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Rocks 94 Surrey 81: Same old Rocks, but maybe not for long

Rocks completed their British League campaign in familiar fashion last night, as errors, inconsistencies and inattention to detail crept into their play.

That they beat Surrey United was almost an irrelevance. Sterling Davis' men finished in 10th place, the lowest position in their 14-year history and missing out on the BBL play-offs for only the third time in 14 years.

With the club's chairman Ian Reid promising a "root and branch review", Davis acknowledged that his seventh campaign as player-coach may be his last. The American has been consistently honest about his team's failures but it has been a rare constant during a year in which Rocks have lurched from one disappointment to another, with only a trip to the Trophy final bucking the trend.

"I hope this wasn't my last game," Davis said, "but if it is, I'm grateful for what the team has done for me, as well as the great fan support. I can't predict the future. It's out of my hands. I've learnt a lot and hopefully it's something I can build on. But it's not my call."

Rocks were true to form to the very last with yet another lacklustre showing. The hosts were forced to pull out a late 9-0 run at the Emirates Arena to shake off the visitors and finish with a 13-20 record.

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