Surrey Scorchers as at 29th April 2017
Surrey Scorchers brave attempt to reach the semi-finals of the BBL Championship play-offs was ended by current champions Leicester Riders at Leicester on Sunday.
The tie was level 73-73 going into the 2nd leg, but Leicester showed why they are deserved champions with a 94-58 victory over Scorchers. Captain Tayo Ogedengbe top scored with 21 points and Quincy Taylor hit 17 points. Riders progress to the semi-final stage with a 167-131 aggregate victory.
A late three-point throw from Gaby McCrae, ensured Scorchers play-off quarter final 1st leg ended 73-73 against Leicester Riders in dramatic fashion in an enthralling game of basketball, which was a winner for the sport in general.
Scorchers knew their task would be hard as they faced the defending Champions. The visitors shaded the opening quarter to take a slender one point lead 13-12. At the half time break Scorchers had their noses in front to take a one goal advantage 32-31. After the third quarter Scorchers edged ahead by two goals 52-50. In the final quarter the home side at one point had a cushion of six points before Riders showed why they are champions with a big comeback. With 28 seconds left the visitors led by two goals. A free throw increased the advantage to three before drama was to follow in an unbelievable ending to the game. With only 1,8 seconds remaining Gaby McCrae threw a three-point throw that saw the ball bobble around the net before eventually dropping into the net to send the vast percentage of fans in rapture. Captain Tayo Ogedengbe led by example with 22 points with Brandon Clarke scoring 21 points for Riders.
Surrey Scorchers have qualified for the BBL Championship Play-offs after recording a victory over fellow contenders Plymouth Raiders 93-70 at Plymouth on Saturday.
Gaby McCray, from the bench picked up 18 points with Chaz Rollins scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Despite Scorchers suffering a home loss against Bristol Flyers on Sunday 79-71, the Surrey outfit will face Leicester Riders in the quarter final play offs. The first leg will be at Surrey Sports Park on Friday, with a 7.30 tip off.
On Sunday the visitors took the opening quarter 23-19. Scorchers responded in excellent fashion by taking the second quarter 17-13 as both sides went into the break level on 36-36.In a tight third quarter Flyers nudged ahead by just two points. Despite a spirited final quarter from the hosts, Flyers increased their advantage to take the game by eight points and book a quarter final play off spot against Newcastle. Gaby McCray top scored for Scorchers with 18 points. Jordan Williams picked up 12 points and Captain Tayo Ogedengbe 11 points and seven rebounds.
Surrey Scorchers have moved back into the BBL Championship play-off places after Quincy Taylor scoredn with less than a second remaining in overtime to see Scorchers beat Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 112-111 on Saturday night in a scintilating game at Surrey Sports Park.
It was Scorchers first win over Newcastle for nearly four years, and also means that Scorchers have now won seven of their last ten games. Chaz Rollins scored 30 points and 13 assists with Taylor adding 23 points and six assists.
Taylor forced the extra period with a free-throw to tie the game at 98-98 with 11 seconds to play. The sides could barely be seperated through the additional five minutes, as a Deondre Parks three-pointer got the Eagles level, only for Parks to score again with 16 seconds remaining. But with Scorchers final offence, Taylor missed when taking the ball to the basket before picking up on his own rebound and netting just before the buzzer.
Scorchers had led for virtually all of the first three quarters. They twice held double-digit leads, including a 65-55 lead in the third quarter. It was close in the fourth quarter with both sides trading points. Eagles have now lost five straight games on the road, whilst for Scorchers the play-offs remain in touching distance with just two games remaining. Next week will decide the destiny of their season with Scorchers travelling to Plymouth before facing Bristol at home on Sunday.
Scorchers suffered a 85-71 defeat at the hands of top of the table Leicester Riders at Surrey Sports Park on Sunday afternoon. The visitors opened up a 22-7 early advantage and never looked back. Scorchers cut the deficit to seven points in the second quarter before Raiders went in to the half time break with a 12 point lead. The visitors streached their lead to 14 points at the end of the third quarter 66-52. Despite a mini fightback from the hosts, Raiders held on to enhance their position at the top of the table.
Surrey Scorchers completed a 85-74 road victory against Bristol Flyers on Saturday. Tayo Ogedengbe top scored with 26 points, with Quincy Taylor picking up 19 points. Despite 25 points from Gabe McCray, Scorchers suffered a narrow 86-78 defeat against high flying Sheffield Sharks at Surrey Sports Park on Sunday afternoon. Sharks had to win the hard way, overturning an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to claim victory.
Surrey Scorchers moved back into a BBL Play-Off spot after defeating Leeds Force 87-80 at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday.
The hosts shaded the opening quarter by just a single point to hold a 19-18 lead at one stage, before Force hit back to nudge ahead. At the half way point Scorchers led by 42-38. Two three pointers from Captain Tayo Ogedengbe extended Scorchers advantage, before Force lost the services of Clayfell Harris who picked up his fifth foul to leave the game early, but the visitors rallied to close the gap with Scorchers leading by three points 62-59 with ten minutes to go. Scorchers then surged to victory thanks to a huge Mike Ochereobia dunk to make the score 76-67. Scorchers eventually eased to victory to move back to eighth place in the table, and record their 12th win of the season.
Scorchers completed another victory on the road on Friday, after defeating Manchester Giants 90-76 in Manchester. Jordan Williams top scored with 23 points including 12 rebounds with Quincy Taylor assisting with 22 points.
Surrey Scorchers inflicted a second loss of the weekend on Glasgow Rocks on Sunday, after recording a 89-75 win on the road. Tayo Ogedengbe netted a game-high 27 points with Gabe McCray scoring 19 points. Hayden Lescault top scored for the hosts with 21 points.
Surrey Scorchers suffered a 89-77 loss at home to Worcester Wolves at Surrey Sports park on Saturday. Tayo Ogedengbe top scored with 24 points with Quincy Taylor and Mike Ochereobia picking up 18 points apiece.
Surrey Scorchers completed a blistering display in front of the BBC Sport cameras on Friday evening at Surrey Sports Park, as they defeated Plymouth University Raiders 99-75. The visitors went into a 5-0 lead early on before Scorchers hit back to take the first quarter 26-21. At half-time Scorchers, had stretched their advantage to a 10 point lead 46-36. An outstanding third period from the hosts took the game away from the Raiders, with Scorchers taking the quarter 29-13. At one stage the gap had grown to 31 points, before Raiders reduced the deficit to 24 points as Scorchers ran out convincing winners, to move into eight place in the table. Quincy Taylor led the scoring chart with 25 points, but received fine support from Tayo Ogedengbe and Jordan Williams with 14 points apiece.
Surrey Scorchers held off a late rally from the home side to secure a 93-90 victory against the Cheshire Phoenix in Cheshire on Sunday in the BBL Championship. Despite Scorchers leading by as many as 20 points at one stage, they had to fend off a fine comeback from the Phoenix. Gabe McCray top scored with 27 points for Scorchers with Chaz Rollins and Tayo Ogedengbe hitting 18 points apiece.
Surrey Scorchers were knocked out of the Quarter-Final stage of this seasons BBL Trophy 86-82 by Worcester Wolves at Surrey Sports Park on Sunday afternoon. Quincy Taylor topped scored for Scorchers with 26 points and eight assists. On Saturday Scorchers lost to Newcastle Ash Eagles in the BBL Championship at Newcastle by 92-81 with Will Neighbour scoring 19 points and Taylor 17.
Surrey Scorchers made it four wins from their last five games, with the margin in all four being just one shot, after completing a nail biting 80-77 victory against Leeds Force at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday. Scorchers led at half-time 24-13, before Leeds took the lead just before the break 47-46. Scorchers edged in front 61-59 and 78-72 before the Force hit back with five points heading into the last minute, before Will Neighbour scored the final basket of the game. Quincy Taylor led the way with 27 points and five assists along with 18 points from Neighbour. Meanwhile, Scorchers have signed 22 year-old US Import guard/forward Gabriel McCray. Scorchers have been handed a home Quarter-Final draw against Worcester Wolves in the BBL Trophy. The match will be played at Surrey Sports Park on Sunday 5th February with a 2pm tip off.
Albert Margai netted a 3 pointer in the dying seconds of an enthralling game to give Scorchers a narrow 84-82 victory against the visiting Manchester Giants at Surrey Sports Park on Friday. Scorchers trailed for a large chunk of the contest, at one time finding themselves 15 points down,but their never say die attitude got them over the line in dramatic fashion. Giants edged the opening quarter with a slender one point lead, but took control of the second quarter to go into the break with a 13-point advantage 51-38. The third quarter saw a different Scorcher side, as they took the period 19-13 to reduce the gap to seven points. Scorchers got their noses in front to lead 69-68. The lead continued to change hands in an exciting finish as the game went down to the wire when Margai stepped up with the game winner to send the home fans home happy. On the night, Will Neighbour scored 26 points with Tayo Ogedengbe claiming 17 points and Quincy Taylor 16. For the Giants Mike Creppy top scored with 23 points.
On Sunday Scorchers completed another comeback for the second night in a row, after completing a dramatic 88-87 win against the London Lions in the BBL Trophy first round at the Copperbox. Tayo Ogedengbe led the way with 20 points and six rebounds. With 39 seconds remaining, Lions pulled to within a single point, before snatching the lead back soon after with a pair of Zaire Taylor free-throws with 20 seconds to go. But Will Neighbour's tip in with one second to play booked Scorchers quarter-final place in the Trophy.
U S Import Jay Bowie has left the club. Bowie, made 14 appearances for the club, and secured an 8.86 ppg average for the Scorchers.
Surrey Scorchers ended Glasgow Rocks 12 match unbeaten run in all competitions, after completing a sensational comeback to beat the Rocks 77-75 in the BBL Championship at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday. Quincy Taylor hit the crucial basket with just three seconds left. Rocks led 46-36 at half time in a close fought game. Taylor topped Scorchers scoring with 24 points with Will Neighbour hitting 17 points. Scorchers have now won three league games on the bounce, to strengthen their position in the final play-off spot.
Surrey Scorchers will go into Sunday's second leg of the BBL Cup semi-final with a slender two point gap to make up after Glasgow Rocks defeated Scorchers by 81-79 at Surrey Sports Park on Friday. At half-time the visitors held a narrow three point advantage. Scorchers at one time were 14 points down, but a terrific fightback from the hosts has given them a good chance of getting through to the final. Rocks have now won 11 straight games in all competitions with Kieron Achara on top form last night with 24 points. Quincy Taylor top scored for Scorchers with 24 points along with Will Neighbour who picked up 19 points. On Sunday Scorchers went down 87-73 to the Rocks, as Glasgow booked their place in the final of the BBL Cup 168-152 on aggregate.
Surrey Scorchers followed up last weeks win on the road with a convincing 103-80 victory over Cheshire Phoenix at the Surrey Sports park on Friday. In a tight first quarter the visitors shaded the encounter by a single point at 23-22. Scorchers hit back in the second to take a slender five point lead at half-time 53-48, with Will Neighbour hitting 18 points. In an outstanding third quarter for the hosts, Scorchers ran in 25 points with Phoenix replying with just 11. Scorchers edged the final quarter by four points to complete their fourth BBL Championship win of the season. Quincy Taylor led the way with 24 points and nine assists against his former side, with Neighbour and Chaz Rollins adding 23 and 20 points respectively.
Surrey Scorchers returned back to winning ways after picking up a 73-67 victory against the Bristol Flyers at Bristol on Friday. Will Neighbour top scored for the visitors with 16 points whilst also collecting five steals. Tayo Ogedengbe 14 points and Quincy Taylor 13 were also amongst the scorers for Scorchers.
Surrey Scorchers suffered a narrow 83-80 loss to the Sheffield Sharks at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday. Will Neighbour top scored for Scorchers with 23 points. Chaz Rollins and Quincy Taylor both picked up 15 points, with Rollins registering 12 rebounds. Meanwhile, Scorchers will face Glasgow Rocks in the semi-final of the BBL Cup, after Rocks defeated Sharks 69-57 on Friday. The first leg of the semi-final will be at Surrey Sports Park at the beginning of December.
Surrey Scorchers booked their place in this seasons BBL Cup Semi-Finals after completing a 94-75 victory against the Worcester Wolves at Worcester on Sunday afternoon. 25 points from Captain Tayo Ogedengbe alongside 18 points from Quincy Taylor and 13 points from Chaz Rollins including 10 rebounds secured the win.
Scorchers slipped to a 103-73 defeat at the hands of local rivals London Lions at the Copperbox on Wednesday. Lions won the opening quarter 29-19, by half time the home side had increased their advantage by 14 points. Scorchers fought back in the third period to reduce the gap at one point to just three points at 52-49, but Lions responded with two quick three pointers and eventually restored their advantage at the third buzzer to 14 points. The final quarter was dominated by the hosts as they scored 33 points to Scorchers 17. For the home side Alex Owumi led the way with 27 points and Rashad Hussan 23. Quincy Taylor led the scoring for the Scorchers with 25 points.
Surrey Scorchers completed their second BBL victory of the season after a narrow 67-61 victory against Cheshire Phoenix at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday. Wiill Neighbour top scored with 19 points along with 15 points from Quincy Taylor. 24 hours earlier Scorchers travelled to Worcester to face the Wolves and suffered a 90-82 loss. Chaz Rollins hit 24 points for Scorchers.
After five losses, it was sixth time lucky as Surrey Scorchers gained their first victory in this seasons BBL after defeating Sheffield Sharks 81-76 in Sheffield on Friday. Michael Ochereobia top scored with 17 points as all five starters for the visitors hit double figures. On Saturday Scorchers were back at Surrey Sports Park, but suffered a 84-69 loss to Glasgow Rocks. Will Neighbour top scored with 20 points for the hosts.
Scorchers took the BBL Champions the Leicester Riders to overtime, before eventually loosing 88-79 at Surrey Sports Park on Friday. Signs were ominous early on when the Riders built a 10 point advantage, but thanks to Captain Tayo Ogedengbe with 13 points the home side edged the opening quarter by just one point. By the break Scorchers had built an impressive 19 point lead to lead 47-28 with Quincy Taylor scoring 16 points in the period. The third period saw the Champions show their true fighting spirit by scoring 25-5 to edge ahead by a single point at 53-52. Thanks to Ogedengbe's two three point throws Scorchers led 71-62 with only 3.30 left, only for Riders to draw level to send the game into overtime with the score 73-73. The extra five minute overtime period was dominated by the visitors as they maintained their unbeaten start to the season. Ogedengbe scored 25 points along with Taylor 20 for Scorchers in an impressive performance from the home side.
On Sunday Scorchers made the jounrey down to Bristol to face the Flyers in the First Round of the BBL Cup, and came away with a 79-71 win. Scorchers led 45-24 at the break only for Bristol to finish strongly in the third period with a 17-5 surge. Flyers continued this into the fourth quarter with the game tied at 66-66, having come back from 24 points down. Scorchers rattled off 13 consecutive points to secure their first win of the season and book a place against Worcester Wolves away in the quarter-finals. Mike Ochereobia top scored with 18 points with Tayo Ogedengbe picking up 17 points.
Surrey Scorchers have re-signed GB under 20 forward Jordan Williams. The 6ft 8 tall youngster featured 18 times last season, registering almost 10 points per game.
Scorchers opened their BBL campaign with a 69-58 defeat to the London Lions at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday. Scorchers led their near neighbours by ten points after the opening period, however Lions responded well in the second period, at one point scoring 22-4. Scorchers added six points in the final minute of the half to cut the gap to just three points. In the fourth period Lions led by eight points and had to face a late rally from Scorchers, only for the visitors to hold on for victory. Scorchers Will Neighbour top scored with 18 points along with 13 points from Mike Ochereobia who picked up 13 points along with eight rebounds. For Lions Alex Owumi and Kai Williams picked up 18 points apiece. On Sunday Scorchers suffered a 87-63 loss against the Plymouth Raiders at Plymouth. Will Neighbour once again was Scorchers top scorer, this time with 25 points. Meanwhile, Scorchers have added British guard Will Maynard to their roster for the season.
Surrey Scorchers have announced that veteran Lekan Popoola has re-signed for the club. The former Heat Guard joined Scorchers at the start of their debut campaign in the BBL after spending three seasons with EBL Division One side Westminster Warriors.
Scorchers have confirmed that GB star Will Neighbour has re-signed for the club ahead of the 2016/17 season. Will, made his debut for the Scorchers last season, scoring well in the opening fixtures of the season before succumbing to a shoulder injury. His season was cut short in December, but will return back to the court this season.
Surrey Scorchers have signed their third USA import, Chaz Rollins. The 6ft 7 former Grand Valley State forward brings an average 10.8 points per game to England, thanks to a 54% average field goal success rate.
Surrey Scorchers have signed point guard Quincy Taylor. Taylor, made his BBL debut in January, signing for the Cheshire Phoenix. He notched an impressive 14.8 ppg average for the club.
Former Guildford and Surrey Heat player Albert Margai will return to Surrey Sports Park for the forthcoming season, having today signed for the Scorchers. The 28 year-old point guard made 64 appearances for the Heat in two seasons.
Surrey Scorchers have signed Jay Bowie for the forthcoming season. The 6ft 5inch shooting guard/small forward played for Marist College for four seasons in the States, scoring a 12.1 point and 5.2 rebound per game average.
Surrey Scorchers have announced the signing of former Worcester Wolves forward Kali Irving. The 24 year-old spent three seasons with Wolves. Scorchers have also added British centre Michael Ochereobia to the roster ahead of the 2016/17 season. 27 year-old Ochereobia spent his USA college career with the Western Illinois Leathernecks where he recorded a 8.9 points per game average. The centre was playing for French side Besancon last season.
Captain, Tayo Ogedengbe has extended his contract with the club by one year. The British forward was ever present for the Surrey based side last season. Meanwhile, Scorchers have been handed an away tie against the Bristol Flyers in the BBL Cup First Round. In the BBL Trophy, Scorchers will face the London Lions at the Copperbox.
Surrey Scorchers will host the Westminster Warriors in a pre-season friendly at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday 5th September, with a 7 pm tip-off. The Warriors, who play in the National Basketball League Division One, will be Scorchers only home pre-season fixture ahead off the start of the 2016/17 season.
Surrey Scorchers ended their season with a narrow 72-68 loss to the visiting Leeds Force at a sold out Surrey Sports Park on Sunday. With just 39 seconds remaining the sides were tied at 68-68, only for the visitors to force a dramatic win, and book their place in the play-offs. Mike Anderson led the way for the home side with 19 points.
Surrey Scorchers suffered a 103-65 defeat at the hands of high flying Glasgow Rocks at Surrey Sports Park on Friday. Starting the game with just six men, it was always going to be a difficult task against a side who went into the game with just one defeat in their last seven games. Glasgow shaded the opening quarter 26-20. By half time They had increased their advantage by 16 points. A bad third quarter by Scorchers, which resulted in just nine points scored, meant they had it all to do in the final quarter. Glasgow went into the final quarter leading by 80-49. Scorchers were competitive in the final quarter, running Rocks close, 16-23. Eventually having a short bench told, with Rocks running out comfortable winners. Tayo Ogedengbe top scored with 19 points and Mike Anderson hit 16.
Scorchers pulled of a road victory at Manchester after suffering a narrow loss at home to the Leicester Riders in their two Easter games this weekend. On Friday Scorchers led 82-78 with just 25 seconds remaining, only for the Riders to claim seven points at the end of the quarter to snatch the points. KC Ross-Miller top scored with 22 points for the home side. On Sunday Scorchers travelled up the M1 to face the Manchester Giants and came away with a much needed victory by a single point 74-73. Despite trailing by 15 points, Scorchers secured the slim victory thanks to KC Ross-Miller's 17 points. The win also lifted Surrey Scorchers off the foot of the table.
Surrey Scorchers suffered a 80-69 defeat against the visiting Newcastle Eagles on Sunday at Surrey Sports Park. Jordan Williams top scored with 21 points, including ten rebounds. K.C Ross-Miller picked up 17 points. Meanwhile, A A Fullah has left the club by mutual consent.
Surrey Scorchers suffered an agonising one point defeat at the hands of the visiting Cheshire Phoenix at the Surrey Sports Park on Friday, going down 89-88. The visitors edged the opening quarter 29-23. At half time Phoenix had streatched their advantage to 10 points, despite KC Ross-Miller bagging 20 points and Allie Fulah with 12. Scorchers won the third quarter 21-18, but trailed by seven points heading into the final quarter. With one minute to go the deficet was cut to five points. Ross-Miller had two throws to level the game with just 18 seconds reamining. The first went into the basket, with the second a whisker away, as Scorchers lost by the smallest of margins, a single point. Ross-Miller scored an astonishing 35 points with Andreas Schreiber claiming 12 points.
Scorchers suffered a 78-69 defeat at the hands of the visiting Sheffield Sharks at Surrey Sports Park on Sunday. KC Ross-Miller and Nick Schlitzer both scored 14 points apiece.
Surrey Scorchers completed a dramatic last quarter comeback to defeat local rivals the London Lions at the Copperbox on Friday. In the first quarter the home side lead 28-20 at the buzzer. By half time Scorchers trailed by 11 points. The Lions dominated the third quarter, streatching their advantage to 21 points, to lead 76-55. Scorchers looked doomed, but an astonishing fightback from the Surrey outfit saw them win the final quarter 35-6 to edge out Lions 90-82. KC Ross-Miller was in excellent form, finishing up on the night with 26 points.
Surrey Scorchers were knocked out at the Quarter Final stage of the BBL Trophy after suffering a 77-60 defeat to Leicester Riders at Leicester on Saturday. KC Ross-Miller top scored for Scorchers with 23 points.
Surrey Scorchers narrowly misssed out on completing a victory against Worcester Wolves at Surrey Sports Park on Sunday afternoon, only to lose to the visitors in overtime 96-88. On his full debut TJ Johnson scored 16 points with 14 points apiece from Tayo Ogedengbe and Nick Schlitzer. Johnson, a 6ft 3 inch US import guard, joined the club on Friday.
Scorchers booked a Quarter-Final tie away to the Leicester Riders in the BBL Trophy, after a 82-72 victory against the Reading Rockets at Reading on Wednesday. Christian Behrens top scored with 15 points and Nick Schlitzer chipped in with 13.
Surrey Scorchers suffered a 99-67 defeat against unbeaten Newcastle Esh Group Eagles at Newcastle on Friday. New signing Allie Fullah , a former GB Under 20 player, scored 14 points on his debut for the club. Meanwhile, Scorchers have signed GB Under 20 forward Jordan Williams.
Surrey Scorchers slipped to a 91-66 loss to the visiting Worcester Wolves at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday. KC Ross- Miller top scored for the Scorchers with 22 points, and Christian Behrens picked up 15 points.
Scorchers suffered a 102-96 defeat at the hands of the Plymouth Radiers at Plymouth on Sunday. Nick Schlitzer top scored with 21 points and K.C. Miller picking up 19 points.
Surrey Scorchers suffered a narrow 108-92 loss to the Worcester Wolves at Worcester on Friday. K. C Miller top scored with 26 points, whilst Nick Schltzer added 20 points.
Surrey Scorchers completed a 96-82 victory against the visiting Manchester Giants at Surrey Sports Park on Friday. At half time Scorchers had a 24 point advantage, leading 55-31. The Giants came back into the game in the third period, winning the period 26-15, but Scorchers held on to record their fifth win of the season. Nick Schlitzer top scored with 22 points, with KC Ross-Miller and Christian Behrens adding 20 each.
Surrey Scorchers completed a 89-81 victory against Bristol Flyers at the Surrey Sports Park on Friday. Captain Tayo Ogedengbe inspired Scorchers to a grandstand finish. Ogedengbe, scored 31 points, along with ten rebounds, as the hosts outscored Flyers 23-12 in the fourth quarter. Debutant KC Ross-Miller picked up 15 points for the hosts.
Scorchers suffered a 95-61 loss to neighbours London Lions at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday. Nick Schlitzer top scored with 13 points, with Christian Behrens picking up 12 points. Meanwhile, Scorchers have added former Auburn guard K.C Ross- Miller to their roster. The 24 year old American 6ft 0 point guard, joins from Auburn Tigers at Auburn University.
Surrey Scorchers slipped to a narrow 73-63 defeat against Leeds Force in Leeds on Friday. Christian Behrens and Elvisi Dusha both scored 13 points each for Scorchers.
Surrey suffered a 80-72 defeat at the hands of the Bristol Flyers at Surrey Sports Park on Sunday afternoon. Omotayo Ogedengbe top scored with 21 points, whilst Nick Schlitzer picked up 17 points.
Scorchers claimed their third league win of the season as they overturned a six-point deficit heading into the final quarter to beat Plymouth University Raiders 91-86 at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday. DJ Felder top scored with 20 points, while GB rookie Christian Behrens scored 17 points along with Nick Schlitzer, who also hit 17 points.
Surrey Scorchers were knocked out of this seasons BBL Cup by London Lions, but only after the home side had forced overtime against their London rivals at Surrey Park on Friday. The Lions won 89-81 after overtime. Tayo Ogedengbe picked up 17 points, along with Nick Schlitzer and Henry Wilkins, who both scored 17 points.
Scorchers suffered a narrow 74-69 defaet at Leeds on Friday against the Force. Scorchers held a narrow 67-66 lead going into the final two minutes, but narrowly failed to close out the game. Tayo Ogedengbe led the Scorchers scoring on the night with 26 points.
Both Elvisi Dusha and Desmond Lee have left the club. Dusha has returned to Germany to continue his career with another club in Germany. Lee, has returned back to the USA for family reasons.
Surrey Scorchers grabbed a thrilling 84-83 victory against the visiting Manchester Giants at Surrey Sports Park on Friday. The sides went into the final minute tied. Barry Webster and Ingus Bankevics put the Giants up 83-80 with 19 seconds remaining. Scorchers Tayo Ogedengbe pulled Surrey to within one point heading into the final ten seconds. With just eight seconds remaining. Desmond Lee had two three-throws to claim a dramatic victory, he held his nerve to seal it for the hosts. Andreas Schreiber top scored for Scorchers with 22 points, with Will Neighbour hitting 16.
Surrey Scorchers suffered a 98-65 loss to the reigning champions Newcastle Eagles at Surrey Sports Park on Friday. The Eagles, overcame a slow start, in the opening quarter Scorchers at one point led 20-10, only for the visitors to edge the period 21-20. Newcastle shaded the second period 26-22 to take a slender five point lead at half-time. The third period belonged to the Eagles scoring 28 points themselves while restricting the Scorchers to just seven points. The home side’s heads never went down, and put up a spirited performance in the final quarter, which Eagles won by 23 points to 16. For the Scorchers, Will Neighbour top scored with 16 points, along with 13 from Desmond Lee.
Surrey Scorchers opened their BBL Championship campaign with a thrilling 71-68 win at Bristol against the Flyers. Captain Tayo Ogedengbe, on his 200th BBL appearance, posted 19 points, including crucial scores late on. Andreas Schreiber scored 17 points for the visitors.
Former Surrey Heat junior Jacob Loveridge will be Scorchers ninth signing ahead of the new season. The 22 year-old went to the USA in 2011, and returned back to the Uk for the 2014/15 season to play for the Thames Valley Cavaliers.
Surrey Scorchers will take on Westminster Warriors in a pre-season friendly at Surrey Sports Park on Saturday 5th September, with a 7 pm tip-off. The Warriors, play in the National Basketball League, and will be the only visitors to Guildford for Scorchers only home pre-season fixture ahead of the forthcoming season.
Surrey Scorchers have added shooting guard Henry Wilkins to their roster ahead of the brand new season. The 24 year-old spent three seasons with Leeds Carnegie( now Leeds Force). The Guildford born 6ft 5 inch player becomes the eigth signing for the Scorchers.
Surrey Scorchers have added former GB Under 20 international Will Neighbour to their roster. Neighbour, graduated from NCAA outfit University of Arkansas at Little Rock last summer. The 6ft 10 inch forward averaged 16.3 points per game in his senior year.
British point guard Elvisi Dusha is the latest player to commit to Surrey Scorchers ahead of the forthcoming season. The 21 year-old has captained Surrey United for two seasons in the BBL.
USA Import Desmond Lee, has signed for Surrey Scorchers. The 25 year-old 6ft 4 inch Guard, arrives from NC State where he racked up almost 400 points in his two season career.
Swedish International Andreas Schreiber has become Scorchers fourth signing ahead of the new season. The 6ft 10 inch forward/ centre has been playing for Spanish third division outfit Zornotza ST. Andreas, played in England in the 2013/14 season for Worcester Wolves.
Surrey Scorchers have announced the signing of American Guard Nick Schlitzer from Philadelphia University Rams. Schlitzer, 22 is a 6ft 6 inch shooting guard, who has scored 1,644 points in his career.
Surrey Scorchers have signed American Power Forward DJ Felder. The 24 year-old, 6ft 7 inch player was exceptional for NCAA Division One Jacksonville State of the Ohio Valley Conference.
Tayo Ogedengbe has become Surrey Scorchers first signing. Ogedengbe, a 28 year-old guard/forward began his professional career with London Capitals in 2007, and also played under Scorchers Head Coach Creon Raftopoulos at Guildford/Surrey Heat, and will also Captain the side during the upcoming campaign.
Former Guildford and Surrey Heat Coach Creon Raftopoulos will lead the brand new franchise in the BBL. Raftopoulos, began his fist season in the BBL in 2010. His final season in charge saw his side secure a Championship Play-Off Semi Final, after finishing fourth during the regular campaign.
Scorchers will begin their BBL campaign with a road trip to face the Bristol Flyers on the 19th September. Six days later Scorchers will open their home campaign with the Esh Group Eagles of Newcastle visiting the Surrey Sports Park. In the BBL Cup, Scorchers have been handed a home tie against the London Lions on the 17th October. In the BBL Trophy, Scorchers will make the trip to Reading to face the Rockets in January.