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Results: Sunday 04 December 2016

Glasgow Rocks became the first team to book their spot in the BBL Cup Final after overcoming the challenge of Surrey Scorchers in Sunday’s second leg.

BBL Cup, SF 2nd Leg
Glasgow Rocks 87 (20,45,73) (Watson 18, Achara/Thomas 13)
Surrey Scorchers 73 (24,42,63) (Rollins 22, Ogedengbe 14, Taylor 12)

(Rocks win 168-152 on aggregate)

Glasgow Rocks booked their place in the BBL Cup Final after beating Surrey Scorchers 87-73 on Sunday for an overall 16-point victory.

Sterling Davis’ side have now won 12 straight games in all competitions as they make a return to the Cup Final having last participated in 2015.

Neil Watson led the way with 18 points and 10 assists, while Kieron Achara amassed 17 rebounds to go with 13 points with five other players reaching double figures in the win.

The Rocks made a strong start in front of their home fans with a Watson triple making it 14-4 on the night. However, the Scorchers rallied and went ahead by four by the end of the first to lead the tie on aggregate.

The visitors were still up by four with two minutes to go in the half before Glasgow scored the final seven points to lead 45-42 at the break. The Rocks pulled away in the third with a 15-4 surge.

Surrey cut the gap to 10 having trailed by as many as 17, but had a mountain to climb in the final period, which proved to be a tight, low-scoring quarter which enabled Glasgow to secure their place in the Final.

Glasgow will face either London Lions or Esh Group Eagles Newcastle in the BBL Cup Final at the Barclaycard Arena in January.

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  PL W L Pts
1 Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 14 12 2 24
2 Leicester Riders 11 10 1 20
3 Glasgow Rocks 10 9 1 18
4 London Lions 10 8 2 16
5 DBL Sharks Sheffield 13 7 6 14
6 Plymouth University Raiders 11 6 5 12
7 Worcester Wolves 13 5 8 10
8 Surrey Scorchers 15 4 11 8
9 Leeds Force 10 3 7 6
10 Manchester Giants 11 3 8 6
11 Cheshire Phoenix 10 2 8 4
12 Bristol Flyers 12 1 11 2