Scorchers leave Plymouth with a midweek win in the BBL Cup
After a road win on the weekend against Bristol Flyers, Scorchers returned to the South West to grab their third win of the BBL Cup group stage.
Scorchers were without Lamar Hamrick due to injury whilst Plymouth suffered a big blow playing without starting Centre Kingsley Okoro.
The Surrey side wasted no time displaying dominance as Andrew Lawrence began the game on fire knocking back to back three-pointers down and a big put back dunk from Legend Robertin.
Both teams fell into some sloppy possessions as Caylin Raftopoulos came off the bench to settle the offense as he makes his first shot entering the game.
The second quarter was where most of the damage was done for the Scorchers. Legend swiped away Plymouths shot attempts as he would finish the night with 5 blocks.
As Plymouth switched to a zone Andrew Lawrence and Stanley Davis Jr cashed in from deep to push the lead out to 17 points.
With a comfortable lead Scorchers finished the half up 51 – 38 shooting nearly 50% from beyond the arc.
In the second half Scorchers turn to bully ball as Patriots Cam King left the floor due to foul trouble. With no real inside presence Scorchers fed Legend Robertin in the post on offense as well as forcing Plymouth to take tough shots outside the paint on defence.
In an effort to fight to the end the Patriots were unable to close the deficit as Martelle McLemore came in big doing most of his scoring in the 4th.
Towards the final buzzer Scorchers ran down as much clock as possible to take a 81 – 67 win on the road.