Surrey Scorchers return to BBL Championship action this Saturday when they host the Plymouth Raiders at Surrey Sports Park in a Halloween-themed 7pm tip-off.
Surrey Scorchers vs Plymouth Raiders
Saturday 24th October 2015
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The Raiders made their breakthrough into the BBL 11 years ago, debuting during the 2004/05 season to take a respectable 9th place after cruising to 1st place in the EBL Division 1.
Since then the West Country outfit have consistently flirted around the lower end of the BBL Play-offs, narrowly missing out for the last two seasons with 9th and 10th place finishes.
The Ones to Watch
Following the dismissal of Jay Marriott yesterday, Australian-British guard Daryl Corletto is expected to take charge of tomorrow’s clash.
An almost completely fresh squad arrived in the UK over the summer to pull on the green jersey, including several players from down under alongside Corletto. Point guard Joshua Wilcher is one for Scorchers fans to look for in his second season with the Raiders.
Scorchers welcomed Elvisi Dusha back to Surrey Sports Park earlier this week following a brief stint in Germany to ease the pressure on the point guard woes of recent weeks – a positive return ahead of the weekend’s clash.
Fans were treated to yet another nail-biting clash at the Sports Park last Saturday when a Henry Wilkins clutch 3 in the dying seconds completed a huge final quarter comeback, only to see Lions edge the thriller in over-time.
Scorchers last 5 games: WLWLL
Raiders are still without a win this season, including a BBL Cup loss at home to Bristol Flyers last weekend and two narrow defeats against Eagles and Giants, suggesting that their bottom of the table position doesn’t do them complete justice.
Raiders last 4 games: LLLL
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Christian Behrens looks back at his debut against the Lions last weekend and ahead to Saturday’s return to the BBL Championship.