9 Mar 2018: Sharks 88-81 Phoenix

Sharks bounce back as Alexander stars on BBC Sport!

BBL Championship
DBL Sharks Sheffield 88-81 Cheshire Phoenix (30-26, 49-41, 68-63)

DBL Sharks Sheffield put last week’s Trophy Final defeat behind them as they completed a season sweep over Cheshire Phoenix with an 88-81 success.

Atiba Lyons’ side were able to keep the Cup winners at bay behind an impressive display from Chris Alexander.

Leading scorers – Alexander 31, Williams 17, Tuck 11 (Sharks) – May-Thompson 21, Riley 14, Jackman 13 (Phoenix)

Turning point – CJ Gettys began to get Cheshire going in the third quarter as they took the lead at 56-57, but the home side were quick to respond with a 10-2 run and never trailed again.

Key stat – Sheffield knocked down 11 threes during the contest and were 13 of 14 from the foul line, while the visitors struggled at 4 of 17 from beyond the arc as well as 58% free throw shooting.

Game hero – Chris Alexander produced a starring display for the Sharks with a season-high effort of 31 points including 5 of 10 shooting from 3-point range.

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