Magnificent 7 for Rocks

Magnificent 7 for Rocks

Durham Wildcats 73 (18,38,57) (Keister 23, Baldarelli 19, Bucci 11)
Glasgow Rocks 99 (27,52,74) (Davis 30, Robinson 17, Harrison 15)

The Rocks made it 7 BBL Championship victories in a row, with a dominant display at Durham Wildcats.

The hosts were left reeling and unable to recover from their pedestrian paced start to the game, which was in stark contrast to the visitors who raced out of the blocks and into a quick-fire 18-7 lead.

It was Rocks’ player-coach Sterling Davis who handed his team an early double-digit lead and he would have a huge influence on the contest, eventually finishing with a game-high 30 points, to take his team back into third spot in the standings.

Durham left their defence in the locker room during the first ten minutes and it proved costly as they gave up 27 points during the opening quarter to trail by nine heading into the second.

Already on the back foot, things worsened for Durham as Mike Ringgold put Rocks 40-18 to the good shortly before half-time, although Wildcats did manage to reduce the gap to 14 at the interval after a late flourish.

But, when the teams stepped back onto the floor, it was a familiar story.

Durham were unable to continue their momentum and consequently made little if any impression on the scoreline.

They still trailed 74-57 going into the last quarter and the Rocks subsequently cruised to victory with Donald Robinson slamming down a dunk in what was a fitting finale to the game for the winning team.

He had 17 points and eight assists in a nice cameo behind the headline display of Davis.

The loss was however tough on Andrew Keister who had a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds for the home side, whilst Ralph Bucci also impressed for Wildcats with 11 points and 12 assists.

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