Fifth time lucky for Scorchers
Manchester Giants 93-109 Surrey Scorchers (18-22, 46-50, 66-75)
Surrey Scorchers ended their losing start to the season as they claimed their maiden triumph on the road at Manchester Giants.
Creon Raftopoulos’ side avoided an 0-5 start as they powered past the century mark in points with the Giants dropping to 1-2.
Leading scorers – Clayton 23, McCall 20, Jones 16 (Giants) – Ogedengbe 28, Taylor 17, Steel 14 (Scorchers)
Turning point – Surrey had the edge in the opening half in a high-scoring game and continued to push on as they fired in 59 points in the second half to pull away from their opponents.
Key stat – The Scorchers were on fire from beyond the arc as they knocked down a total of 16 3-pointers at an impressive 55% accuracy.
Game hero(es) – Tayo Ogedengbe led his side with a 28-point haul in the win, while four other players hit double figures including Josh Steel, who also added 13 rebounds and four assists to his 14 points.