Rocks enjoy a good Knight

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Birmingham Knights 60 (21,36,52) (Benson 22, Gayle 12, Gayle 9)
Glasgow Rocks 88 (17,40,65) (Harrison 17, Murray 16, Urli 15)

EJ Harrison scored 17 points and Gareth Murray added 16, as Glasgow Rocks blew away Birmingham Knights 88-60 after a terrific second-half performance.

There were six lead changes in the first seven minutes, as teams exchanged baskets in the early going. Knights broke the deadlock at 14-14 with a 7-0 run, with the hosts finishing the first quarter strong.

However, the home fans in Birmingham were not allowed to enjoy the lead for long, as Fran Urli capped off an 11-2 stretch with a bucket to give Rocks a 33-30 advantage.

Having finished the first half up 40-36, the visitors from Glasgow took over the command of the game completely in the third and fourth quarters.

Six points separated the sides halfway through the third period, but Gareth Murray’s slam dunk set off an 11-3 run to increase the gap to 62-48.

Rocks allowed the hosts to score only eight points in the final period and cruised to an easy win.

Fran Urli was a key contributor off the bench, scoring 15 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and dishing out 5 assists.

For the losing side, Brent Benson finished the evening with a game-high 22 points and added eight boards and six assists, with Michael Gayle chipping in with 12 points.

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