Lions clinch remaining spot for Cup Quarter Finals

BBL Cup South Group

London Lions 98 – 87 Surrey Scorchers (20-19, 51-43, 75-68)
(Lions – Peel 25, Robinson 17, Dang Akodo 16; Scorchers – Hawthorne 25, S.White 20, M.White 19)

The BBL Cup South Group stages came to an end Saturday night with London Lions taking the remaining Quarter Finals spot from Surrey Scorchers.

Last month’s Player of the Month winner Brandon Peel poured in 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Lions keeping his average of a double-double each game alive. Justin Robinson also added 17 points, commanding the floor from start to finish.

The Scorchers looked to be in good shape in the first half but were ill-prepared for the Lions to come out strong in the third quarter. James Hawthorne had one of his best performances yet tallying 25 points and eight rebounds with a host of flashy dunks and blocks to go with it.

The two White’s, Skyler and Marcus, combined for 39 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Scorchers to push past the Lions, who will now meet Leicester Riders next Friday.

BBL Cup Quarter Finals:

Friday 29 November 2019, 7:30pm
Leicester Riders (North 1) v London Lions (South 4)

Friday 29 November 2019, 7:30pm
Worcester Wolves (South 2) v Newcastle Eagles (North 3)

Sunday 1 December 2019, 4:00pm
London City Royals (South 1) v Cheshire Phoenix (North 4)

Sunday 1 December 2019, 4:00pm
B. Braun Sheffield Sharks (North 2) v Bristol Flyers (South 3)