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Posted Friday, March 15th 2019

ITEC Game Preview » Bristol Flyers v Surrey Scorchers

Bristol Flyers v Surrey Scorchers
BBL Championship
Saturday March 16th, 7.30pm
SGS College Arena
Bristol Flyers look to avenge last week’s defeat to Surrey Scorchers at the SGS College Arena on Saturday night (7.30pm).

Everything you need to know on this weekend’s opponents can be found below.

SURREY SCORCHERS

It’s a second meeting in as many weeks for two sides currently outside of the top eight. Surrey ended their long wait for a win on the road as they denied the Flyers a double-winning weekend, with Flyers at home for the last time in March ahead of a three-game road trip.


HEAD COACH

Creon Raftopolous - Having led up the Scorchers franchise under it’s previous names Guildford Heat and Surrey Heat, Raftopolous achieved a top-four finish with the team in 2012/13 and reached the BBL Trophy final in 2011, before being dismissed ahead of a takeover which saw the club’s name changed to Surrey United. Reforming under the Scorchers name in 2015, Raftopolous was reinstated as head coach following the takeover from Surrey Sports Park.


ONE TO WATCH

#15 Tayo Ogedengbe - Tayo finished with 33 points in last week’s meeting at the WISE Campus, scoring 18 points in the first quarter alone. The Scorchers’ captain averages 17 and four rebounds per game.


LAST TIME OUT

Bristol Flyers narrowly missed out to the visiting Surrey Scorchers last weekend, 83-89.


AS IT STANDS

League Table

TEAM P W L PTS
6 Worcester Wolves 30 14 16 28
7 Cheshire Phoenix 30 14 16 28
8 Bristol Flyers 30 12 18 24
9 Surrey Scorchers 30 10 20 20
10 Manchester Giants 30 10 20 20

WATCH LIVE

Saturday’s game against Surrey Scorchers will be able to watch LIVE online in the UK and the United States via the BBL’s official streaming partner, LiveBasketball.TV.

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