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Flyers brush aside Rocks to round out perfect weekend


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Bristol Flyers 91-73 Glen Luss Glasgow Rocks (21-13, 37-29, 70-47)
(Flyers – Thomas-Edwards 24, Rogers 20, Jacob 15; Rocks – J. Johnson 21, Harris 14, Malcolm 9)

With the klaxon probably still ringing in their ears from
the fantastic victory they had secured live in front of the Sky Sports cameras the
night before, you could forgive the Bristol Flyers for being a tad sluggish as
they returned home from Sheffield today to face the Glen Luss Glasgow Rocks.

Coach Andreas Kapoulas’ side didn’t miss a beat, though, as
they stormed to a 21-13 start at the SGS Arena and shut down the usually
free-scoring Rocks to maintain their eight-point lead into the half-time interval,
leading 37-29 after 20 minutes.

Bristol’s defence suffocated the Rocks at times, who shot at
a clip of just 15% from beyond the perimeter in the first half, with new
signing Vance Johnson having a tough introduction to life in the BBL as he went
0-4 from the field. Josh Rogers, Trejon Jacobs and Raphell Thomas-Edwards
starred for the Flyers, setting the pace in the first half and finishing up as
their team’s three leading scorers.

An 11-4 start to the third quarter saw the Flyers stretch
their lead to sit in a commanding position on the scoreboard, whilst foul
trouble made it very difficult for the Rocks to compete on the defensive end to
stop the rot.

Player-Head-Coach Gareth Murray was ejected after being
given two technical fouls, whereas Jordan Johnson and Vance Johnson both fouled
out for Glasgow as well, ending any hopes of a Rocks fightback as the Flyers
cantered to a deserved win.



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