Archive for February 2018

The Tale of the Tape – The Final in Statistics

The Road to Glasgow  DBL Sharks Sheffield – Manchester Magic (H) 89-62, Newcastle Eagles (A) 76-81, Worcester Wolves (A) 86-86, Worcester Wolves (H) 75-66 Leicester Riders – Leeds Force (A) 59-104, Plymouth Raiders (A) 83-90, London Lions (A) 81-90, London Lions (H) 92-65 Previous Games This Season 10th November 2017 Leicester Riders 80-75 DBL Sharks…

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The BBL Trophy Final 2018 Previewed

It’s taken one hundred and sixty minutes of basketball to get here but the next forty represent the biggest of the DBL Sharks Sheffield season so far. The 2018 BBL Trophy Final plays out at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow this Sunday 4th March with league-leading Leicester Riders being the Sharks opponents. The Riders were…

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Sharks Prepare for Final Showdown

DBL Sharks resumed practise today in advance of the Trophy Final taking place this weekend in Glasgow against the formidable Leicester Riders. Following their defeat by the midlands side last Friday evening in what many assumed was a practise run, the Yorkshire premier team were back to the drawing board for the final showdown. Captain…

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Advantage Leicester ahead of Glasgow Showdown

A 17-0 run at the top of the fourth quarter from hosts Leicester Riders proved to be the DBL Sharks Sheffield undoing as the dress rehearsal for the BBL Trophy Final played out at the Leicester Arena. Both sides were fairly evenly matched for thirty minutes until the Riders restricted the Sharks to single figure…

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Going Live! Sharks in televised Final dress rehearsal

The 2018 BBL Trophy Final is drawing ever nearer for the DBL Sharks Sheffield. Fancy a dress-rehearsal? You got it! The Sharks head on down to the Leicester Arena this Friday for a televised taster of the showpiece event to come. And if it’s anything like the two previous encounters, then the watching public should…

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Successful Weekend for Sharks – Leeds & Cheshire Toppled

BBL Championship (Friday 16th February 2018) Leeds Force 79-107 DBL Sharks Sheffield (20-23, 36-54, 52-81) DBL Sharks Sheffield collected their second victory of the season over Leeds Force, defeating their local rivals 79-107 on the road. As a result of the derby victory, the visitors remain in the hunt for a top three finish. The hosts,…

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The Grind Never Stops! Back to league action.

The grind never stops! After the adulation of reaching the BBL Trophy Final, the DBL Sharks Sheffield attentions switch firmly back to improving their league standing. On Friday, they attend to the second instalment of the Yorkshire derby by travelling north to meet bottom side Leeds Force. On Sunday, they hit the road once more…

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Sharks take the high road to Glasgow!

Boil up a haggis, break out the shortbread and pour yourself a wee dram because the DBL Sharks Sheffield are going to the BBL Trophy Final in Glasgow! A 75-66 win on the night and an overall 161-152 aggregate score confirmed their place in the showpiece event at the expense of opponents Worcester Wolves. Chris…

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Sharks fall to Riders in Double Overtime Thriller

Scant consolation but the DBL Sharks Sheffield played their part in possibly the most thrilling game of the 2017-18 BBL season so far before going down to league leaders Leicester Riders in double overtime. Mackey McKnight levelled the game at 76 in regulation and it took scores from Tyler Bernardini and JR Holder in the…

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All to play for in second leg!

There was a dramatic roller-coaster match-up on Wednesday night in the last four of the BBL Trophy. BBL Trophy Semi-Final First Leg Worcester Wolves 86-86 DBL Sharks Sheffield (16-27, 37-49, 64-72) There was a rare draw in this Semi-Final first leg encounter as Wolves came back from a 16-point deficit to take a 3-point lead in…

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