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Report: Bristol Flyers 58-67 Glasgow Rocks

Bristol Flyers failed to notch their second home win of the season, falling to the Glasgow Rocks 58-67 at the SGS WISE Arena.

Tyrone Lee led the way for Bristol with 15 points, but on remembrance weekend it was the Flyers' poor shooting that Coach K will want to forget. 

In the first of a back to back, the Bristol Flyers looked to secure their second straight home win against the visiting Glasgow Rocks. Flyers were lacklustre defensively, giving the Rocks far too much space and losing their men on the baseline for easy layups. Bristol also only scored six points from the first six minutes. Shooting just 36% for the quarter, Flyers trailed the Rocks 13-21 at the end of the opening period. 

In the second quarter, it was bleak for Bristol, as they had multiple possessions without a basket, shooting just 32%. The Rocks took advantage of the Flyers struggling offence and got out in transition, punishing the Bristol defence. McFarland  rose up for a long 3-pointer, the shot was flat and the guard landed hard on his ankle. Play stopped, the crowd held their breath as they watched their leading scorer laying on the floor. Unsure of the extent of his injury, he was taken off court and would not return for the rest of the game. In the absence of McFarland, the Rocks built on their lead , finishing the half 24-38.

As the Flyers' offence continued to struggle, Bristol looked to the defence to claw their way back into the game. It was evident from the start, the Bristol backcourt's quick rotating defence and Daniel Edozie' s chase down block. The emphasis on the defensive end, turned the third quarter into an ugly one. The Flyers shot poorly throughout the period and the Rocks could not score with any consistency against the hard working Flyer defence. To close the third, the Flyers hounded the Rocks resulting in a 24 second shot clock violation, which led to a Doug McLaughlin-Williams 3 pointer. The Flyers had fought all the way back to trail 43-48 entering the fourth quarter.

Bristol's defence opened the final period as ferocious as ever. Glasgow took advantage and drew a number of quick fouls on the Flyers, putting them into the penalty for the final six and half minutes of the game. This ultimately closed the door on the comeback. For every Bristol run, Glasgow drew fouls and shot free throws. The Rocks pulled away with the score 58-67 at the buzzer.

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