Basketball: Yanders strikes to turn off Heat

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Scottish Rocks defeated Guildford Heat 88-72 in Glasgow last night and re-opened a two-point lead at the top of the BBL over second-placed Newcastle Eagles. The Rocks pulled away from the Heat in the second half after leading 37-36 at the interval. Rob Yanders led the Rocks scorers with 24 points.

Chester Jets, the defending champions who have spent this season trying to climb out of the BBL basement, have rekindled memories of their glory days by signing 35-year-old James Hamilton for a third spell with the club.

The 6ft 7in Hamilton was part of the hugely successful Jets side that collected all four trophies in the 2000-01 season and played in three of four consecutive BBL Trophy Final successes for the Jets between the 2000 and 2004 victories, winning six titles with the club. Hamilton will make his third Jets debut tomorrow against Scottish Rocks.

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