Glen Luss Glasgow Rocks 100-99 Manchester Giants (20-22, 51-53, 77-82)
(Rocks – Johnson 25, Harris 20, Murray 18; Giants – Mcknight 19, Armstrong 17, Ulph 14)
Cheshire Phoenix 113-66 Surrey Scorchers (28-17, 57-36, 88-48)
(Phoenix – Wright 23, Bradley 22, Dickerson 21; Scorchers – Ringer 12, Dang Akodo 11, Ogedengbe 6)
Glen Luss Glasgow Rocks beat Manchester Giants within the dying seconds and Cheshire Phoenix breezed previous Surrey Scorchers in an enthralling Sunday night of BBL Championship motion.
The night’s earlier tip-off noticed Manchester Giants journey north to Glasgow Rocks as second place took on ninth place. The two sides may barely be separated early on with Giants holding a slim two-point, 22-20 lead after the primary quarter.
This theme continued into the second with each groups scoring 31 factors apiece to go away Giants 53-51 forward on the break. Giants outscored Rocks 29-26 within the third to increase their result in 5 factors going into the final.
The recreation, nevertheless, was nonetheless up for grabs and Rocks obtained their likelihood within the dying seconds. Two Gareth Murray free throws had been sufficient to safe Rocks eighth win of the season by the tightest of margins.
Jordan Johnson starred for Rocks as he completed with a double-double efficiency of 25 factors and 12 rebounds. Tyrik Armstrong has a double-double of his personal for Giants, contributing 17 factors and 12 assists.
Cheshire Phoenix obtained out of the blocks rapidly in opposition to Surrey Scorchers within the evenings later tip-off. The dwelling aspect scored 28 factors and restricted Scorchers to 17 to carry a wholesome 11-point benefit after the primary quarter.
Phoenix added 29 factors within the second and 31 within the third to steer Scorchers by 40 factors going to the final with the sport out of sight for the away aspect. They performed out the sport comfortably within the final to safe the 113-66 win in a one-sided affair.
Namon Wright scored a game-high 23 factors for Phoenix whereas Larry Austin additionally impressed for the house aspect with 20 factors, eight rebounds and 5 assists.