Superb Tigers see off Sharks

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SHARKS failed to secure a third consecutive victory over the Tigers as they slipped to a disappointing defeat in Liverpool last night.

Atiba Lyons’ side would have fancied their chances of picking up maximum points from the BBL Championship encounter, having already beaten the Tigers twice in the BBL Trophy this season.

Indeed things looked extremely promising early on for the Sharks after they raced into a 7-0 lead inside the opening three minutes which included a three-pointer from Ryan Patton. However, the Tigers, who still harbour hopes of qualifying for the play-offs, rallied superbly and led 18-14 at the end of the first quarter after a 12-2 burst.

Sharks, looking to build on the home victory over MK Lions last weekend, dominated proceedings in the second period and deservedly led 40-35.

But the Tigers, inspired by Marlin Capers, quickly levelled in the third and took control of the contest as soon as Myles Hesson put them back in front.

Although talented Canadian Mike Tuck impressed throughout for Sharks and top-scored with 23 points, Tigers always had the upperhand and hit seven free throws in the final quarter to condemn Lyons troops to a 10th league defeat.

n Sharks scorers: Tuck 23, Langhurst 19, Patton 14, Babalola 8, Gachette 7.

the portents looked promising early on as the visitors raced into a 7-0 lead inside the opening three minutes.

who dominated the early skirmishes, racing into a 7-0 lead inside the opening three minutes.

However, the Tigers, inspired by Marlin Capers, rallied superbly and led 18-14 at the end of the first quarter.

Sharks, looking to build on the home victory over MK Lions last weekend, took a stranglehold of the contest in the second period and a 7-0 run helped them establish a 40-35 advantage.

Sharks scorers: Tuck 23, Langhurst 19, Patton 14, Babalola 8, Gachette 7.

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