Tayo Ogedengbe leads Surrey Scorchers to a first road win in five months, maintaining a good record in Bristol.
Bristol Flyers 83-89 Surrey Scorchers (16-26, 42-45, 64-67)
Surrey Scorchers recorded a first road win in their last ten attempts, dating back to October, after beating Bristol Flyers 89-83 for a fifth league win of the campaign.
Despite this season’s record, the victory marked a fifth straight win on this floor over more than four years. Both teams remain outside of the Play-off places, as Flyers missed their chance to draw level with Manchester Giants in eighth.
Leading scorers – Justin Gray 21, Fred Thomas 14, Daniel Edozie 12 (Flyers); Tayo Ogedengbe 33, Quincy Taylor 13, Willie Atwood 9 (Scorchers)
Turning point – Scorchers were fast out of the blocks as Tayo Ogedengbe outscored the hosts with 18 first quarter points as they led 26-16. Bristol chipped away but only managed one brief lead all game, although were level at 79 with a minute and a half to play until Chaed Wellian and Ogedengbe hit back-to-back three-pointers to seal it for the Scorchers.
Key stat – The game was decided by a pair of late three-pointers and the long-range shooting proved to be the key margin overall. Scorchers shot 33% (8-24), compared to just 23% (6-26) for the hosts.
Game hero – Half of Surrey’s three-point makes came from Captain Tayo Ogedengbe, who shot 4-5 on his way to a match-winning 33 points. He also shot 7-10 inside and 7-9 at the line, including his first ten shots overall, to go with four rebounds and three assists.