Search

London Lions continue their prolific form as they bag a home victory against Bristol

PUBLISHED: 16:00 10 January 2019

London Lions Justin Robinson races clear with the ball against Bristol Flyers (Pic: Graham Hodges)

London Lions Justin Robinson races clear with the ball against Bristol Flyers (Pic: Graham Hodges)

Archant

London Lions continue to look very strong at the top of the BBL Championship after they opened 2019 with victory over Bristol Flyers.

Vince Macaulay’s side saw their advantage increase as they moved to 13-3, with the Flyers now at 7-4 as they dropped below the Leicester Riders in the table.

The home side flew out of the blocks and all five starters scored as they stormed to a 13-2 lead after five minutes, Daniel Edozie’s lay-up the only Bristol score.

As the visitors worked their way back in, three successive threes from the Lions through Ladarius Tabb, Justin Robinson and Paul Guede made it 22-12 with just under two minutes left of the first quarter.

Jalan McCloud’s buzzer beater made the score 26-18 at the end of the first quarter, but high energy from the Lions’ bench through Jerelle Okoro and Andre Lockhart kept things moving.

Brandon Peel dunked to make it 31-22, before an 8-2 Flyers run – in which Okoro was the only Lions scorer with a pair of free throws – suddenly saw the scoreboard at 32-30 with four minutes left to half time.

Thomas got Flyers on terms at 32-32, before Kervin Bristol slammed home off a Jordan Spencer assist.

But with 35 seconds left, McCloud tied at 39-39 before the Lions lost the ball and the same player beat the buzzer with a three-point shot and surprisingly it was the Flyers who went in at the half-time break up 42-39.

It turned out that the Lions bench had been charged a technical foul right at the end, so Bristol started the third quarter at the free throw line, with Justin Gray making the attempt to give his side a four-point advantage overall.

But an 8-0 Lions start with dunks and threes served notice and it took two minutes before the visitors responded.

Another 8-2 run ended the contest, as Bristol would score a total of 10 points in the session.

The third period ended with the home side up 63-52 and, although Bristol tried to fight back, the Lions kept them at arm’s length.

Dunks from Bristol and Tabb excited the crowd and when Robinson put Edozie on skates to splash the three it was all over.

Next up for Lions is a trip to Worcester on January 18.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 18:52

Home-grown heroes Aaron Beard and Jamie Porter celebrated signing new two-year contracts at Essex by sharing nine-wickets as the hosts took control of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Somerset.

Yesterday, 16:48

Leyton Orient has signed young duo Jayden Sweeney and Brendon Shabani to professional contracts.

Hammers youngster Trott looks for senior appearances for League One club

Yesterday, 15:26

Over 150 young women came together on Saturday to compete in a 7 a-side competition as part of the B Active summer showcase.

Yesterday, 11:00

Super Rangers remain unbeaten, London Fields produce strong display and Wapping Dolphins make it seven wins from seven.

Yesterday, 07:59

Great Britain's men and women got the better of their New Zealand rivals on the final weekend of FIH Pro League action at Twickenham Stoop.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Somerset's bowling attack, led by Jamie Overton and Jack Leach, underlined why the county sit comfortably on top of the Specsavers County Championship Division One table as they bowled Essex out for 216.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Essex cricketer Ryan ten Doeschate talks about bowler Simon Harmer's success, working to improve his batting and the upcoming game against Somerset.

PROMOTED CONTENT

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists