06 Oct 2017: Sharks 98-71 Force

Sharks maintain momentum as Leeds feel the force.

BBL Championship

DBL Sharks Sheffield 98-71 Leeds Force (20-21, 46-36, 82-52)

DBL Sharks Sheffield earned their second win in a row after following up last Sunday’s road win with victory in the Yorkshire derby against Leeds Force.

The visitors made a bright start before falling to an eventual 27-point loss and face a trip to Plymouth Raiders searching for their first win.

Leading Scorers – Gachette 21, McKnight 20, Williams/Wroblicky 14 (Sharks) – Bankevics 17, Childress 15, Toluwase 12 (Force)

Turning Point – Having trailed at the end of the opening period, Sheffield used a 23-4 run at the start of the second to gain control before a 36-16 third quarter stretched the lead to 30.

Key Stat – Leeds won the first and fourth quarters, but were unable to put it together for the full 40 minutes and were punished in the middle periods as Sheffield doubled their scoring output, 62-31.

Game Hero(es) – Zach Gachette top scored with 21 points off the bench, while Tony Wroblicky completed a first half double-double before finishing with 14 points and a mammoth 18 rebounds.

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