Scorchers returned to winning ways in the BBL Championship with an outstanding win against the Glasgow Rocks at Surrey Sports Park.
Creon Raftopoulos’ side took control of the contest in the second quarter and never looked back as they pulled away to win 81-60 against Gareth Murray’s young Scottish side.
Ryan Richards led the scoring with 13 points, while Cameron Hildreth, Emondre Rickman and Martelle McLemore added 12 points each.
It was a scrappy opening quarter as both sides struggled to get the ball in the basket.
North Carolina Alum Christian Keeling started strongly for the Rocks, while Richards continued his good form to give Surrey a one-point lead after ten minutes.
A defensive masterclass from Surrey changed the game completely as they held Glasgow to just ten points in the second quarter.
Connor Cashaw and Cameron Hildreth pushed the tempo for Surrey as they took a double-digit lead into the half-time interval.
Surrey extended their lead further after the break as Tayo Ogedengbe and Richards continued to extend the lead.
Gareth Murray’s side continued their offensive struggles, with Keeling carrying the visitors with his scoring.
Surrey headed into the fourth quarter with a comfortable 22-point lead.
Cameron Hildreth took over in the fourth quarter with back-to-back dunks, sending the bench into a frenzy.
With the clock ticking down, University of Surrey student Mayo Adeyeye scored his first professional points to end a perfect night for the Scorchers.
Surrey took the win 81-60, and will take some much-needed momentum into the BBL Trophy Semi-Final against Plymouth Raiders.