Career Night for Corey
Riders wing Corey Johnson had one of the best shooting performances of all time in the BBL on Saturday Night helping the Riders secure a 99-96 win on the road in Surrey. Johnson knocked down a staggering 10 three pointers on his way to a season high 32 points. Johnsons shooting caused the Scorchers issues all evening as he hit big shot after big shot in a performance that puts him in a list of only 5 players to net 10 of more threes in the last decade.
Spencer Stepped Up
Due to injury Riders starting Point Guard Kyron Cartwright has been playing limited minutes in recent weeks which has provided an opportunity for Jordan Spencer to quickly get integrated in with his new teammates. Spencer ran the show well in Cartwright’s absence against Surrey finishing with a stat line of 6 points, 1 rebound and a game high 11 assists. Spencer’s ability to run the team was critical down the stretch as the Riders closed out the game, Jordan also knock down the final two free throws of the game which put the game out of the Scorchers reach.
Riders showed guts down the stretch
Arguably the most impressive aspect of the Riders performance on Saturday night was the ability they showed to execute down the stretch. The Riders were always in the game however the difference between the two teams was the Riders execution in the final few minutes. The Riders had the ball in their hands with 29 seconds left down 1, Jordan Spencer managed to create some space for a catch and shoot 2 for Namon Wright which he nailed to put the Riders up by 1. The Riders then forced a Scorchers turnover before they were forced to foul Jordan Spencer who knocked both down to make it 3 wins on the bounce for the Riders.
The Riders return to action as they take on the Newcastle Eagles the Friday, CLICK HERE for tickets!