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April 16, 2021 by Ben Lang

London Lions 92 Surrey Scorchers 84

Scorchers put in a fantastic performance against London Lions but were narrowly defeated at the Copper Box.

 

Martelle McLemore led the way for Creon’s side with 21 points, while an impressive 14 points off the bench – matching his BBL career high.

 

Deandre Liggins led the way for the home team with a career-high 33 points to give London the victory.

 

Scorchers started the game red hot from behind the arc as McLemore and Ogedengbe knocked down back-to-back three pointers.

 

Dean Wanliss checked into the game and rattled in three triples of his own, including one at the buzzer, to give Surrey a seven-point lead after the opening period.

 

The Lions rallied back in the second quarter as Liggins and Dirk Williams scored at mass, giving London a narrow lead at the half-time period.

 

Creon Raftopoulos’ team talk at the break appeared to have the perfect impact as Surrey re-gained the lead in the third period as McLemore continued to shoot well from behind the arc.

 

Wanliss added to his first half tally and matched his BBL career high with 14 points.

 

The game went right to the wire but Lions took control of the contest as both teams went into the bonus, taking advantage at the free throw line.

 

Dirk Williams and Deandre Liggins scored three-pointers to break away from the resilient Scorchers.

 

Tony Hicks was ejected in the final minute of the contest, as London secured an eight-point victory on their home floor.

 

Scorchers are back in action on Sunday as we host the Manchester Giants at SSP.

 

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