Rocks close in on lions

Glasgow Rocks - Cheshire Phoenix, BBL Champhionship
Glasgow Rocks - Cheshire Phoenix, BBL Champhionship

Southsiders, Paul Egwuonwu and Danny Huffor, put in double figure points for Glasgow Rocks pro basketball team, contributing to the team’s trouncing of the London Lions 82-65 at the weekend.

Hosting the game at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, the pair scored 14 apiece in a team effort to gain ground on the fifth-placed London Lions in the BBL Championship standings.

Glasgow Rocks - Worcester Wolves, BBL Championship

Glasgow Rocks - Worcester Wolves, BBL Championship

The Glasgow pro club is now only a single game behind Lions in the win column with a game in hand.

It was Lions, who made the first move in the game, breaking away to a 17-7 lead midway through the opening quarter. However, Rocks kept the situation under control and went on a 12-2 run to finish the period, tying the game at 19-all.

Having nudged ahead by a pair at the halftime break, the Rocks took over the reigns after the interval, leading by nine points in the third period, before increasing the gap to double digits in the final frame.

Lions found themselves in a slump to start the fourth quarter, scoring only two points in a stretch of seven minutes. Rocks made the most of this opportunity and iced the game, pushing the margin to 15 points to seal the win.