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Friday, January 12th 2018
Worcester Wolves were dominant as they defeated Bristol Flyers 91-76.
Dallin Bachynski led the game with 20 points for Wolves, whilst Adam Weary finished as Flyers' leading scorer on 18.
The early stages of the game were tight - Wolves opening the scoring with a three from Brandon Parrish before Jordan Davis got one of his own under intense pressure from the Worcester defence.
Leslee Smith then levelled up the scores with a jump shot that rolled around the rim, 5-5.
Wolves upped the tempo with a Palmer jump two giving Worcester a seven-point lead - Coach K had seen enough and called a timeout at 12-5.
Davis again found himself under pressure but made the layup before a quick passing move saw Brandon Boggs have the easy layup to bring Flyers within three.
Despite this flourish, Flyers seemed to be one step behind on defence, Wolves getting some easy looks at threes - the home side hitting no less than five from nine attempts in the first.
Were it not for some strong offensive rebounding, particularly from Daniel Edozie with three in the quarter, things could have been worse for Bristol, the score at the end of the first 27-19.
Flyers needed something different to get things going - Coach K introducing Chris Taylor to the game early in the second.
Taylor repaid his coach handsomely, shooting 4-4 before half-time, including a couple of threes to help keep Flyers in the game.
Wolves were consistent at the other end of the court, meaning despite the best efforts of Taylor, Flyers found themselves down by nine at the half, 53-44.
There was no change in fortunes in the second-half with Flyers failing to make a shot for the opening three minutes of the third quarter, whilst Wolves continued to extend their lead.
Davis broke the third quarter duck with another three, but it made little difference to the score, Worcester up 62-47.
Davis got himself his third triple of the night to eat away at the lead, but debutant Michael Ojo went straight up the other end to get his third three of the night and extend the home side's lead further.
On defence, Bristol forced a turnover before a Weary three pointer gave Flyers some hope, 70-59.
That hope was quickly extinguished by a dominant Wolves, with Ojo making the jump shot after Gilchrist's double from the line.
Things weren't clicking for Flyers offensively, with usual reliable scorers Boggs and Goodwin struggling to get points on the board., whilst Wolves defence was miserly.
The fourth continued as the rest of the game had played out, Wolves continuing to make the most of their chances to run out 91-76 winners.
Bristol Flyers v London Lions
Saturday, January 27th (7.30pm)
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