Game recap » Bristol Flyers 91-73 Glasgow Rocks
Saturday, January 22nd 2022
Bristol Flyers caped off a weekend double-header with a dominant home win over the Glasgow Rocks.
Raphell Thomas-Edwards led all scorers with 24 for the Flyers, followed by Josh Rogers with 20.
Trejon Jacob came shy of a triple-double, as he tallied 15 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
The first half belonged to the Flyers who were hot from the get-go. On the back of some hot shooting, they took the first lead of the game and only continued the momentum as they closed the first quarter comfortably with an eight-point lead. Josh Rogers hit back to back baskets to start the second, giving Bristol their first double-digit lead of the game. Glasgow were finally able to launch their offence late in the second. However, for every bucket, Bristol had an answer as they finished the first half with another eight-point lead.
A reverse layup from Trejon Jacob was the catalyst for an explosive sequence as he posted eight points and a steal in less than a minute to initiate the Flyers’ second half offence. Meanwhile, various defensive lapses led to early foul trouble in the quarter for the Rocks. Bristol capitalised on the struggling Rocks defence, pushing the lead out to 23 points.
Galvanised by the offence of Thomas-Edwards, who had 11 points in the quarter, Flyers fortified their lead, minimising the damage inflicted by a potent Glasgow offence. Despite ending their offensive troubles, the visitors still couldn’t find an answer on the defensive end.
Flyers launched a relentless assault in the third, attacking the basket and extending their lead to double digits. Bristol forced Glasgow into foul trouble, leaving Glasgow weakened on the defensive end.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Josh Rogers was ready to pull the trigger on offence, as he posted 20 points, shooting 4-6 from the three-point line and 70% from the field. He bailed the team out of multiple tight spots with his smooth jumper and kept the defence on edge with shot fakes to free up lanes to the basket.
Bristol were hot behind the arc all night as they shot 40% from deep, converting 10 triples. On top of that, they bullied Glasgow inside, outscoring them by 20 in the paint and out rebounding Glasgow by 15.
WHAT COACH SAID
The Flyers return to BBL Trophy action as they take on the Derby Trailblazers in the quarter final on the February 4th, before returning home to SGS College Arena to face Plymouth City Patriots on Friday, February 11th.