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Posted Friday, December 6th 2019

ITEC Game Preview: Surrey Scorchers (A) - BBL Championship

Bristol Flyers travel to Surrey Scorchers in the second game of their road doubleheader on Saturday night. (7pm tip-off).

Everything you need to know on Saturday night’s opponents can be found below.


GAME DETAILS

  • Date: Saturday, December 7th
  • Tip-off: 7:00pm
  • Competition: BBL Championship
  • Where: Surrey Sports Park
  • Watch LIVE: Tune in for FREE via the BBL’s official YouTube channel

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.


LAST TIME OUT

Bristol Flyers completed a weekend doubleheader with a bounce back 64-71 win over Surrey Scorchers in the BBL Cup.
Gentrey Thomas finished with a 17 point, 10 rebound double double, whilst Raphell Thomas-Edwards added 15 points and eight boards.

BOX SCORE



ONE TO WATCH

#15 Tayo Ogedengbe - Scorchers’ longest-serving player was the franchise’s first-ever signing in 2015 and remains a talisman on and off the court. The Surrey captain played in all 33 games for the Scorchers last season, posting an average of 16.9, 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.


WHAT THEY SAY

"It's a quick turnaround - Surrey is a very difficult place to play, so we need to be mentally prepared."

Chris Taylor


WATCH LIVE

All BBL Championship, BBL Cup, BBL Trophy and BBL play-off games this season will be available to watch LIVE and on demand for FREE via the official YouTube channel of the BBL.

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