11 Nov 2017: Flyers 74-71 Rocks

Bristol Flyers edge past Glasgow Rocks behind Rohndell Goodwin and Leslee Smith.

BBL Championship

Bristol Flyers 74 – 71 Glasgow Rocks (18-10, 30-28, 45-53)

Bristol Flyers scored a home win over Glasgow Rocks for the first time in the BBL Championship, at the sixth attempt, beating them 74-71 at home on Saturday.

They were led by Rohndell Goodwin, while welcoming Leslee Smith back into the line-up, for a third straight victory that takes them to 4-2 in the league, while condemning Rocks to a third defeat in four.

Leading scorers – Goodwin 21, Smith 15, Davis 13 (Flyers); Achara 18, Josephs 16, Murray 10 (Rocks)

Turning point – After Rocks had put on a third quarter run to take a strong lead, Flyers turned the game on its head with a 13-0 surge early in the fourth quarter, going ahead at 58-56 on Goodwin’s three-pointer with five minutes to play. Rocks remained within one shot, but the game was settled when Smith hit a triple of his own heading into the final minute.

Key stat – Flyers held Rocks scoreless from the field for six fourth quarter minutes, while themselves shooting 9/14 in that decisive run.

Game hero(es) – Rohndell Goodwin led the Flyers with 21 points, including 3/6 three-pointers and the crucial triple that gave them the lead for good. Leslee Smith, on his return, was close to a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds.

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