Sharks overcome Wolves to reach BBL Trophy Final
BBL Trophy, Semi-Final Second Leg
DBL Sharks Sheffield 75-66 Worcester Wolves (23-15, 47-31, 60-53)
161-152 on aggregate
DBL Sharks Sheffield advanced to the BBL Trophy Final after overcoming Worcester Wolves in the second leg on Sunday.
Atiba Lyons’ side had lost to Worcester at the same stage in the BBL Cup, but avenged the defeat as they now await Leicester Riders or London Lions.
Leading scorers – Alexander 30, Tuck 17, McKnight/Williams 10 (Sharks) – Beamon 21, Navajas 13, Ojo 11 (Wolves)
Turning point – Sheffield produced another strong first half display as they opened up a 16-point gap – as they had done in the first leg – but on this occasion, they were able to close out the victory to move into the Final.
Key stat – Sheffield were able to capitalise on their opponents’ mistakes with 18 points off of turnovers, while Worcester struggled from the foul line – converting 8 of 15.
Game hero – Chris Alexander starred for the Sharks with a 30-point haul including a number of unstoppable drives to the basket to help his side advance.