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Thomas-Edwards and Graham-Bell on fire, Flyers hold Hammers to 56 points



The Bristol Flyers never allowed more than 16 points in a quarter and went on an 18-11 run to defeat the Landstede Hammers, 68-56, on Tuesday, December 5, at the SGS College Arena in southwest England.


Players of the game

Raphell Thomas-Edwards scored a game high 16 points for the Bristol Flyers.


A Leicester born forward went 4/6 from the three point line to tie the entire visiting team.

Thomas-Edwards grabbed eight rebounds, blocked one shot and registered a game high +/- ratio of 27.


Bristol captain had five points and three rebounds in the fourth quarter.


Rowell Graham-Bell was huge after the break.

Forward scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and played a crucial role in Flyers comeback.


C.J. Jackson (Ohio State 2019) had six points, five rebounds and a team high six assists.

Last but not least, Brad Greene (UC Irvine 2021) contributed with 10 points and eight rebounds.


Noah Dickerson shined for the Landstede Hammers.


A former University of Washington center scored 14 points and grabbed a game high 14 rebounds.


Dickerson added one assist, one block and five forced fouls.


Jack Pagenkopf (Utah Tech 2020), Terrence Bieshaar and Michal Kozak posted nine points each.


Key stats

Teams were locked in a high intensity defensive battle.

The first half ended in a 29-29 tie.


Landstede Hammers scored seven unanswered points early in the third quarter, 29-36.

Bristol Flyers held the visitors to 18 points the rest of the way.

Andreas Kapoulas men went on a 11-0 run to retake a four points lead, 40-36.

Graham-Bell made back-to-back three pointers late in the third quarter for a 50-42 lead.


Jack Pagenkopf answered with a quick three pointer.

Two daggers by Tevin Olison and Thomas-Edwards extended Flyers lead up to 11 points, 56-45.

Trejon Jacob and Thomas-Edwards completed a 10-0 run for Bristol, 60-45.


Game notes

Bristol Flyers improved to 3-1, while Landstede Hammers dropped to 1-2.

It was a first ENBL home win for the British team.


A quarter final spot may be a one win away.


ENBL access: follow the game on YouTube live stream



Format

Four best teams from each group will qualify for the playoffs (A1-B4, A2-B3, A3-B2, A4-B1).


The 2024 playoffs – home and away, best-of-two series – will take place until March 20.


The 2024 Final Four will take place on April 9-10.


Standings, as of December 5, 2023

Group A

Bristol Flyers 3-1 (+50)

Uniclub Casino Juventus 2-0 (+31)

Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits 2-0 (+31)

Polski Cukier Start Lublin 1-2 (-12)

Landstede Hammers Zwolle 1-2 (-16)

Spartak Pleven 0-2 (-29)

Svendborg Rabbits 0-2 (-55)

Bakken Bears Aarhus


Group B

CSO Voluntari 3-1 (+45)

Zastal Zielona Gora 3-1 (+21)

Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles 2-1 (+20)

Royal Basket Liège 2-1 (+6)

Šiauliai 2-1 (-16)

Keila Coolbet 1-2 (-27)

Basket Brno 0-3 (-21)

Valmiera Glass ViA 0-3 (-28)


Tie-breaker 1: Zielona Gora vs Šiauliai 1-0, +26.

Tie-breaker 2: Šiauliai vs Newcastle 1-0, +2.

Tie-breaker 3: Šiauliai vs Voluntari 1-0, +8.


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