Plymouth City Patriots 115-105 Glen Luss Glasgow Rocks (32-16, 53-50, 83-69)
(Patriots – Hassan 31, Williams 24, Simons 24; Rocks – Malcolm 25, Johnson 24, Harris 17)
Surrey Scorchers 73-86 Bristol Flyers (13-24, 31-43, 52-63)
(Scorchers – Mclemore 17, Dang Akodo 14, Ogedengbe 13; Flyers – Evans 20, Delpeche 19, Jacob 12)
The race for the Playoffs is heating up and displaying no indicators of slowing down as Plymouth City Patriots picked up an enormous win towards fellow Playoff hopefuls Glasgow Rocks, while Bristol Flyers overcame Surrey Scorchers in a hard-fought encounter.
It was a story of two quarters for the primary half at Plymouth Pavilions, because the Patriots set the tone early for a free-flowing sport as they amassed 32 first quarter factors earlier than an 11-2 Rocks run closed the hole by the break.
Plymouth once more began the brighter of the 2 sides after the restart and had constructed a 14-point lead going into the ultimate 10 minutes. The introduction of Fraser Malcolm off the bench helped hold the Rocks in it as he posted 25 factors in a superb efficiency. However, the Patriots offence was scorching all evening, led by the mightily spectacular Antonio Williams and a dominant efficiency from Rashad Hassan.
Williams completed the ballgame with 24 factors and 13 assists while Hassan erupted for 31 factors as he racked up seven boards within the course of.
The win noticed the Patriots transfer as much as meet the Rocks on 22 factors within the Championship standings, and the pair can be joined by Bristol Flyers if they might see off the Scorchers at Surrey Sports Park.
They made the perfect begin as they held the Scorchers to solely 13 first quarter factors as they took a sizeable lead into the break, dominating on the within as they out-rebounded Surrey 29-16 within the first half.
Bristol continued to show the screw on the Scorchers and led by as many as 19 factors, because the Flyers, Rocks and Patriots now discover themselves six factors away from Newcastle Eagles, who will likely be vying for that remaining Playoff place.
Marcus Evans posted 20 factors and 9 assists for the Flyers as Malcolm Delpeche racked up a double-double of 19 factors and 11 rebounds.