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Owen Parker

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Posted Monday, February 26th 2018

Report: Bristol Flyers II 94-40 Surrey Rams

Bristol Flyers II won a dominant victory against Surrey Rams at the WISE Arena on Saturday afternoon.

 

Flyers II led throughout the game and the absence of the usual starting forwards gave Nestor Saa a chance to shine; he led all scorers with 33 points. 


What Happened

Both teams were slow to get going with no scores in the first four minutes of the game. A Surrey Rams time out gave Coach Khan a chance to make some adjustments and after inserting Jermaine Major and Aiden Khan into the game, the Flyers got rolling. Major made an immediate impact with two assists, a steal and a fast break score within a minute of getting into the game. Nestor Saa checked in with two minutes remaining in the period and helped Flyers extend their lead to 18-5  with a three pointer and a coast to coast fast break layup off a defensive rebound.

Rams battled hard in the second quarter and Flyers managed to extend their lead by just two points, heading into half time with a lead of 35-20. A huge third quarter led by 11 points from Saa alone saw Flyers build a comfortable lead 68-32. Rams never recovered from this and Flyers continued to build their lead as the clock ran out.

Saa led all scorers with a hugely efficient 33 points on 87.5% shooting from the floor and 100% from the line. He added 11 rebounds to make a double double and also had six assists, one steal and one block. Captain Aistis Keliauskas shot less than usual, but worked hard on the glass, grabbing ten rebounds from the two guard spot before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.

Jermaine Major also contributed big minutes from the bench with 15 points (also on 87.5% shooting), 7 rebounds, 3 assists and one steal. Jack Craggs shone against a tough line up of veteran bigs. Craggs held ex-BBL player Jacob Loveridge to just ten points while matching that output. Craggs also pulled down nine rebounds and drew four personal fouls to lead the team in free throw scoring. The improved shooting performance compared to the Flyers II’s previous game paved the way to the big win – Flyers shot 56.3% from the floor while holding Rams to 20.5%.

Photo credit - Tony Parker

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