Game recap » London Lions 85-81 Bristol Flyers
Wednesday, March 9th 2022
Bristol Flyers were unable to pull back a 20-point deficit in the second leg of the BBL Trophy semi-final.
A four point win for London on the night resulted in a 166-142 loss on aggregate, setting up a BBL Trophy final against Cheshire Phoenix.
Trejon Jacob led the way with 28 points, including seven made threes, while Mike Miller and Malcolm Delpeche both posted double-doubles on 18 points apiece.
Needing to make up a 20-point deficit from the first leg, Flyers were determined throughout and led early on, holding their biggest lead at 21-16 towards the end of the first period.
Lions, however, rattled off the first 14 points of the second period, holding Bristol scoreless for over four minutes, as Will Neighbour and Dirk Williams scored five each and Lorenzo Cugini made it 33-21, and an insurmountable 32-point aggregate advantage.
Flyers had one more run late on, with Jacob hitting a pair of three-pointers to top-and-tail a 13-3 burst that put them up 76-74 on the night. But it was too little too late, as Williams tied the game soon after and triples from Julian Washburn and Justin Robinson settled the tie on the night.
Despite the first leg margin, a defensive breakdown late in the fourth led an open three from 2x BBL league MVP Justin Robinson to win the second leg tie.
Player of the game
Trejon Jacob netted a season-high 28 points, including seven made threes at 70% just under 30 minutes of court time..
What Coach Said
Flyers return home to welcome Marcus Delpeche, Antwain Johnson and the Sheffield Sharks to the WISE Campus on Friday, March 11th (7.30pm tip-off).