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Report: Bristol Flyers 52-68 Leicester Riders

Bristol Flyers suffered a long defeat after early misfires, notching their lowest points tally in the BBL against the visiting Leicester Riders.

Bristol Flyers suffered a long defeat after early misfires, notching their lowest points tally in the BBL against the visiting Leicester Riders.

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WHAT HAPPENED

Riders’ Harrison Gamble made the starting lineup for the first time this season and showed that he had earned the accolade with an early three pointer. Flyers answered with a mid-range shot from Justin Gray but were unable to find defensive stops early with multiple Riders players finding the basket as they built to a big lead early. Riders defence was stifling, holding Flyers to just two further baskets in the quarter to end up, 7-24. 

Flyers offensive woes continued into the second quarter with only Daniel Edozie able to score in the period, managing all six of Flyers points. Flyers were able to limit the damage by tightening up their defence, holding Riders to 13 further points in the second period to take it into half time 37-13.

A huge effort through the third quarter saw Flyers finally get their offensive game flowing. Gray, Thomas and Champion made big three-pointers and McCloud was able to break down the defence off the drive for multiple scores.

Justin Gray had a tough shooting night, but made some huge defensive plays with four blocks and three steals. Riders were able to pick up their scoring once again, with Flyers unable to make a real dent in the lead, finishing the third behind 33-56.

Flyers continued to play hard and the backing of the crowd stayed strong despite the disappointing result. Flyers finished out the game 52-68.

Despite recording their second loss of the league campaign, Bristol remain fourth in the standings – just two points behind Sheffield Sharks with a pair of games in hand.


Next Game

Home team logo Bristol Flyers vs Away team logo Manchester Giants

Saturday, December 15th at 7:30PM

SGS College Arena