Greg Hire has waited until just his second game at Rockingham to assert his much-anticipated dominance, helping his squad to an 111-110 overtime win against the Lakeside Lightning.
Hire and the Flames had just the one game for the Round, but it went the distance plus some, in a see-sawing clash at Lakeside Recreation Centre. Ending with an incredible statistical line of 31 points, 23 rebounds and 7 rebounds, Hire was unstoppable. Impressively, 10 of his 23 boards were on the offensive end.
Furthermore, Hire was able to come up big down the stretch, scoring 6 of the Flames 9 extra period points, including a clutch layup and free throw to win the game.
Another notable performance was that of Hire’s teammate Josh Ritchart, with the Flames big man scoring a game high 42 points.
The Flames improve to 4-2, a strong position with the impending addition of Curtis Washington to the line-up. Rockingham turn their attention to the Eagles and Slammers in a Round Six double-header.
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