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Joel Osborne


Posted Tuesday, May 8th 2018

Kapoulas reflects on historic night

Andreas Kapoulas has reflected on a historic night for Bristol Flyers after seeing his side advance to the BBL play-off semi-finals.

Flyers overturned an 11 point first leg deficit to pick up their maiden victory in the BBL against Newcastle Eagles to book their place in the 'final four’ for the first time in club history.

Jordan Davis led the way for Coach K’s men, with a near triple-double of 17 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, whilst Leslee Smith finished with a double-double of ten points and 14 rebounds off the bench.

“It's very difficult to describe how I feel - It’s just an incredible win,” Kapoulas told Bristol Flyers TV.

"We talked about having a winning record and finishing in the top six, but now to progress to the semi-finals and beat a team like Newcastle is a historic moment for the cub.

"I’m so proud of all our players, the coaching staff, the fans and everyone who works on and off the court to help our club get to where it is today."

"We had never beaten Newcastle before and to do it in this manner to advance to the semi-finals is an incredible feeling.”

Andreas Kapoulas

Flyers had a six point lead at the half, but were still trailing by five on aggregate before a 25-15 third quarter saw Bristol take control of the tie.

"We played solid team basketball at both ends of the court and produced one of our finest defensive performances of the season to keep them to 60 points,” Kapoulas added.

“Jordan (Davis) has been tremendous, especially in the second half of the season. He distributed the ball, made some huge shots and he kept his composure.

"That’s what happens when you play team basketball, different guys will step up in different moments - Jordan has done that tonight, but there’s other guys too, it’s been a real team effort.

"There’s so much more to come from us, we’re two games away from a play-off final and we’ll prepare ourselves accordingly for the rest of the week and we look forward to the challenge.”

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