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Scorchers 87-79 Rocks

Scorchers continue to enjoy home court outings in 2018
BBL Championship
Surrey Scorchers 87 – 79 Glasgow Rocks (19-15, 46-30, 63-53)
Surrey Scorchers have climbed into the top four of the BBL Championship after beating third-placed Glasgow Rocks 87-79, moving level with their opponents on ten wins so far in the campaign.
Crucially, the win gives Surrey the head-to-head between these teams having now won four of the last five meetings, and also four of their last five league games since the turn of the year.
Leading scorers – Hicks 28, Owumi 12, Ogedengbe 11 (Scorchers); Josephs 18, Britt 16, Brown 16 (Rocks)

Turning point – After a close start, the hosts opened the second quarter with a 9-2 run as they didn’t allow their visitors a basket for nearly four minutes to take a double-digit lead when Alex Owumi hit a three-pointer and Tony Hicks scored to make it 28-18. The lead peaked at 52-32 when Hicks scored early in the third quarter, and that gave the hosts a cushion that they needed as Rocks got back to within four late on, Hicks again coming up with big plays inside the final three minutes.
Key stat – Scorchers played great defence and dominated the boards. They held Glasgow to just 38% from the field, grabbing a massive 41 defensive rebounds on those misses while allowing Glasgow just six offensive boards.
Game hero – Tony Hicks led the Scorchers once more, coming up with key late plays on his way to 28 points on 78% shooting, while also adding nine assists and five rebounds.


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