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Leslee J. Smith’s double double keeps Bristol flying high

Leslee J. Smith scored a double double as the Bristol Flyers extend their winning streak to four games on Saturday January 7, 2017, with a 93-72 win over the Manchester Giants. Photo: Provided
Leslee J. Smith was a consistent presence on both offence and defence playing almost the entire game, scoring 21 points on 66% shooting, adding 10 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists and 1 block. Photo: Provided
Leslee J. Smith was a consistent presence on both offence and defence playing almost the entire game, scoring 21 points on 66% shooting, adding 10 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists and 1 block. Photo: Provided
Deon J. Edwin (30) led the Golden Flashes in the scoring column, with 16 points on 7-for-13 shooting but Kent State fell to the Ohio Bobcats 85-67. Photo: Provided
Deon J. Edwin (30) led the Golden Flashes in the scoring column, with 16 points on 7-for-13 shooting but Kent State fell to the Ohio Bobcats 85-67. Photo: Provided
Deon J. Edwin (centre) looks around as Rowan Victor (right) of West Gunners makes a pass. Edwin was at the time representing Bayside Blazers in the 2016 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/File
Deon J. Edwin (centre) looks around as Rowan Victor (right) of West Gunners makes a pass. Edwin was at the time representing Bayside Blazers in the 2016 Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball League. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A double double by Virgin Islands basketball player Leslee J. Smith saw the Bristol Flyers extend their winning streak to four games on Saturday January 7, 2017, with a 93-72 win over the Manchester Giants.

The Flyers were led by a strong performance by Smith, who was a consistent presence on both offence and defence playing almost the entire game, scoring 21 points on 66% shooting, adding 10 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists and 1 block.

Smith hit 9 of 10 free throws.

Though up by as many as 23 points in the fourth, Bristol kept the pressure on until the buzzer, beating Giants 93-72.

Edwin leads the Flashes, but can’t stop the Bobcats

Meanwhile, on Friday January, 2017, Deon J. Edwin and the Kent State University men's basketball team (9-6, 1-1 MAC) took its first conference loss of the season on the road, falling to the Ohio Bobcats (10-3, 2-0 MAC), 85-67.

Edwin led the Golden Flashes in the scoring column, with 16 points on 7-for-13 shooting. He also had nine rebounds and a team-best three assists. Jimmy Hall was the team's leading rebounder and secured a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Jaylin Walker was the team's third scorer in double figures, with 12 points.

Despite the loss, Kent State won the rebounding battle, 47-35, with 22 offensive rebounds.

The Flashes return home to face Northern Illinois on Tuesday, January 10 at 7:00 P.M.

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