Rocks thrash Surrey

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Glasgow Rocks 100 (34,53,81) (Marks 20, Northern 18, Urli 17)
Surrey United 63 (22,36,50) (Dusha 15, Tamayo 15, Sijanas 9)

The Rocks were the last team to start the 2013-14 BBL season, but they did so in style, recording a 37-point victory against Surrey United in front of the home crowd in Emirates Arena.

Spurred on by a 34-point outburst in the first quarter, the Glasgow club made easy work of the visitors from Surrey, taking an easy 100-63 victory.

The hosts established an early double-digit lead after Marks scored 10 of his 20 points in the first five minutes of the game, which resulted in an early 14-3 run and put Rocks well clear of their opponents.

Despite scoring 22 points in the first quarter, United could not find any solutions to Rocks’ inside production and were trailing by 14 points after the first 10 minutes of play.

The home side scored 62 points in the paint, converting field goals at a magnificent 56% rate, while Surrey only made 36% of their shots from the field.

Chez Marks had a game-high 20 points and also added six rebounds for Rocks, Daniel Northern scored 18 points, while Fran Urli added 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Elvisi Dusha was the key player for Surrey with 15 points, seven assists and five rebounds, as his teammate Andy Tomayo also finished with 15 points.

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