Game Recap » Bristol Flyers 74-77 London Lions
Saturday, March 26th 2022
Flyers fell to the London Lions at the final hurdle after a hard-fought battle at the SGS College Arena.
Marcus Evans and Trejon Jacob led the way for Bristol with 16 points apiece, whist Zach Simmons posted 14 points off the bench.
Bristol got out of the gate hot, starting the game on a 10-0 run off the back of threes from Josh Rogers and Trejon Jacob. However, the Lions were able to weather the storm and find their offence but couldn’t cool off the Flyers, who finished the first with a nine-point lead.
Corey Samuels probed inside and dropped off a bounce pass to Zach Simmons who finished with an authoritative dunk for the first Bristol play of the the second. London had an answer for every bucket. Despite back to back baskets from Evans to close the quarter, the half ended with the game all tied up.
Bristol came up with consecutive buckets to start the third after forcing a turnover to regain the lead. A violent dunk from Delpeche capped off the Flyers‘ run as they took a 10-point lead once again Lions were able to claw their way back into the game as a Shane Walker tip in ended the quarter with just a three-point Flyers lead.
The final quarter saw some back and forth action. Jacob started the period off with a tough three point shot, before Simmons pounded it inside for another jam. Jacob slashed his way into the paint to set up one more dunk for Simmons, but London answered back with a three, cutting the lead down to just four points. A run from the Lions saw them take the lead with just under two minutes and the Flyers were unable to find an answer, falling by three.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Malcolm Delpeche had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, seven of which were on the offensive end, earning his team multiple second-chance efforts.
The Lions were by far the more efficient team on the night, shooting 43% from the field, 41% from three and 90% from the foul line.
WHAT COACH SAID
The Flyers head to London on Friday for a chance at revenge before returning home to host the Manchester Giants April 2nd at SGS College Arena.