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BBL – Results: Saturday 12 March 2016

Screen Shot 2016-03-12 at 22.06.17Kieran Achara posted a monstrous double-double of 30 points and 11 rebounds to see Glasgow Rocks beat Bristol Flyers 75-67 and maintain their good form in the BBL Championship.

BBL Championship
Bristol Flyers 67 (6,23,52) (McFarland 23, Edozie 19, Seilund 11)
Glasgow Rocks 75 (10,36,57) (Achara 30, Hall 12, Gillis 8)
A dominant performance from Kieran Achara ensured that Glasgow Rocks remain one of the form teams in the BBL Championship, as they beat Bristol Flyers 75-67 in the south west to close the gap on the league’s top four.
Achara posted a double-double of 30 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks to see the Rocks make it five wins in six, and seven straight wins against the Flyers in all competitions.
And the tone was set early on in this game as Flyers – who had scored only 58 in each of two previous meetings with the Rocks – failed to register in the opening six minutes. It was a scrappy start, as the teams scored only two of the opening 18 shots, and it was only an Achara three-pointer that got the Rocks through double-figures after ten minutes, at 10-6.
Achara had 10 of his team’s first 19 points, and they used a run of nine unanswered just before the half time break to push their lead through double-digits on Will Hall’s ‘and-one’ play, before Achara tipped in on the buzzer for 36-23.
It looked a long way back for the hosts when Achara opened the third period with a pair of triples. But the response came through Daniel Edozie, as he scored seven in a row in a 9-0 burst, and Flyers scored the last six points of the third from the free-throw line to narrow the gap to 57-52.
They were back within one shot when Edozie dunked to open the decisive fourth period. But they could not quite get all the way back, as Warren Gillis scored six points in the fourth for the Rocks, and Achara was there again with a pair of free-throws. Achara scored twice more inside the last minute to keep the hosts at bay, and make it highly likely that he’ll feature once more in the BBL Team of the Week.

P   PL W L Pts
1 Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 25 23 2 46
2 Leicester Riders 20 18 2 36
3 Worcester Wolves 27 17 10 34
4 Sheffield Sharks 25 15 10 30
5 Glasgow Rocks 25 14 11 28
6 London Lions 23 11 12 22
7 Cheshire Phoenix 25 11 14 22
8 Plymouth University Raiders 25 10 15 20
9 Leeds Force 25 9 16 18
10 Bristol Flyers 23 7 16 14
11 Surrey Scorchers 24 6 18 12
12 Manchester Giants 27 6 21 12

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