Surrey Scorchers 109-88 Manchester Giants (26-23, 42-49, 71-70)
Surrey Scorchers utilised a productive second half to power past Manchester Giants 109-88 to further strengthen the team’s push to secure a play-off spot.
The Guildford based franchise improve to a record of 11-11 in the Championship. Despite the valiant showing, the visitors remain in eleventh position having picked up just three league victories.
Leading scorers – Robinson 27, Hicks 23, Ogedengbe 15 (Scorchers); Banks/Kadiri 20, Okoro 16 (Giants)
Turning point – Caylin Raftopoulos netted a pair of triples at the start of the fourth quarter to seize the game’s momentum and take control of the contest.
Key stat – Surrey outscored the Giants by 28 points after the halftime break. The shorthanded visitors simply couldn’t keep pace with the hosts.
Game hero(es) – Gerald Robinson netted a game-high 27 points for Surrey, while teammate Tony Hicks added an impressive 23 points and 11 assists.