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Shawn Myers, Phil Perre & Neil Wilkinson
Scottish Rocks Shawn Myers and Phil Perre question the call during their 88-83 BBL Championship Final victory over Brighton Bears on Sunday
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BBL Match Report & Stats

Scottish Rocks 83 Brighton Bears 76
Sunday 4 May 2003 (The NIA, Birmingham)
BBL Championship Play-off Final

Scottish Phoenix Mitsubishi Rocks 83 (18, 46, 66)
Myers 26, Sheckles 14, Huntley/Singleton 13

Brighton Bears 76 (23, 48, 68)
Davis 18, Blalock 17, Alderson 12

Scottish Phoenix Mitsubishi Rocks secured their first ever BBL Championship play-off title thanks to an 83-76 victory over the Brighton Bears at the National Indoor Arena on Sunday evening.

This victory capped off an amazing post-season for the Rocks, in which they had to defeat the top three sides in the BBL Championship to end up victorious.

In a thrilling game, it was Brighton that came out of the blocks the quickest with a 11-4 tear to open the game, and they maintained the lead throughout the opening period.

The Rocks stormed back scoring 14 of the first 19 points of the second quarter to take a 32-28 lead, but Brighton closed the half out with an 8-4 run, including a Rico Alderson bucket on the buzzer to lead 48-46.

The third quarter saw both sides trading baskets, with the Bears attempting to extend their lead, but the Rocks pegged them back, and a Ted Berry three-pointer on the buzzer saw the Bears hold a slender two-point advantage at 68-66 going into the final stanza.

The final period saw the Rocks break the game open with a 12-4 burst to take the score out to 78-72, and the Rocks kept their cool to secure the victory from the foul line.

Attaining their first play-off title ever, Rocks were significantly aided by Shawn Myers, who won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award with 26 points and 11 rebounds, while Sterling Davis led the Bears' scoring with 18 points.

Rocks' Head Coach Kevin Wall commented, "We are thrilled to have won this. I thought all along that we were somewhat fortunate to do it, but I'm tickled that we have. It's fantastic for the franchise and it's a great way to finish off, but I won't be changing my mind about retiring."
Source: BBL

BBL Post-Game Press Conference
 Kevin Wall (Rocks) & Nick Nurse (Bears): Click Here

Shawn Myers  Shawn Myers, Phil Perre and Neil Wilkinson  Phil Perre & Ralph Blalock

Shawn Myers  Ted Berry

Ted Berry & Shawn Myers  Scottish Rocks
BBL Championship Play-off Final Gallery
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