Banner image

Report: Cheshire Phoenix 72-60 Bristol Flyers - BBL Cup

Bristol Flyers failed to reach the BBL Cup semi-finals for the second year in a row as they fell to Cheshire Phoenix 72-60 away from home on Sunday night.

John Lavery’s side claimed their first home win of the season to set up a last four clash with Newcastle Eagles. Kinu Rochford led the way for the Nix with 16 points, while Akeem Ellis added 15 to follow up his hot-shooting night in Friday’s win at Worcester Wolves.

After an even start, Ellis hit a three to put the home side up by six, but the Flyers would take the lead on an 8-0 run across the first quarter break. Cheshire responded well and took control with a 19-4 spell that established a 13-point advantage.

Bristol had a run of seven straight points to reduce their arrears before half-time, but when play resumed in the third quarter, Cheshire took their lead up to 15 points on a Jeff Dirkin triple.

The home side managed to maintain their stronghold on the game, and their advantage grew to as many as 16 in the final quarter as they closed on the win. Bristol did close to within 10 inside the final two minutes, but the damage had been done as Cheshire secured their progression in the Cup.

The Flyers, still without Cardell McFarland, struggled to find their range from downtown as they finished 3-of-23. Tyrone Lee led the visitors with 23 points and 13 rebounds, while Daniel Edozie also added a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Latest News

Michael Miller - The First Interview

Michael Miller - The First Interview

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021

Flyers add Michael Miller to 2021/22 roster

Flyers add Michael Miller to 2021/22 roster

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021

Marcus Evans - The First Interview

Marcus Evans - The First Interview

Posted: Wednesday, June 9th 2021

Flyers sign Marcus Evans out of VCU

Flyers sign Marcus Evans out of VCU

Posted: Tuesday, June 8th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Close-season update from Nigel Pearson
Football icon

Close-season update from Nigel Pearson

Nigel Pearson has given supporters a wide-ranging update as City prepare for next season.

Posted: Saturday, June 12th 2021 • Football

Premiership Rugby statement: Bristol Bears vs London Irish
Rugby icon

Premiership Rugby statement: Bristol Bears vs London Irish

Premiership Rugby can confirm that London Irish’s Gallagher Premiership Rugby match against Bristol Bears - scheduled for today - has been called off.

Posted: Saturday, June 12th 2021 • Rugby

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 9)
Football icon

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 9)

Find out the Robins Lotto prize winners from the 11th of June.

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021 • Football

Celebrating UK coaching week
Football icon

Celebrating UK coaching week

This week we have been celebrating our wonderful coaches at the Robins Foundation.

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021 • Football

Match preview: London Irish (h) - Gallagher Premiership
Rugby icon

Match preview: London Irish (h) - Gallagher Premiership

Everything you need to know ahead of the round 22 Gallagher Premiership clash with London Irish at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Friday, June 11th 2021 • Rugby