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Women's Report: Bristol Flyers 60-75 Anglia Ruskin University

The Flyers Women were dealt a big blow by league-leading Anglia Ruskin University, who put on a volcanic performance at the WISE Arena.


WHAT HAPPENED

The visitors from Cambridge had the stronger start to the game, taking an early eight-point lead. Great shooting from Flo Ward helped narrow the gap for the Flyers and the trailed by four at the end of the first period.

In the second quarter the Flyers upped their defence, but struggled to convert on the other end. Meanwhile, ARU’s long-range play and height advantage saw them going clear of the Flyers by double digits. 

Flo Ward did her best to create scoring chances for both herself and her team, but the Flyers still went to the locker rooms trailing 39 points to 29.

ARU opened the second half with nine unanswered points and soon had a twenty-point lead. Some disconnection on team unity saw the Flyers trail by 24 points until they found the basket again.

 

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The Flyers began the fourth quarter trailing 60-39. Hannah Wallace opened the scoring in the period and with Maialen Zilbeti and Leila Jepson following suit, the team suddenly had newfound hope.

However, ARU prevented the Flyers gathering any more momentum and with their top scorer, Madeline Homoly (29 points), still finding the basket, the Flyers were resigned to watch their opponents cruise home to a comfortable win. 

Hannah Wallace had 12 points for the Flyers in the loss, while with 26 points of her own, including five-of-five from the three-point line, Flo Ward was playing at another level. Eight of ARU’s nine players made the score sheet in their audit of the Flyers’ abilities.

This loss sees the Flyers record stand at 2-2 and the team will be looking to get back to winning ways next week when they visit Ipswich. They are due to play their next home game, against Team Solent Kestrels, on Saturday November 16th.


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR

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

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