BBL Championship Leeds Force 73 (19, 34, 49) (Marsden 21, Waller 16, Bullard 15) Surrey Scorchers 63 (15, 38, 52) (Dusha 13, Behrens 13, Felder 11)
Surrey Scorchers slipped to their fourth defeat of the season after a tightly fought contest against Leeds Force.
In a game that ebbed and flowed across all four quarters, the result really could have gone either way.
Scorchers' Lekan Popoola had some early success with the 3 ball with Christian Behrens also making a good start at the offensive end. At the break, Creon's men had managed to reverse the 4 point deficit to lead by 4, their biggest margin of the game.
With shooting success low on both sides, it was game won on rebounds, turnovers and steals. Scorchers took a 3 point lead into the final stanza, yet it was the home side that were able to make the key moments and turnovers count to run away 73-63 victors.
Elvisi Dusha joined Behrens as Scorchers top scorer on the night with 13 points, with Tayo and DJ Felder checking in with 11 points each.
The defeat leaves Scorchers 3-4 and sitting seventh in the BBL Championship with a form of WLWLL.
Scorchers next opportunity to get back to winning ways is at home to London Lions in the re-arranged fixture on Saturday 28 November, 7.00pm at Surrey Sports Park.
Surrey Scorchers Box Score
Fan Reaction on Twitter (@surreyscorchers)
— Peter (@choritzosausage) November 13, 2015
Looked a hard fought game. Pleased to see 3s landing again. Thank you @surreyscorchers for the updates (and shouting for us at home).
— John Lanning (@johnlanning123) November 13, 2015