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Game recap » Manchester Giants 58-81 Bristol Flyers

Bristol Flyers snapped a four game losing streak with a dominant defensive performance against Manchester Giants away from home.

Marcus Evans finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists, whilst Malcolm Delpeche posted a double double of 14 points and 12 rebounds.

BOX SCORE


WHAT HAPPENED

Bristol came out of the gate, forcing turnovers and missed shots in what was a high-scoring first quarter for the Flyers, who finished the period with 26 points. The second was much more competitive though, as Manchester found their footing, attacking the basket and drawing fouls to get to the line. Malcolm Delpeche dunked the ball in transition before Manchester went back-to-back from three. A Bristol triple saw the Flyers cap off the half comfortably with a nine-point lead.

A low-scoring third quarter saw Bristol hold Manchester to just eight points, forcing turnovers and tough shots, allowing the Flyers push the lead to 18 points.

Evans caught a lob from Jacob to earn two points for the first play of the quarter. Another turnover led to a layup for Jacob, but Manchester responded with two of their own. The Flyers offence remained hot as everyone seemed to score the ball and, despite a more composed quarter from the Giants, Manchester just couldn’t find an answer on defence. 


TURNING POINT

The Flyers were disruptive, forcing 22 turnovers and a plethora of missed shots that allowed them to get out to runs and ultimately saw them pile on the lead. 


PLAYER OF THE GAME

Malcolm Delpeche had 14 points and 12 rebounds, earning a double-double. He also came up with two blocks and two steals, impacting the game with his defence too.


KEY STATS

Bristol were locked in from deep, scoring 47% of their threes on 10 attempts. They also dominated inside, out-rebounding the Giants by eight and grinding down low for 38 points in the paint. 


WHAT COACH SAID


WHO'S NEXT?

Limited tickets are still available for when the Flyers host Sheffield Sharks on Friday, March 11th.