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Billy Singleton & Justin Phoenix
Scottish Rocks Billy Singleton will face the Brighton Bears in the BBL Chmapionship Final following his side's 76-74 victory over Sheffield Sharks on Saturday
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BBL Match Report & Stats

Sheffield Sharks 74 Scottish Rocks 76
Saturday 3 May 2003 (The NIA, Birmingham)
BBL Championship Play-off Semi-Final

Westfield Sharks Sheffield 74 (27, 40, 59)
Stewart 20, Williams 13, Payne 11

Scottish Phoenix Mitsubishi Rocks 76 (20, 31, 55)
Myers 27, Huntley 17, Berry 11

Scottish Phoenix Mitsubishi Rocks pulled off another huge victory against BBL Championship winners Westfield Sharks Sheffield 76-74 to reach Sunday's play-off final at the National Indoor Arena.

A tight opening quarter saw the Sharks edge the Rocks 16-10 early on off the back of a 12-2 run midway through the first quarter and they ultimately led 27-20 at the end of the period.

Sharks came out strong in the second quarter scoring nine of the opening 13 points to lead 36-24, but the Rocks hit back to cut the deficit to nine points at 40-31 going into the second half.

The Rocks came out in the second half hitting ten of the opening fourteen points in the third quarter, but Sheffield kept themselves in front leading by four points at 59-55 going into the final stanza.

The Rocks opened the final period with a 7-1 run to take a one point lead at 62-61.

Both sides traded baskets, and with 1:34 remaining, Ted Berry hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 74-74. Both sides had chances to win the game, before Berry drove to the basket, and hit the soft-jumper with 1.8 seconds left to give the Rocks the victory.

Shawn Myers led all scorers with 27 points for the victors, while Lynard Stewart led the Sharks scoring with 20.
Source: BBL

Billy Singleton & Justin Phoenix
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