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Posted Monday, November 25th 2019

Report: Bristol Flyers II 101-84 University of Chester

Bristol Flyers II maintained their unbeaten home record in NBL Division Two, overcoming the visiting University of Chester 101-84.


Pasquale Landolfi poured in a team high 24 points for the home side.

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WHAT HAPPENED

Chester opened with a steal and fast break score from Joe Kincaid.  Flyers responded with a three-pointer from Asa Waite. Chester continued to find success in the paint with veteran Phil Kelly-Brandreth getting in for a lay-up and Kincaid finding his way to the foul line.

A strong drive from Marvin Dinnall tied the score. Flyers managed to force turnovers and hustle for offensive rebounds resulting in put back scores for Landolfi and Waite. Big contributions from Chester’s new addition Isaac Ray allowed them to take back the lead. 

Flyers Captain Roy Owen stepped up to give his team much-needed scoring. He drove in and scored while drawing a foul to complete a three-point play the hard way. He followed up with a mid-range jumpshot.

Flyers closed out the quarter with a 7-0 run to take control with a lead they would not relinquish. Curtly Ferguson was the spark off the bench for Bristol hitting from outside, driving in to score and knocking down a mid-range shot. The first quarter ended with Owen sinking a free throw to make it 25-18.

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Flyers kept the momentum to start the second quarter. Dinnall rotated back in and got straight to the basket then found Jermaine Major for more paint scoring. Major dished to Jack Craggs for a jump shot next time completing a 6-0 run and forcing an early time-out for Chester.

With the lead beginning to look fragile, Ferguson re-entered the game and quickly scored off a dime from Dinnall. Ferguson was able to get out on the fast break, stealing the ball and running the floor for a two handed dunk.

A high-arcing three from Waite put Flyers’ lead back to double digits. Landolfi was able to connect from long range again but despite being short-handed Chester’s bench were effective with both Armando Garcia Chaichio and Mert Guzel scoring late in the quarter. Callum McCulloch brought bench scoring of his own for Flyers, netting a quick six points to close out the quarter 55-42.

Landolfi was productive for Bristol in the third quarter, driving in for a score then spotting up for a three-pointer off an assist from Owen. The Flyers Captain had a game high eight assists and remains the Division Two assist leader. 

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Flyers started the fourth quarter with great ball movement on offence with Dinnall, Waite and Major all getting assists. Dinnall continued to distribute, assisting Landolfi with a three-pointer and a driving lay-up. The ball movement was infectious with Lukasz Kubik making smart passes from the pivot including a well executed give and go for another Landolfi lay-up.

Dinnall got hot from outside, hitting a pair of three-pointers. Major got Flyers over the 100 point mark with a lay-up off another assist from Owen. Flyers claimed the win 101-84.

Flyers improve to a 4-4 record in their first season in Division 2. The win also sees them climb to fifth place in the Division Two North league table. They will be back in action at WISE on Saturday, December 21st. 

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