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February 6, 2021 by Tom Bonnett

Surrey Scorchers 87 Bristol Flyers 90

Scorchers couldn’t complete the weekend double as we lose a nail-biter against the Bristol Flyers.

 

Despite a dominant display from Tony Hicks with 24 points and six assists, it was Josh Wilcher and the Flyers who were able to secure a win on the road.

 

It was Bristol who started strongly with some impressive plays from Marcus Delpeche and Justin Baker.

 

Tony Hicks and Cameron Hildreth rallied Scorchers back from a double-digit deficit to take the lead during the second quarter.

 

Some sharp shooting from Caylin Raftopoulos and Evan Walshe continued the charge as Surrey led by 2 points at the interval.

 

The high intensity affair continued in the second half as Ben Mockford stepped up for the visitors with multiple jump shots.

 

Bristol took a narrow one-point lead into the final quarter.

 

Ben Mockford and Josh Wilcher showed their experience once more with multiple three-point shots to pile the pressure on Surrey.

 

Tony Hicks attacked the basket and kept Surrey within touching distance.

 

Ben Mockford scored two important free-throws to extend Bristol’s lead to three points with three seconds remaining.

 

Cameron Hildreth was once again trusted with the final shot for the Scorchers, but this time it was just short.

 

Scorchers drop to 2-7 in the BBL Championship.

 

We are back in action on Friday night as we travel to the Manchester Giants live on Sky Sports!

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