Surrey Scorchers steal a one point victory in Bristol
Surrey Scorchers would hit the road to see Bristol Flyers for the first time this season in the BBL Cup. Both teams looking to secure a win to solidify their placement in the opening group stage of the BBL cup.
Scorchers would play without Lamar Hamrick due to injury and Andrew Lawrence would slide into the starting line up as he returns back towards full fitness.
A slow start from Scorchers from the tip led to an opening dunk as Malcome Delpeche opened the scoring. Flyers would follow up with two makes from deep as they raced to double digits.
Scorchers settled the ship finishing the quarter 22 – 26 to the home side.
Scorchers struggled to find a consistent rhythm in the first half. Legend Robertin unfortunately picked up his 3rd foul resulting in Coach Creon having to sit him down until the second half.
Scorchers still looking like they had some gears to go headed into the locker room down by ten points.
Coach Creon sparking the squad to life in the locker room saw energy from the get go opening the second half. A three ball from captain Tayo brought the game within five after the first two minutes.
A connection from GB Andrew Lawrence to Rob Gilchrist saw a shift in momentum getting the Scorchers bench off their feet as Gilchrist hammers down the reverse oop.
With everything to play for in the fourth quarter Scorchers were able to make big plays down the stretch when it mattered.
Tayo Ogedengbe was the first to sink a three-pointer as Martelle McLemore would follow up with another in transition.
Stanley Davis Jr who struggled in the first half came up big with a steal and score. A huge hustle play from the rebounding machine Saiquan Jamison who tipped one in to cement the win in Bristol.
Final Score 82 – 81 to the Surrey Scorchers.