Scorchers returned home to take on Glasgow Rocks for the first time this season. Both teams took a beating in last night’s BBL action as Scorchers fell to Bristol Flyers whilst the Rocks were blown out by Leicester Riders.
Legend Robertin joined the list of players out injured as he took an elbow to the eye in last night’s game. Stitched up he would accompany Stanley Davis Jr and Lamar Hamrick on the side lines for what ended up being a Glasgow Rocks Dominating performance.
Scorchers started the game strong as captain Tayo and Dang-Adoko knock down a pair of three pointers from the same corner. McLemore continued form from Bristol scoring in a multitude of ways inside and out.
However, the issue for Scorchers was on the defensive end as the rocks went on a 9-point run towards the end of the 1st quarter led by Hillman with 12 of the teams 35 points posted.
The rocks had no mercy in the 2nd quarter as they came out ready to put a stamp on the game as Harris throws down a pair of dunks to extend the lead out to 20 points in short succession.
Off the bench Caylin Raftopoulos trying to get the team going knocking down a deep 3 and hunting the paint to find Tayo in his favourite corner spot.
A positive for the Scorcher saw young Scorchers academy Ryan Gannicleft enter the game and get his first BBL points on a cut to the basket in the half court gaining some experience with the pros.
The difference between the teams could be seen in shot selection as the Rocks racked up 26 points scored In the paint to Scorchers 8.
In the 2nd half Scorchers tried to chip away at the deficit but Glasgow answered each time. The away side upped the tempo and seized the advantage of tired legs and a short bench rotation.
An outstanding performance from Hillsman as he knocked down his 7th 3-pointer on 8 attempts and would go on to finish the night with 33 points.
With Glasgow running and gunning the Scorchers were playing for pride. Starting forward Saiquan Jamison embodied that for the team leaving everything he had on the court. He would finish with a new season high of 19 points and 14 rebounds.
The Scorchers left looking deflated as the final buzzer would go with a final score 81 – 122 to Glasgow.