01 Oct 2017: Lions 93-78 Scorchers

It’s a 2-0 start for roaring Lions as they ease past Scorchers.

BBL Championship

London Lions 93-78 Surrey Scorchers (27-19, 49-33, 75-48)

London Lions made it two wins from two on the opening weekend as they recorded a convincing win against Surrey Scorchers in their first home game.

Mariusz Karol’s side backed up their road win in Worcester on Friday night to inflict a first defeat on Surrey – who had also won away from home on the opening night.

Leading Scorers – Flannigan 19, Robinson 15, Latinovic 13 (Lions) – Ogedengbe 18, Owumi 16, Robinson 13 (Scorchers)

Turning Point – The Lions never trailed in the contest, but Surrey were only three down late in the first before back-to-back triples gave the hosts the momentum into a dominant second before leading by 33 at one stage.

Key Stat – The depth of the Lions told with their bench outscoring Surrey 37-18, while their ball movement resulted in 24 assists, shooting 55% from the field.

Game Hero(es) – Demonte Flannigan top scored again with 19 points, Brandon Peel impressed off the bench with 11 points on 5-6 shooting along with a team-high six rebounds, while Moritz Lanegger handed out nine assists.

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