It was a day to forget for Surrey Scorchers as they were beaten 98-112 at home to Plymouth Raiders.
It was Plymouth’s Rashad Hassan and Josh Wilcher who sealed the damage, as Scorchers suffered their fourth consecutive league defeat of the season.
The first five minutes was a more level affair than what was to be the rest of the game, as Scorchers managed to hold off the Raiders’ charge.
But it wasn’t to last long, as Wilcher put on a confident display to draw out an early 13 point advantage to end the first quarter 27-40.
Plymouth went on to extend their lead despite Caylin Raftopoulos shooting 3/3 outside the circle to try and remain within touching distance. Silence descended over Surrey Sports Park as the home team trailed by 17 points at the half-time break.
The second half was a similar story, with not much to report on but the valiant effort from Quincy Taylor who finished the game on an impressive 26 points.
But even Taylor couldn’t keep Scorchers in touch, as Plymouth were relentless at both ends of the court to earn a convincing win over the Surrey Scorchers, 98-112.
The icing on top of the Raiders cake was provided by Hassan, who put up 34 points, eight rebounds and two assists, ending the game as leading point scorer.
The result keeps Surrey firmly anchored to 11th place in the BBL Championship, still four points above Worcester Wolves.
Raftopolous’ side returns to action on Sunday 10thFebruary at Surrey Sports Park when they face London City Royals (2pm tip-off).