Flyers Retain the Surrey Rosebowl
The Surrey Rosebowl Tournament was held at the Surrey Sports Park on Sunday and the Woking Blackhawk Flyers were out to retain the title having won it three times in the past four years.
It was inevitable
End of the Season for the Flyers as they Down the Rockets
Woking Blackhawk Flyers 91:39 Reading Rockets
A dominant performance for their last regular season league home game saw the Flyers resoundingly beat their local rivals Reading Rockets 91:39. Unfortunately progression to the play-offs also required Thames Valley Cavaliers to beat Kent Crusaders which they did not achieve.
The Rockets took the initial 2-point lead, they followed that with Foard sinking a long three taking the score to 4:5. That was the last time in the game that Rockets led.
Flyers Put Cavaliers to the Sword
Woking Blackhawk Flyers 80:70 Thames Valley Cavaliers
With only three games to go, each one is vital in keeping the Flyers prospects of progressing to the play-offs alive.
Thames Valley Cavaliers had only suffered a single defeat throughout the season, the Flyers were relishing the chance to inflict a second defeat – and they were not to be denied.
The opening minutes of the game both sides traded baskets until the score was 5 each when the Flyers took control and went on a 12 point run which the Cavaliers did not respond to, the score widen to 17:5.
Whilst the Cavaliers did close the margin the Flyers had a 6 point margin at the first break.
The second quarter became a close fought contest with the Flyers relinquishing their lead by the half break with a two-point deficit 39:41. There was a crucial thirty seconds where hustler Dan Marshall rolled his ankle and big man Jim Grainger ‘tweeked’ his knee suddenly the bench did not seem so strong. The Flyers maintained their confidence and round out this period.
Crusaders Repelled by the Flyers
Woking Blackhawk Flyers 111:48 Kent Crusaders
For the First home game of the year the Flyers hosted Kent Crusaders and they were not ready to make the same mistakes as in their first meeting, then the young legs and effectively played front court press had caught the Flyers out.
From the tip the Flyers controlled the game, rapidly taking a 7:0 lead with point guard Tomas Politi taking a pivotal and inspirational role in coordinating the attack from the starting five. Oscar Wilkins claimed the first point from the free throw line and power forward Jack Price rapidly sank two baskets in succession. By the end of the first quarter the Crusaders had been limited to 7 points whilst the Flyers has stacked up an impressive 23.
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