Rocks dominate Wildcats

Rocks dominate Wildcats

Glasgow Rocks 88 (21, 40, 65) (Wedemire 17, Vanderbeken 16, Robinson 13)
Durham Wildcats 66 (19, 32, 45) (Bucci 16, Baldarelli 16, Keister 13)

A blistering start to the second half by the hometown Rocks helped to blow Durham Wildcats out of the water 88-66 at the Emirates Arena, as the Scottish club put a further dent in the play-off ambitions of the visitors from the north-east.

Just a few weeks after inflicting a loss on Wildcats, the Rocks were at it again as they consolidated third place in the standings.

Both clubs continued a common theme on this particular day of BBL action, with a very tight opening ten minutes, the Rocks just sneaking into a 21-19 advantage.

They did however increase their lead by the break after holding Durham scoreless for the last five minutes of the half.

Ralph Bucci drained a three-pointer for the visitors to make it a one-shot game at 35-32, but it was to be their last score until the second half as Rocks went 40-32 ahead.

In fact, the hosts would complete a devastating 24-2 run either side of the interval after a scorching 19-2 start to the third quarter, a spell which destroyed any chance Durham ever had of taking victory.

It was little more than a stroll for Rocks after this, as Wildcats continued to fight but knew the damage had already been done.

Andy Wedemire’s 17 led the Rocks, who had all 10 players on the scoresheet and five players make double-digits. Jamie Vanderbeken made four triples, although Gareth Murray was also on fire from long-range sinking all three of his attempts from distance.

Mike Baldarelli had a creditable double-double of 16 points and 10 assists in defeat.

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