Basketball: In-form Sheffield Sharks tame Mersey Tigers

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SHEFFIELD Sharks sealed their third successive win in the BBL Championship last night with a comfortable 99-64 victory over whipping boys Mersey Tigers.

The result was never in doubt after Sharks dominated the first quarter, racing into a 32-11 lead, with Demtrius Jemison in fine form.

Althought the Tigers, who are bottom of the table, having not won a match all season, rallied in the second period, Sharks extended their lead to 57-31.

The visitors reeled off a 9-0 run mid-way through the third period to further underline their superiority in every department, and two free throws from Zachariah Gachette in the dying minutes put them 78-44 ahead.

Having done all the hard work early on, Sharks took their foot off the gas and only out-scored the Tigers by one point in the final quarter.

*Sharks scorers: Jemison 22, BJ Holmes 16, Gachette 12.