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DBL Sharks Sheffield 73 London Lions 80

Sheffield Sharks' Chris Alexander. Picture: Andy Chubb
Sheffield Sharks' Chris Alexander. Picture: Andy Chubb

DBL Sharks Sheffield failed to mark a rare return to Ponds Forge with a win as they were beaten 80-73 by play-off chasing London Lions.

A second quarter 9-0 run gave the Lions breathing space which they never allowed to slip and left them with a comfortable second half performance to take the win back to the capital.

New signing Rene Castro enjoyed another decent night's work for the Sharks, topping team scoring with 17, one more than Chris Alexander (pictured).

The Sharks are back in action on Sunday when they visit Cheshire Phoenix in a 5.30pm tip-off.