06 Jan 2019: Rocks 101-96 Phoenix (OT)

Rocks close gap in overtime drama.

BBL Championship
Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks 101-96 Cheshire Phoenix (38-28, 56-54, 75-69, 87-87)

After overtime

Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks closed the gap on the top eight after outlasting Cheshire Phoenix in overtime for the home win.

The Rocks are now at 5-9 in the league with Cheshire dropping to 6-8 as they fall out of the Play-Off places.

Leading scorers – Ali Fraser 22, Kenny Carpenter 21, Gareth Murray 17 (Rocks) – CJ Gettys 21, Momcilo Latinovic/Jalen Hayes 17 (Phoenix)

Turning point – Rocks came out firing with 38 points in the first 10 minutes, but were gradually pegged back by the visitors and needed a late tip-in from Carpenter to force the extra period and Murray hit a big three to give Glasgow control.

Key stat – Glasgow were clinical inside the arc, shooting at nearly 60% with almost half of their points coming in the paint.

Game hero(es) – Fraser led the way with 22 points and 13 rebounds with Carpenter also posting a double-double of 21 points and 11 boards including the crucial offensive outback late in regulation.

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