Banner image

Women’s Report: Bristol Flyers 85-71 Team Solent Kestrels

Bristol Flyers Women secured home court advantage for their entire playoff run after sweeping the season series against the Team Solent Kestrels.

BOX SCORE
After the teams matched each other point for point early on, Flo Ward and Fiona Fox combined to give the Flyers a five-point lead. Shortly after Solent went up by one, but Ward was able to snap the opposition’s scoring run and put the Flyers back in front with a three.

Playing tough defence and doing well to pounce on loose balls, the Flyers forced Solent into a number of missed shots and ended up leading by four points after ten minutes.

The Flyers’ defensive pressure continued into the second quarter, but the sides were deadlocked until a fast-break layup from Hannah Wallace. Liisa Juul later gave the Flyers their first 10 point lead of the game, a margin they would lead by for much of the period. 

Solent’s Geena Gomez kept her double-digit scoring streak alive, going on to lead all on the floor with 20 points, and her efforts on offence helped the visitors claw some points back just before the half. The Flyers still had the half-time lead, though, 44-35.

Earleesha Jackson helped Solent crack all their scoring inertia and they quickly racked up the fast break points in the third, cutting the deficit to two. The Flyers were thankful for some subsequent shots falling short for the Kestrels, and Flo Ward and Mai Zilbeti found open looks to push their lead back out again. 

Juul put up a three in the last seconds of the third, making the scores 61-55 ahead of the fourth quarter. The Flyers opened the concluding period with five unanswered points and, finding her rhythm on offence, Cristina Bigica helped ensure the lead stood at a comfortable double-digit gap. 

Juul had one last pop from three-point territory, which hit nothing but net. This brought her final total to 17, the joint-highest on the team along with Ward, and saw the Flyers finishing by a score line of 85 points to 71.

All that’s left for the Flyers is to secure first place in the league, and to do so they will need to beat the Loughborough Riders in their final regular season game, which will tip off on Saturday March 23rd at WISE 3.30pm.


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR

Written by Jack Ford. Jack has been volunteering with Bristol Flyers writing game reports on Flyers Women for the website and gameday programme.

Latest News

Game recap » Bristol Flyers 91-73 Glasgow Rocks

Game recap » Bristol Flyers 91-73 Glasgow Rocks

Posted: Saturday, January 22nd 2022

Game recap » Sheffield Sharks 74-75 Bristol Flyers

Game recap » Sheffield Sharks 74-75 Bristol Flyers

Posted: Friday, January 21st 2022

Axe Throwing with Malcolm and Marcus Delpeche

Axe Throwing with Malcolm and Marcus Delpeche

Posted: Thursday, January 20th 2022

Flyers welcome Precision Resource Group as a new Elite Partner

Flyers welcome Precision Resource Group as a new Elite Partner

Posted: Thursday, January 20th 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

🎥 Highlights: Bristol City 3-2 Cardiff City
Football icon

🎥 Highlights: Bristol City 3-2 Cardiff City

Watch all the action from Ashton Gate as goals from Chris Martin and Andi Weimann gave City all three points in the Severnside Derby against Cardiff City.

Posted: Sunday, January 23rd 2022 • Football

🎥  Pearson pleased with ‘spirit, drive and quality’
Football icon

🎥 Pearson pleased with ‘spirit, drive and quality’

Manager Nigel Pearson praised City’s ‘spirit, drive and quality’ after the Robins completed the Severnside double over Cardiff City.

Posted: Saturday, January 22nd 2022 • Football

📸 Gallery: Bristol City v Cardiff
Football icon

📸 Gallery: Bristol City v Cardiff

Check out the best images from today's Severnside Derby victory over Cardiff City.

Posted: Saturday, January 22nd 2022 • Football

Report: Scarlets 21-52 Bristol Bears
Rugby icon

Report: Scarlets 21-52 Bristol Bears

Bristol Bears scored 38 points in a devastating second-half display to dispatch Scarlets in emphatic fashion in West Wales on Saturday evening.

Posted: Saturday, January 22nd 2022 • Rugby

"We're striving for a ruthless performance" - Lam
Rugby icon

"We're striving for a ruthless performance" - Lam

Pat Lam was pleased with the way his Bristol Bears team swept aside Scarlets in the final quarter of the Champions Cup clash on Saturday night.

Posted: Saturday, January 22nd 2022 • Rugby