Kevin Wall ensured a fairytale ending to his British Basketball
League career when his Scottish Rocks completed a remarkable victory over Brighton Bears to claim the BBL Play-off Championship.
Ted Berry led the Rocks to victory
Wall had decided before the end-of-season play-offs to return to his family in Texas but his Rocks side made sure he finished with a winners medal.
The Rocks beat the top three seeds - including defending
champions Chester in the quarter-finals and League winners Sheffield in the semis en route to the hard-earned 83-76 victory over Brighton.
Rocks' forward Shaun Myers got the first score of the afternoon, but Brighton soon moved into a decent lead, chalking up seven unanswered points at 11-4 with centre Wilbur Johnson finding his range early on.
Yet some cool shooting from the free-throw line, coupled with a double three-pointer from guard Ryan Huntley kept the Glasgow
side in touch at the end of the first quarter, trailing just 23-18.
The Rocks went on a 10-0 blitz to surge ahead 32-28, but Brighton surged back to edge the first half 48-46.
There was little to chose between the two sides in the third, and five unanswered points towards the end of the quarter cut the deficit to 63-61.
Rocks' skipper Ted Berry hit what proved to be a huge three-pointer to pull the ball game back to 68-66 going into the final 10
minutes, and the Rocks were up by two at 72-70 when Myers completed a steal to catch some air before slam-dunking the ball into the net .
Brighton brought the score back to 78-76 as the match moved
into the final minute, but that was as close as Nick Nurse's men came and the Rocks closed out the most unlikely of triumphs, with Myers bagging a game-high 26 points.
The triumph is a phenomenal achievement for the Rocks who had reached the final for the first time in their history and was the first success for a Scottish team since 1989.
It was also finals day in the National Basketball League.
In the men's conference final, Teesside Mohawks overcame Reading Rockets 97-93 and Sheffield Hatters beat Rhondda Rebels to the women's title.