21 Apr 2019: Scorchers 72-84 Rocks

Rocks book Play-Offs spot.

BBL Championship
Surrey Scorchers 72-84 Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks (19-21, 41-36, 57-68)

Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks booked their ticket to the benecos BBL Play-Offs after overturning a half-time deficit to beat Surrey Scorchers on the road.

Vincent Lavandier’s side become the fifth team to qualify as they join London City Royals on 17-14, while the Scorchers still need a win to avoid a bottom-place finish with their record now at 5-26.

Leading scorers – Quincy Taylor 17, Willie Atwood 13, Mo Williams 10 (Scorchers) – Bo Zeigler 18, Kieron Achara 14, Gareth Murray/Greg Pryor/Tadas Rinkunas/Ali Fraser 11 (Rocks)

Turning point – Surrey produced a strong second period to take a five-point lead into the break, but the Rocks came out strong in the third and doubled up their opponents 32-16 to establish a double-digit advantage.

Key stat – The Rocks had plenty of success from 2-point range with 62% shooting. Both sides took 66 shots in the contest and the Rocks made six more.

Game hero(es) – Zeigler posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds and Glasgow’s depth shone with five other players in double figures with Achara also completing a double-double with 10 boards to go with 14 points.

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