Glen Luss Glasgow Rocks 83-75 London Lions (30-16, 44-34, 59-49)
(Rocks – J. Johnson 29, Harris 23, Hillsman 15; Lions – Robinson 17, Washburn 17, Reese 13)
Manchester Giants 85-67 Surrey Scorchers (31-15, 44-27, 60-44)
(Giants – Artison 17, Anderson 14, Clark 11; Scorchers – Thomas 20, Ogedengbe 16, Mclemore 15)
Cheshire Phoenix 71-76 B. Braun Sheffield Sharks (17-15, 35-39, 56-62)
(Phoenix – Wright 17, Okereafor 15, Bradley 15; Sharks – Nichols 22, Johnson 16, Glasgow Jr 13)
Glasgow Rocks made it six wins on the bounce with a formidable residence victory over London Lions on Sunday, in an action-packed afternoon that additionally noticed huge wins for Manchester Giants and Sheffield Sharks.
The win sees the Rocks strengthen their Playoff case even additional, because the Giants and Sharks saved their locations within the high three of the Championship.
The day’s motion tipped off on the Emirates Arena with the Lions trying to make up for Wednesday’s loss to Bristol Flyers, nonetheless a blistering Rocks begin was capped by a 12-0 run late within the first interval to heap the stress on the Lions.
London made a tighter recreation of it within the later phases and reduce the Glasgow result in as small as two factors with simply over 5 minutes to go within the ultimate quarter. Glasgow would maintain on for an enormous victory, led by a massively spectacular efficiency from Jordan Johnson.
Johnson posted a game-high 29 factors as Jaycee Hillsman posted a double-double of 15 factors and 10 rebounds for Glasgow.
London might have leapfrogged Manchester within the standings with a win over the Rocks and a Surrey Scorchers win over the Giants, nonetheless Manchester ensured they’d finish the weekend 4 factors away from London with a dominant efficiency over the Scorchers.
The Giants outscored the Scorchers 31-15 within the first quarter which set the tone for the early phases of the match, with Manchester main by as a lot as 23 factors in the course of the ballgame.
Surrey improved as the sport went on and made it a way more aggressive affair after the break, nonetheless Manchester’s unbelievable begin ensured the injury had been carried out and the sport was over as a contest.
Geno Artison led the Giants with 17 factors as Jamell Anderson was a rebound shy of a double-double, racking up 14 factors and 9 rebounds.
The day’s ultimate recreation was a thriller, as Sheffield Sharks held off a late Cheshire Phoenix cost to make it a four-point weekend. A backwards and forwards tie for 40 minutes, Sheffield simply edged a decent first half with a 7-0 run late within the second interval.
The Sharks shared the ball extraordinarily nicely all through the ballgame, and outscored the Phoenix 21-12 on assists as Rodney Glasgow Jr led the best way with 9 private as Sheffield clinched an enormous win.
Kipper Nichols was extraordinarily environment friendly for the Sharks on Sunday, posting 22 factors on 10-13 taking pictures, with Glasgow Jr including 13 factors of his personal.