Surrey Scorchers 70-93 London Lions (11-21, 30-49, 44-68)
London Lions eased to another league win as they defeated Surrey Scorchers on the road.
The Lions are now at 24-5 at the top of the BBL Championship with the title in sight, while the Scorchers dropped to 5-24.
The Lions set the tone early as they built a double-digit advantage on the back of a 10-2 run, 7 from Jordan Spencer, that closed the first quarter that saw them lead 11-21.
Lions pulled further clear in the second as fire power off the bench in the shape of Paul Guede, Flo Larkai and Captain Joe Ikhinmwin opened up a 19 point lead to go into the half-time break up 30-49.
The visitors were dominant in the second half with superior ball movement and relentless offensive rebounding. The lead grew larger as every Lion scored on the way to the victory.
Key stat – Surrey had 80 field goal attempts during the game, but were held to 32% shooting as the Lions’ defence stood firm.
Game hero(es) – Spencer top scored with 14 points in a balanced attack for the Lions with three other players in double figures including Tabb, who added 13 boards to his 12 points. Brandon Peel had 12 rebounds but finished a point shy of a double-double of his own.
The Lions return to the University of East London – Sportsdock for a Wednesday encounter this week against the Plymouth Raiders, tickets for this match available HERE
Lions scorers – Spencer 14, Tabb 12, Ikhinmwin 10, Bristol 10, Peel 9, Okoro 8, Robinson 7, Larkai 6, Lockhart 6, Guede 5, James 4, Roberts 2.
Scorchers Scorers – Willie Atwood 18, Anthony Elechi 13, Tayo Ogedengbe 11 (Scorchers) –