Game recap » Bristol Flyers 87-66 Manchester Giants
Tuesday, April 12th 2022
Bristol Flyers secured an important midweek victory over Manchester Giants to move up to seventh in the BBL Championship table.
Trejon Jacob scored 22 points off the bench on 4-7 three-point shooting, whilst Malcolm Delpeche posted a game-high 21 points to go along with nine rebounds.
The third-placed Giants had won six of their previous eight games and led by as many as nine points in the first quarter, until three-pointers from Jacob, beating the buzzer, and Marcus Evans either side of the first quarter break changed the momentum in the game.
Flyers took the lead soon after when Jacob scored five in a 7-0 burst, and were up 38-30 before the break when he added five more, as both Jacob and Evans had 13 points by the midway point.
Fittingly, another Jacob triple midway through the third period sparked the 13-3 surge that decided the game, making it a comfortable double-digit lead at 62-44 as six different Flyers scored in that spell.
There was no way back when Bristol opened the fourth 12-4 to see the lead peak at 24, as Malcolm Delpeche scored four of his 21 points which included a pair of thunderous alley-oops earlier in the game.
Flyers now head to Surrey Scorchers on Wednesday night and Newcastle Eagles on Friday in a busy road schedule before returning home for an Easter Monday meeting with the Eagles.