30th Dec Rocks 2

30 Dec 2016: Rocks 84-85 Phoenix

Phoenix stun Rocks in front of BBC cameras.

BBL Championship, OT

Glasgow Rocks 84 (16,37,55,74) (Murray 22, Lescault 18, Elechi/Thomson 10)

Cheshire Phoenix 85 (12,34,54,74) (Eaves 23, Adekoya/Briggs 14)

Cheshire Phoenix came out on top in an overtime thriller after beating Glasgow Rocks 84-85 in front of the BBC Sport cameras.

The visitors had a six-man rotation and had Mike Burton in charge for the game as they prevailed in the extra period for their fourth win of the season.

Frank Eaves led the way with 23 points in over 40 minutes of action as the Nix line-up logged heavy minutes in the absence of Josh Wilcher.

Glasgow led by as many as 10 points in the contest, but lose ground on the top two teams with their third loss of the league campaign.

The Rocks edged a low-scoring opening period and their advantage was cut to three points at the half-time break. Cheshire went on a 9-0 run in the third to take the lead, but Hayden Lescault pushed the home side back ahead going into the final period.

A close final quarter ensued with the lead trading back and forth and with no score in the last two minutes, the game went to overtime.

Glasgow started with a 5-0 run but the visitors went on a 10-0 run to complete an impressive victory.

Gareth Murray netted 22 points and added 10 rebounds for the Rocks with fellow GB international Kieron Achara limited to just 10 minutes.

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