Sharks show teeth after Friday setback
Cheshire Phoenix 61-78 DBL Sharks Sheffield (18-24, 34-46, 49-68)
DBL Sharks Sheffield denied Cheshire Phoenix a double-winning weekend as they recorded a comfortable success on the road.
Atiba Lyons’ side bounced back from a home defeat on Friday to move to 2-3, while the Phoenix fall from joint-second with their second loss on the season.
Leading scorers – Khan 17, Latinovic 15, Allen-Jordan 12 (Phoenix) – Williams 22, Marsden 16, Tuck 11 (Sharks)
Turning point – Dirk Williams fired in a trio of triples in the second quarter as the Sharks established control with a double-digit advantage and never looked back as Cheshire struggled to repeat their success from Saturday.
Key stat – Sheffield found their success in the paint with 60% of their attempts converted, whilst they held the home side to less than 40% from the field at the other end with Cheshire going 5 of 18 from downtown.
Game hero(es) – Dirk Williams starred for the Sharks with 22 points in the win, while Rob Marsden added a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards to add valuable support.