchers season began in dramatic style, enduring overtime disappointment as Bristol Flyers turned a 17-point deficit into a seven-point BBL Cup victory.

Scorchers had started the game in dominant fashion – inspired by Skyler White’s 14-point first-quarter contribution – but despite seemingly cruising to victory midway through the final period, Flyers roared back in a devastating denouement.

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Both teams enjoyed seven-point runs in the opening stages but, with Skyler again proving lethal from downtown, the visitors deservedly held a five-point lead after 10 minutes.

That became eight with Adrian Kuyinu’s own three-pointer but, despite Flyers suffering from their own lack of accuracy from the free-throw line, the hosts proved a tough nut to crack.

With four-and-half minutes left in the half they were ahead by two but, as Caylin Raftopoulos took control, it still needed a Gentrey Thomas driving layup with the final play for Flyers to reduce Scorchers’ lead to six.

It took over two minutes for anybody to register after the restart, but it was Gentrey Thomas who kept his side in touch with the Scorchers, with a personal run of seven points as he notched 12 of Flyers’ 17 team points in Q3.

Still, though, Scorchers led by 13 with a flurry of triples from Kuyinu, Ogedengbe and White, and 3-of-3 for Raftopoulos from the line.

Steadily the gap grew to 17 – largely thanks to two big threes from Henry Wilkins – but Flyers still provided resolute opposition.

13 unanswered points in two minutes put the game back in the balance, but still Kuyinu and Hawthorne steadied the ship from the line to edge out to seven in front.

Thomas-Edwards finally drew Flyers level with six seconds remaining, and when Skyler White bounced a three-pointer off the rim, we were headed into overtime. Momentum remained with the Bristolians despite a late surge by Marcus White and Flyers took the additional five minutes by 18-10 to secure a remarkable comeback victory.

Stats:

Points: S White 21, M White 16, Tayo 14

Rebounds: Hawthorne 11, S White 9, M White 7

Assists: Raftopoulos, M White, Kuyinu, Rolls-Tyson 4

Blocks: Hawthorne 2

**Scorchers continue their BBL Cup campaign with a home game against Worcester Wolves, at the Sports Park Arena on Saturday 28 September at 7pm – tickets are available here (please note: EventBrite admin fees apply on all bookings).