Phoenix survive Cup thriller to advance to the Quarter-Finals.
BBL Cup, First Round
Bristol Flyers 79-82 Cheshire Phoenix (23-19, 35-40, 56-61)
Cheshire Phoenix eliminated Bristol Flyers in the BBL Cup after coming out on top in an entertaining First Round encounter.
Leading Scorers – Boggs 18, Goodwin 16, Vigor 14 (Flyers) – Riley 24, Sandoval 17, Gettys 15 (Phoenix)
Turning Point – Cheshire used a 12-21 second period to take control and they managed to keep the Flyers at bay from there on out, despite the gap being cut to a single point in the final minute.
Key Stat – The Flyers shot over 50% from the floor including going 10-24 from downtown, but gave up 20 turnovers in the contest and Cheshire regularly got to the foul line with 32 attempts in the game.
Game Hero(es) – Malcolm Riley played a key role for Cheshire once again with a game-high 24 points, but Robert Sandoval produced an important all-round effort to finish with 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in the win.