Banner image

Author

Joel Osborne

Joel Osborne writes

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.”

Tickets for Friday’s BBL play-off semi-final home leg against Leicester Riders are on sale NOW!

FIND TICKETS

Latest News

Highlights: Bristol Flyers 74-87 Worcester Wolves

Highlights: Bristol Flyers 74-87 Worcester Wolves

Posted: Monday, October 26th 2020

It's about understanding our identity - Kapoulas

It's about understanding our identity - Kapoulas

Posted: Sunday, October 25th 2020

It was a good test for us - Delpeche

It was a good test for us - Delpeche

Posted: Sunday, October 25th 2020

Report: Cheshire Phoenix 78-86 Bristol Flyers

Report: Cheshire Phoenix 78-86 Bristol Flyers

Posted: Sunday, October 25th 2020

Also from Bristol Sport

Gallery: Robins secure point from Swansea City visit
Football icon

Gallery: Robins secure point from Swansea City visit

View a selection of images from Saturday's 1-1 draw with Swansea City as Dean Holden's men remain second in the Sky Bet Championship.

Posted: Monday, October 26th 2020 • Football

Gallery: Bears Women fight back falls short against Lightning
Rugby icon

Gallery: Bears Women fight back falls short against Lightning

Kyara Martin's last minute score saw Bristol Bears Women salvage a losing bonus-point in a tight contest against Loughborough Lightning at Shaftesbury Park.

Posted: Sunday, October 25th 2020 • Rugby

Oliver proud of defensive effort despite loss
Rugby icon

Oliver proud of defensive effort despite loss

Kim Oliver has praised her squad determination and fight to keep Loughborough at bay and earn a late losing bonus-point on Saturday afternoon.

Posted: Monday, October 26th 2020 • Rugby

Highlights: Bristol City 1-1 Swansea City
Football icon

Highlights: Bristol City 1-1 Swansea City

Watch the key moments from Ashton Gate as the Robins came from behind to secure a point against Swansea City.

Posted: Sunday, October 25th 2020 • Football

Brunt praise as City bounce back
Football icon

Brunt praise as City bounce back

Chris Brunt marked his first City league start with a penalty-winning free-kick and was pleased with how his team-mates ‘dug in’ to earn the draw.

Posted: Saturday, October 24th 2020 • Football