13 Apr 2018: Phoenix 100-97 Flyers

Drama at Cheshire as Riley gets it done at the death

BBL Championship
Cheshire Phoenix 100-97 Bristol Flyers (29-17, 46-38, 70-71)

Cheshire Phoenix collected a dramatic 100-97 win over Bristol Flyers, keeping their hopes of Play-Off qualification alive.

The home side earned their third victory in four games to move within 4 points of Bristol.

Leading scorers – Gettys 32, Sandoval 22, Riley 21 (Phoenix); Goodwin 22, Boggs 19, Weary 18 (Flyers)

Turning point – Malcolm Riley’s game winning three point shot at the buzzer capped a thrilling contest and proved the ultimate turning point in a rollercoaster of a game.

Key stat – Cheshire Phoenix found a way to get to the line, netting 24 free throws – 10 more than the Flyers managed.

Game hero(es) – C.J. Gettys shone on both ends of the court, pouring in 32 points and adding 16 rebounds and 7 assists. Robert Sandoval contributed an impressive 21 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, while Malcolm Riley added 21 points – including the game winning three.

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