Justin Gray of Bristol Flyers - Rogan/JMP - 09/03/2019 - BASKETBALL - SGS Wise Arena - Bristol, England - Bristol Flyers v Surrey Scorchers - BBL Championship.

09 Mar 2019: Flyers 83-89 Scorchers

Tayo Ogedengbe leads Surrey Scorchers to a first road win in five months, maintaining a good record in Bristol.

BBL Championship

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.

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