Sheffield ease to Easter Sunday victory
DBL Sharks Sheffield 83-52 Leeds Force (27-15, 43-29, 60-36)
DBL Sharks Sheffield eased to an Easter Sunday win in the Yorkshire derby as they defeated Leeds Force.
Atiba Lyons celebrates his 250th win as Sharks’ head coach as his side bounced back from Friday’s loss at home to Bristol Flyers.
Leading scorers – Gachette 20, Williams 17, Marsden 12 (Sharks) – Williams 22, Sinani 14, De Sousa 7 (Force)
Turning point – Sheffield poured in 27 points in the opening period to assert their control and there was no way back for Force, despite 22 points and 10 rebounds from Mo Williams.
Key stat – Leeds had 26 turnovers which were converted into 36 points for the Sharks as they capitalised on their opponents’ mistakes.
Game hero(es) – Zach Gachette had a team-high 20 points off the bench for the Sharks with Dirk Williams and Rob Marsden also in double figures with the hosts able to spread minutes across their roster.