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'Flyers Growing In Confidence'

“Confidence is what happens when you’ve done the hard work that entitles you to succeed” – Pat Summitt

Flyers are building in confidence after another convincing away win at Plymouth Raiders in the BBL cup.

Flyers Take Off

By scoring 88, Flyers posted their highest points total in six months, since hitting 91 in a loss last season at home to Glasgow Rocks.

A strong second-half performance limited Plymouth chances from turnovers and saw Flyers shoot the ball consistently (41%) and make 78% of their free throws.

Lee making the difference

The stats suggest that this improved shooting was the only difference between the two teams over the 40 minutes; however, the constant offensive threat of Tyrone Lee has afforded the perimeter players that little extra space, making the difference between a good shot and a forced one.

Both Mathiaus Seilund and Doug McLaughlin-Williams consistently made Plymouth pay by sinking 71.5% of their combined attempts.

Strong Defensive-Lee

Tyrone Lee finished Saturday’s game with 10 defensive rebounds, four blocks and three steals.

An impressive performance from athletic forward Lee rightfully earnt him a spot on the BBL team of the week. I was impressed with his defensive effort, 10 defensive rebounds and four blocked shots significantly disrupted Plymouth’s momentum.

Flyers performing better as a unit

Despite great individual efforts, Flyers performed much more efficiently as a unit. They moved the ball with purpose and confidence, great to see after the season’s shaky and often tentative start. The starting five all finished in double figure scoring which shows improved trust and confidence with one another. Hopefully the bench can buy in and become more productive after posting a modest total of just seven points at the Plymouth Pavilions.

Flyers now have the chance to keep the run in form alive this Friday when they face Manchester Giants in the BBL Championship at the SGS WISE arena. A similar performance and much needed home win will signify the end of a frustarting start to the season and give the SGS crowd a much deserved show from the team’s considerable talent.

Click here to buy ticket to see Flyers take on Manchester Giants this Friday night.

Written by Tom Hutchinson - Tom played for Bristol Flyers from its inception in National League division three and was part of the roster that won promotions to divisions two and one before injury forced his early retirement.

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