Report: Bristol Flyers 112-32 Team Basketball Wales
Saturday, September 15th 2018
Bristol Flyers extended their unbeaten pre-season run, with a dominant performance against the Welsh National Team.
Flyers led the game from start to finish behind a joint game-high 20 points apiece from Marcus Delpeche and Fred Thomas, whilst Daniel Edozie had a near triple-double of 13 points, ten rebounds and seven steals.
Flyers took early control with a Thomas dunk forcing Wales to use their first timeout of the game.
The lead was pushed out to ten as Justin Gray had the hot hand early on, scoring eight of his 16 points in the first period alone.
Wales were able to half the deficit with the baseline triple, but Thomas’ steal and finish was shortly followed by an Edozie lay-up on the break to lift Bristol ahead, 18-8.
Lewis Champion sunk the triple to put Flyers firmly in the driving seat, the scoreboard reading 28-9 in Bristol’s favour at the end of one
The lead ballooned to 44-10 as Champion dished it off to a trailing Edozie for the easy finish. Wales had no response for the Flyers, scoring just one point in the opening five minutes of the second period.
The score was 54-14 as both teams went in at the half.
McCloud showed excellent hustle to pick off the steal before going coast-to-coast to feed Thomas inside for a two-handed slam, forcing Wales to burn another time-out.
The third period ended with Bristol on a 10-2 run, capped off by another Thomas slam to lead 80-22 with just ten minutes remaining.
Taylor beat the buzzer from downtown to open the final quarter, before McCloud showed off his athleticism, slamming it home on the break to force another Welsh timeout.
Thomas threw himself an alley-oop to add further insult to injury, extending the home team’s lead above 70 points.
A posterising dunk from Edozie shortly followed by a deep three from Gray pushed the Flyers over the century mark and into their third straight victory.