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Posted Thursday, November 15th 2018

Women's Report: Reading Rockets 61-70 Bristol Flyers

Bristol Flyers Women remained top of the league with a hard-fought win against Reading Rockets away from home.

Cristina Bigica kicked off the scoring for Flyers with a lay up, but the Rockets answered back with a 6-0 run to take a four point lead.

Mai Zilbeti and Flo Ward fought hard to bring the lead back in Bristol's favour, to give the Flyers an eleven point lead at the end of one, 10-21.

The Rockets started the second quarter with five quick points to narrow the gap, but Bigica drew a foul and scored two free throws to extend the Flyers lead once again.

Zilbeti carried on the scoring with four straight points and another two free throws from Bigica. A final three pointer from the Rockets meant the teams went into half time at 25-34 to the Flyers.

Bristol showed no sign of slowing up in the third quarter with a three-pointer from Ward, a lay-up from Cantin, two more free throws from Bigica and an and-one play from Zilbeti.

Antonio managed to bring the Rockets back into the the game with six points and Tarrega added another five to bring the Rockets within touching distance. Flyers led the Rockets 53-46 going into the last ten minutes.

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The final quarter was where the Rockets really found their stride, scoring ten points straight to catch and overtake the Flyers by two points. Bigica then re-entered the game and scored a free throw plus an and-one play and Zilbeti scored a three pointer to retake the lead.

Flyers managed to keep a firm grip on the game with Ward and Bigica scoring six points between them and limiting the Rockets to only two baskets, meaning Flyers safely closed out the game with a nine point lead, 61-70.

"Reading have caused us problems over the years and to get the win away from home is pleasing," said head coach Gareth Till.

"We manged to maintain our composure when Reading fought back to take the lead after being 17 points down.

"There is plenty more to come from this Flyers team, we have really good options offensively, it just hasn’t quite happened from some players yet. We’re working hard in practice, when it does click, we’re going to be an even tougher team to beat."

Bristol Flyers Women are always on the lookout for new players, coaches and volunteers.  Anybody who's interested and committed is always welcome to join the Flyers Family. Contact Flyers Women at flyerswomen@gmail.com 

Photo Credit - Harrison Dowling Media

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