Sharks stun Eagles to reach Semi-Finals.
BBL Trophy, Quarter-Final
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 76-81 DBL Sharks Sheffield (26-13, 48-34, 54-61)
DBL Sharks Sheffield came back from 17 points down to beat Esh Group Eagles Newcastle as they advanced to the BBL Trophy Semi-Finals.
Atiba Lyons’ side secured their first win in Newcastle for over five years and set up another last four showdown with Worcester Wolves.
Leading scorers – Nimley 26, Defoe 14, Jukic 9 (Eagles) – Gachette 21, Alexander/Williams 14 (Sharks)
Turning point – Having trailed 36-19 in the first half, Sheffield battled back with a 20-2 start to the third to take the lead. The Eagles recovered to tie the game in the fourth, but the Sharks were able to finish strong for the win.
Key stat – An off night for the league’s leading scorer as Jaysean Paige finished with 7 points on 3-of-15 shooting.
Game hero – Zach Gachette scored 19 of his team-high 21 points in the second half, including 14 in the pivotal third period to inspire the comeback for the Sharks.
Words: BBL Official
Image: Andy Chubb