Scorchers sails past Force to continue winning start to New Year
Surrey Scorchers 92-65 Leeds Force (26-19, 54-34, 72-52)
Surrey Scorchers picked up their second win of 2018 after overcoming Leeds Force in front of the BBC Sport cameras.
Creon Raftopoulos’ side improve to 8-9 in the standings with Leeds still looking for their second win of the campaign.
Leading scorers – Williams 19, Ogedengbe 15, Steel 14 (Scorchers) – Kuyinu 22, Nix 14, Brownell 11 (Force)
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Turning point – Leeds closed the gap after a bright start from the hosts, but the game got away from them in the second. The Scorchers put up 28 points to establish a commanding lead at the half-time break and never looked back.
Key stat – Scorchers were dominant in the paint, scoring 50 of their 92 points and shared the ball well with 29 assists in the win.
Game hero – Jordan Williams put on a one-man dunk fest for the Scorchers in his team-high 19 points, but also added 11 rebounds for a double-double along with five assists.