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March 28, 2021 by Ben Lang

Glasgow Rocks 83 Surrey Scorchers 99

Scorchers complete the season sweep against Glasgow Rocks with an emphatic 16-point victory at the Emirates Arena.


Tony Hicks led the way with 31 points and seven assists for Creon Raftopoulos’ side, as he also surpassed 1,000 BBL points.


Lacey James also set a new career high with 19 points, while Tayo Ogedengbe marked up an impressive double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.


Scorchers started the game strongly as Tony Hicks set the tone with some assertive offence.


Glasgow looked to take advantage of the lack of size for Surrey, with Emondre Rickman ruled out with injury, as Ronald Delph started strongly for the home side.


Surrey led by four points at the end of the opening quarter.


Glasgow rallied back in the second period as Player/Coach Gareth Murray and Johnny Bunyan showed their experience to lead the way for the Rocks, leading by two points at the half-time interval.


Scorchers re-gained their composure in the second half as Hicks and Lacey James continued to lead the way, re-gaining their lead.


Connor Cashaw continued his impressive return from injury, as he forced multiple turnovers and grabbed offensive rebounds that were converted at the second attempt.


Scorchers led by five points heading into the final quarter.


Evan Walshe stepped up in the final period with back-to-back finishes at the rim to increase Surrey’s advantage.


Baskets from Hicks and Mclemore piled on the pressure on the home team, who were unable to find a response.


Scorchers won the final quarter by eleven points, picking up a 99-83 win and securing a 3-0 season series victory against Glasgow Rocks.


Surrey are back in action on Wednesday as we travel to the London Lions at the Copper Box.





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