14 Apr 2019: Scorchers 70-93 Lions

Lions near league title triumph after win on the road.

BBL Championship

Surrey Scorchers 70-93 London Lions (11-21, 30-49, 44-68)

London Lions eased to another league win as they defeated Surrey Scorchers on the road.

The Lions are now at 24-5 at the top of the BBL Championship with the title in sight, while the Scorchers dropped to 5-24.

Leading scorers – Willie Atwood 18, Anthony Elechi 13, Tayo Ogedengbe 11 (Scorchers) – Jordan Spencer 14, Ladarius Tabb 12, Joe Ikhinmwin/Kervin Bristol 10 (Lions)

Turning point – The Lions set the tone early as they built a double-digit advantage and pulled further clear in the second to go into the half-time break up 19.

Key stat – Surrey had 80 field goal attempts during the game, but were held to 32% shooting as the Lions’ defence stood firm.

Game hero(es) – Spencer top scored with 14 points in a balanced attack for the Lions with three other players in double figures including Tabb, who added 13 boards to his 12 points. Brandon Peel had 12 rebounds, but finished a point shy of a double-double of his own.

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