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Smith’s Flyers lose but remain in Play Off contention

Leslee J. Smith’s (with ball) Bristol Flyers' play-off surge was halted by Sheffield Sharks on Friday April 14, 2017. Photo: Daily Express
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islander Leslee J. Smith and the Bristol Flyers' play-off surge was halted by Sheffield Sharks, as the South Yorkshire side claimed a 90-71 victory at home, on Friday April 14, 2017 in the British Basketball League.

Smith scored 16 points and the Flyers are now in 8th place in the standings, a game ahead of the Surrey Scorchers.

In a low profile performance, Smith added 1 steal, an assist and 2 blocks in the losing effort.

Bristol were without Aaron Cosby, but made a bright start to lead 12-17 after the first quarter despite 10 points from Malcolm Riley.

However, the Sharks bounced back in the second as they turned things around to lead 32-25 on a three from Riley and would still be leading by seven at the half.

Sheffield pushed on to lead by as many as 12 in the third, but the visitors kept battling and a strong start to the fourth saw the gap cut to three at 65-62.

Back-to-back triples from Riley capped an 11-0 burst from the Sharks as they pulled away for the win with Bristol missing the chance to move above their South-West rivals, Plymouth Raiders, who also lost.

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