Scorchers are looking to bounce back after losing their last four matches
When: Friday, tip-off 19:30
Where: WISE Basketball Arena, Bristol
‘Losing leaves a bitter taste.'
Scorchers have struggled with the large number of fixtures in close proximity to each other this season, and after another weekend of two matches and two defeats the team were feeling the strain. Coach Creon didn’t want to blame the schedule but described losing as leaving a ‘bitter taste’ in the mouth. However, he also stated that the long fixture list gives them plenty of opportunities to bounce back and wants to start with the game against Bristol, and having already beaten them in the BBL Cup this season the team should be confident in doing so.
While Scorchers have had to contend with a tough fixture list, the Flyers have had their own struggles. After a promising start to the season where they beat Plymouth Riders in the opening game, they have now lost their last seven matches in all competitions. This run has seen them slip into 11th position in the table one place below the Scorchers but have played nearly half the games Surrey have.
Ones to watch
Despite the team having a tough weekend, Will Neighbour top scored with 42 points between the two games, while Chaz Rollins picked up 36 points and 18 rebounds, and both are players to keep an eye on.
Flyers top scorer this season is Hameed Ali with 83 points from their seven league matches, while Brandon Boggs and Leslee Smith are both on 71 and average just over 10 points a game. As such, those three will be players to watch out for.