Rocks stunned by Sharks

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BBL Championship

Glasgow Rocks 65 (20,39,54) (Johnson 21, Murray 17, Northern 11)
One Health Sharks Sheffield 67 (18,28,45) (Holmes 16, Tuck 15, Lewis 11)

One Health Sharks Sheffield overcame a 17 point fourth quarter deficit to beat Glasgow Rocks 67-65 north of the border.

Trailing 62-45 with just under eight minutes to play the Sharks allowed Glasgow to score just three more points as Olu Babalola levelled the game at 64-64 and Nick Lewis edged Sheffield ahead for good from the line.

BJ Holmes led Sharks scoring with 16 while Rocks’ Chris Johnson had 21 in a defeat that leaves Rocks fighting for their play-off lives next week.

Earlier, after a 6-0 start, Sharks held a five point lead several times in the opening stages – the last time being 14-9. But it was the Rocks who led at the end of the first quarter as Chris Johnson’s three made it 20-18.

Rocks held the Sharks scoreless for over six minutes in the second quarter as Sterling Davis’ team built a 31-20 lead with an 11-0 burst.

Jeremie Simmons broke the drought for Sheffield with a three but Glasgow moved out to 39-24 with an 8-0 run on the way to holding a 39-28 half time advantage.

Sharks reduced the deficit to 49-45 but a 5-0 Rocks run capped by a Johnson three gave Glasgow a 54-45 lead with ten minutes to play.

That margin was extended to 62-45 on Alex Marcotullio’s triple before Sheffield’s fightback began.

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