Westfield Sharks Sheffield 74 (27, 40, 59)
Stewart 20, Williams 13, Payne 11
Scottish Phoenix Mitsubishi Rocks 76 (20, 31,
Myers 27, Huntley 17, Berry 11
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
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.
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