Rocks stunned by Sharks


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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