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Flyers Win Big, Take Head-to-Head With Giants


BBL Championship
Bristol Flyers 87-66 Manchester Giants (16-20, 42-35, 66-51)

(Flyers – Jacob 22, Delpeche 21, Evans 18; Giants – Artison 15, Clark 12, Anderson 8)

Bristol Flyers scored a big 87-66 midweek victory over Manchester Giants to move up to seventh in the BBL Championship table with a second win in three games, taking the head-to-head over their visitors in the process as Trejon Jacob scored 22 points off the bench on 4-7 (57%) three-point shooting.

The third-placed Giants had won six of their previous eight games and led by as many as nine points in the first quarter, until three-pointers from Jacob, beating the buzzer, and Marcus Evans either side of the first quarter break changed the momentum in the game.

They took the lead soon after when Jacob scored five in a 7-0 burst, and were up 38-30 before the break when he added five more, as both Jacob and Evans had 13 points by the midway point.

Fittingly, another Jacob triple midway through the third period sparked the 13-3 surge that decided the game, making it a comfortable double-digit lead at 62-44 as six different Flyers scored in that spell.

And there was no way back when they opened the fourth 12-4 to see the lead peak at 24, as Malcolm Delpeche scored four of his 20 points which included a pair of thunderous ‘alley-oops’ earlier in the game.

Bristol now head to Surrey Scorchers on Wednesday night and Newcastle Eagles on Friday in a busy road schedule.



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