Game recap » Glasgow Rocks 87-84 Bristol Flyers
Sunday, December 19th 2021
Bristol Flyers were unable to complete a fourth quarter comeback on the road against the Glasgow Rocks.
Despite a team-high 23 point performance from Raphell Thomas-Edwards, Flyers drop to a 4-2 record in the BBL Championship.
The teams were never separated by more than two shots in a tight first half, until early in the third quarter when Rocks broke a tie with a surge of 13 unanswered points, started and ended by Ali Fraser as he scored five of those, to make the score 61-48 as Flyers were scoreless for nearly five minutes.
The lead reached a peak of 73-58 when Jordan Johnson finished the third period with an ‘and-one’ play as he scored 11 of his game-high 28 in the quarter, completing a double-double with 13 assists on the night.
But Rocks had to dig in late on as Flyers initially got back to within two shots inside the final two minutes on a Raphell Thomas-Edwards triple, following a 17-6 spell. There was an immediate response in kind from Gareth Murray, and that proved to be enough to hold off the Flyers despite a nervy finish.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Raphell Thomas-Edwards posted a season-high 23 points on 64% shooting from the field - including four made threes - to go along with five rebounds and three assists.
WHAT COACH SAID
Up next is a trip to Plymouth City Patriots on Wednesday December 29th.
Tickets are still available for the visit of Leicester Riders on Friday, January 7th in the BBL Trophy.