Raiders lose at home to Surrey

Raiders lose at home to Surrey

On Sunday, Surrey Scorchers came to Plymouth looking to win their first game in two, but didn’t make the brightest start.

A flurry of first quarter three-point shots from Neil Watson and Louis Sayers put Plymouth in control early on, a lead that had stretched to eight points by half-time.

Surrey coach Creon Raftopoulos would not have been happy with his team’s performance in the first half, and whatever he said to his team at the break seemed to have the desired effect, as Scorchers came out firing in the second-half and quickly reduced Raiders lead.

It was almost a repeat of the game in Worcester for Plymouth – they squandered a first-half lead and never really came back from it.

Despite the best efforts of Neil Watson, who made a double-double of points and assists, Raiders couldn’t pick up the win and went down 85-80 at the hands of the Scorchers.

Raiders coach Gavin Love gave his honest assessment of the weekend after the game on Sunday night.

“It was a terrible weekend,” he said.

“We should’ve won the game on Friday and we should’ve today.

“Everyone can see we have players that can make simple errors, and it costs us games – it’s becoming somewhat of a problem.”

Plymouth Raiders are back at Pavilions next Sunday afternoon, where they take on Bristol Flyers in the BBL Trophy.

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