25 Feb 2018: Raiders 76-88 Flyers

Flyers soar in last quarter to take derby success

BBL Championship

Plymouth Raiders 76-88 Bristol Flyers (19-19, 38-40, 54-54)

Bristol bounced back from defeat on Friday night in the best possible way by taking a success on the home floor of south-west rivals, Plymouth Raiders.

An explosive final quarter saw the visitors erupt to finish the weekend on a positive note and send their travelling fans home happy.

Leading scorers – Bowman 16, Jarvelainen 14, Sayers 14 (Raiders), Mayindombe 16, Boggs 15, Davis 14, Vigor 14 (Flyers).

Turning point – Bristol shifted up another offensive gear in the last 10 minutes and Raiders could not cope with the bombardment.

Key stat – The scoring in the paint was wildly different, with Flyers dropping 54 points, compared to just 34 for the hosts.

Game hero(es) – Mike Vigor and Leslee Smith both harvested double-doubles with the former collecting 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Smith claimed 13 points and 10 boards.

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