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January 23, 2021 by Ben Lang

Surrey Scorchers 66 Manchester Giants 80

Scorchers suffered another defeat in the BBL Championship as they were beaten 66-80 by the Manchester Giants.


An impressive first half display from Creon Raftopoulos’ side was overturned by an impressive Giants team, who took control of the game in the third quarter and never looked back.


Connor Cashaw led all scorers with 20 points, while Sam Cassell Jr poured in 19 points for the visitors.


It was a tightly-contested first quarter as Connor Cashaw and David Ulph traded baskets for each team. Scorchers edged the opening ten minutes 20-18.


The scrappy game continued into the second quarter as Connor Cashaw moved into double figures for Surrey.


Scorchers took a three-point lead into the half-time interval thanks to a combined 19 points from Cashaw and Tony Hicks.


The Manchester Giants came out firing in the third quarter and dominated proceedings.


Braeon Brady took control of the game for the travelling Giants, while Sam Cassell Jr scored multiple baskets as the visitors won the third quarter 25-8 – Surrey’s lowest scoring quarter since 2017.


Scorchers continued to battle in the final quarter, however Brady and Cassell Jr continued their impressive displays to slow down the game and control the opening few minutes.


Danny Byrne’s side took the win on the road and move to 5-3 in the BBL Championship, while Creon Raftopoulos’ side slump to 1-5 at the foot of the table.


Surrey are back in action on Sky Sports on Friday evening as they travel to Scotland to take on the Glasgow Rocks.

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