Surrey Scorchers welcome the Manchester Giants to Surrey Sports Park on Friday evening as the north west side go in search of a win to take them off the bottom of the BBL Championship table.
Surrey Scorchers vs Manchester Giants
Friday 11th September 2015
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Manchester Giants hit the BBL in the 2012/13 season, which saw them fall just short of the play-offs with a 9th place finish.
An average third campaign saw them finish in the same spot last season and failure to advance from both the Trophy and Cup first rounds, a record that they will be looking to improve on this year.
A less than ideal start to the season saw them pick up 2 wins in their opening pair of fixtures, but just 1 win has come their way since leaving them rock bottom in the BBL Championship.
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British basketball legend Yorick Williams took the helm over the summer as player-coach, adding his GB and BBL Championship experience to the north-west side's coaching setup.
Guard Stef Gill goes into the weekend needing seven more assists to reach 500 in the league and will be looking to complete this feat on Friday evening.
Coach Creon is should have a full roster to choose from with a couple of players overcoming small knocks during the week.
With just 3 wins to their name this season, Giants come into the game on a 6 game losing streak which they will want to end sharply to prevent them falling too far adrift at the bottom of the table.
Giants last 5 games: LLLLL
Scorchers took a memorable home win against the Bristol Flyers last Friday, with captain Tayo Ogedengbe taking a huge 31 point haul, before falling short on the road to the Glasgow Rocks two days later.
A mix bag of results preceeded last weekend and Coach Creon will want his side to pick up their early season form once again with a win over the Giants.
Scorchers last 5 games: LWLWL
Fans are reminded that tickets purchased online are cheaper than on the door, which also saves time queuing at the Box Office.
Tickets are available now from £10 for adults, £6 for juniors and students. Click here to buy online now.
A big announcement!
The Scorchers Basketball Foundation will be making a big announcement on Friday evening regarding a former Guildford Heat legend – make sure you are in attendance to find out first!
We will have live updates on Facebook and Twitter, plus you can check out the official BBL LiveStats here.