Flyers soar in last quarter to take derby success
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.
Huge shot from Mayindombe. pic.twitter.com/3YH4vABLuV
— Bristol Flyers (@BristolFlyers) February 25, 2018
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.