Game Recap » Cheshire Phoenix 84-76 Bristol Flyers
Sunday, February 13th 2022
Bristol Flyers were unable to complete a fourth quarter comeback on the road against Cheshire Phoenix.
The result sees Bristol drop to 5-6 on the season, despite a combined 45 points from backcourt duo Trejon Jacob and Marcus Evans.
The Flyers got out to an early lead off the back of some stifling defence and relentless dribble penetration, for which Cheshire could not find an answer. However, baskets late in the first closed the game down to just four by the end of the period.
A quick run from the Phoenix saw them take the lead early in the second. The Flyers looked stunned, going scoreless in the second until a steal from Evans in the fifth minute led to an easy transition bucket to take the lid off the basket for Bristol. Despite a short burst from Bristol, the Phoenix finished the half up six.
The Flyers began chipping away at the deficit with multiple three-point bombs from Jacob, before a Thomas-Edwards long-range jumpshot put Britol up. Cheshire’s physical play saw them take multiple trips to the line to edge out to a three point lead, however a putback from Thomas Edwards to beat the buzzer closed the gap to just one point heading into the final quarter.
Cheshire were disruptive to start the fourth, knocking the ball loose at every opportunity and forcing turnovers. An Evans lob to Delpeche, followed by a three saw the Flyers trim the lead to six. Jacob set up Delpeche for the jam with a beautiful dime to reduce the gap to two. However, the Phoenix responded with a big run, finishing the game with eight point lead.
The Flyers came out flat in the second quarter after a strong performance in the first, which allowed the Phoenix to set the tone for the rest of the game.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Trejon Jacob continued his hot streak as he has shot the ball with crazy efficiency all weekend, firing 7-12 in this one and providing an offensive spark that rallied his team.
Cheshire bullied Bristol inside, scoring 52 points in the paint, with 62% efficiency inside the arc.