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Leeds Force 53-109 Surrey Scorchers

Scorchers completed the season sweep against the Leeds Force as they won 109-53 in a dominating performance on Friday evening.

Scorchers completed the season sweep against the Leeds Force as they won 109-53 in a dominating performance on Friday evening.

The away side scored over 100 points for the fourth straight game as they doubled the score of their struggling opponents.

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All five starters scored in double figures with Gerald Robinson leading the charge with 20 points and 6 steals.

February BBL player of the month Tony Hicks added 19 points and 6 assists to the resounding victory.

Scorchers built up a comfortable 8-point lead after 10 minutes thanks to some stellar defence and multiple steals.

The 2nd quarter followed the same pattern as Scorchers pushed to a double-digit lead thanks to some controlled passing and unstoppable fastbreaks. Tayo Ogedengbe and Josh Steel took control to ensure Scorchers had a big lead heading into the half time break.

Jordan Williams and Hicks took control of the third quarter to outscore Leeds 35-16 to seemingly put the game out of sight with a quarter to play.

Incredible defence from Creon Raftopoulos’ men held the Force to just 8 in the final period to win by a staggering 56 points.

Scorchers move up to a 14-11 record as they continue the playoff push and will look to secure a record 7th home win in a row next Sunday (25th March) when they host the Newcastle Eagles in a 2.15pm tip-off at Surrey Sports Park.

Surrey Scorchers kept their nerve in the closing stages as they denied Leeds Force a first league win of the season.

Surrey Scorchers kept their nerve in the closing stages as they denied Leeds Force a first league win of the season.

Leeds Force 79-86 Surrey Scorchers (27-27, 44-46, 59-63)

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Leading Scorers – Wanliss/Bennett 14, Bankevics 12 (Force) – Hicks 20, Ogedengbe 18, Robinson 15 (Scorchers)

Turning Point – As they did against Plymouth, Leeds made a strong start and led 44-38 before an 8-0 close to the half from Surrey. The visitors stayed ahead and looked in control at 70-80 before a 7-0 Leeds burst applied late pressure.

Key Stat – Leeds had 38 points off the bench including 14 from Tre Bennett on debut, but despite their improvement, the key stat will be their 0-4 league record as they still await that first win.

Game Hero(es) – Tony Hicks led the way for the Scorchers with a game-high 20 points and kept his composure down the stretch to seal the win from the foul line.

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Scorchers are back in action this Sunday when they return to the home court for the first time this season, hosting the Worcester Wolves in a 3pm tip-off at Surrey Sports Park. Click here to buy tickets online now!

Report from bbl.org.uk.

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