12 Jan 2018: Sharks 99-94 Scorchers OT

Sharks inflict overtime heartache on Scorchers

BBL Championship

DBL Sharks Sheffield 99-94 Surrey Scorchers OT (28-15, 41-34, 58-63, 84-84)

It wasn’t straightforward, but it was certainly thrilling as DBL Sharks Sheffield ended a barren run by winning their first league game for more than a month.

Picking up a much needed BBL Championship success in an overtime thriller with Scorchers, they made their muscle under the basket count to get a first victory of the new calendar year.

Leading scorers – Williams 26, Wroblicky 22, Alexander 17 (Sharks) Hicks 28, Ogedengbe 21, Owumi 14 (Scorchers)

Turning point – Down 89-87 in overtime, Sharks posted a 9-0 run and it was enough to finally snap the Scorchers resistance.

Key stat – The Sharks had that edge inside the paint with 58 points compared to 38 for Scorchers.

Game hero(es) – Tony Wroblicky had a masterful double-double of 22 points and 12 boards, going an eye-popping 10 of 13 from the field. Dirk Williams brought his ‘A-game’ too, with 26 points and one of the dunks of the BBL season.

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