Rocks fend off Wolves

Rocks fend off Wolves

Glasgow Rocks 88 (27, 45, 68) (Davis 17, Wedemire 15, Fantazia 12, Robinson 12)
Worcester Wolves 69 (22, 45, 58) (Owumi 28, Masiulis 13, Ocitti 10)

The Rocks beat Worcester Wolves 88-69 to strengthen their hold on third spot in the BBL Championship table. They outscored Wolves 43-24 in the second half and 17-3 in the closing 7 minutes after a close first half finished level.

Player-coach Sterling Davis led the Rocks scorers with 17 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, supported by Andrew Wedemire’s 15 points and 7 rebounds. Wolves’ Alex Owumi scored 28 points to lead all scorers in addition to 9 rebounds. Stan Ocitti ended with 10 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.

Rocks started the game well, missing just one of their first ten shots as they ran out into a 21-8 lead after Jamie Vanderbeken’s 3-point shot.

Wolves however forced their way back into the game, with Alex Owumi scoring 13 points, including 3 3-pointers in an 18-2 run that put them in front at 33-29 early in the second quarter.

Wolves couldn’t extend that lead out any further and as the Rock re-found the shot and EJ Harrison put them back in front 41-40, scoring off a Vanderbeken assist before the teams went into half-time with the score level at 45-45.

Sterling Davis scored 5 of the Rocks’ points as they started the third period with a 7-0 run to go ahead 52-45. Rocks would also close out the period with a 7-0 run, this one putting them ahead 68-58.

Wolves started the final stanza with Owumi scoring 6 points in an 8-3 mini-break to bring themselves back into the game, halving the Rocks lead down to 71-66 with 7:13 to play.

However, Wolves would only score 3 points against the Rocks defence in the rest of the quarter, all of them coming from the freethrow line. On the defensive end, Andrew Wedmire scored 9 of the Rocks’ 17 points. That 17-3 run left the Rocks the victors, 88-69.

After the victory, Rocks are now 3rd in the BBL Championship table with a 20-11 record and need just a single victory from their remaining two games against Newcastle Eagles and Mersey Tigers to seal 3rd spot.

Check out what Sterling had to say after the game, thanks to Callum Carson:

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