Achara misses out on win on Rocks Debut - Oct 9, 2012
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Standard Life GB player, Kieron Achara (208-F/C-83, agency: Two Points, college: Duquesne) made his Rocks debut at the weekend but the Newcastle Eagles made sure the Glasgow side didn't get a win at their new home, the Emirates Stadium.
Despite posting 18 points for the Glasgow Rocks, Achara's tally wasn't enough to give his side the win as the Eagles defeated them 106-84.
It was by far the best basketball played by Fab Flournoy and his players so far this season, and made even more satisfying since the momentum was with the hosts for a large chunk of the game.
With the tip-off delayed in order to let a big debut crowd take their seats, the Rocks got off to a flying start, helped by the loan deal they recently penned with Achara.
The Rocks' forward made his mark early with a couple of big blocks which fuelled the sense of anticipation and energy from the hometown favourites and their supporters who revelled in the proceedings as they moved 38-25 ahead.
It looked like the force was going to be very much with the Rocks, but discounting the Eagles is never an option as history suggests. Having worked their way back into the contest to claw back the deficit, the away team exploded offensively during the final quarter in quite spectacular fashion.
Having managed to edge ahead 67-66 at the end of the third period, the visitors hit a purple patch of extraordinary intensity and it allowed them to amass an eye-popping 40 points in the final quarter and stroll to victory.
Courtesy of: http://www.gbbasketball.com
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