Basketball: Bridge calls on Sharks improvement for Trophy

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MUST do better! That’s the message from Sharks forward Andrew Bridge.

The veteran says the club has to improve ahead of tomorrow’s BBL Trophy quarter final against Glasgow Rocks after two heavy defeats last weekend

Sharks were beaten 107-86 at Newcastle Eagles last Friday before falling 85-65 north of the border against the Rocks. Both matches were in the BBL Championship.

Bridge said every Rocks player caused a problem: “They shared the ball pretty well, and it was one of those games for us whatever we tried to do didn’t work.

“They have a pretty balanced attack, and we couldn’t really stop anyone. You can’t stop everyone every game, but we’ll need to change our game-plan this week more pressure.”

Bridge admitted after a recent good run it was disappointing to lose so heavily against the Eagles and Rocks: “Obviously it wasn’t good, they were two pretty convincing losses and came after we thought we’d improved a bit and had been on a good run.

“We didn’t show that over the weekend. And I was more disappointed with the performances that the result.

“We need to pick ourselves up and move on, that’s the important thing.”

The Sharks will be hoping that home court advantage plays its part, as they won both of the previous encounters at the EIS this season.

A thrilling 72-71 victory against the Rocks in November saw Atiba Lyons’ team seal a place in the BBL Cup semi-finals

And they repeated the victory with an 83-74 success in the Championship the following month.

The Sharks remained eighth in the league table but are level on points with the ninth and 10th placed clubs.

Meanwhile the Sharks have clarified their ticket offer for tomorrow’s match. Tickets are available for £5 if you follow the club’s official Twitter feed @SheffieldSharks.

Further details of how to claim your ticket for the offer price will be available there.

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