Sheffield Sharks’ busy schedule continues tomorrow night as they entertain Cheshire Phoenix at the English Institute of Sport, to kick off a run of three consecutive home fixtures.
Sharks will be playing their third game in just seven days and will be looking to build on their momentum after finding their first BBL win of the season, in a dominant away performance against the Glasgow Rocks, on Sunday.
A win against Phoenix could kick start Sharks’ season as they currently sit second bottom of the BBL standings with just one win and three losses, and with three upcoming home games this could be the perfect opportunity for Atiba Lyons’ men.
Lyons looks to have fixed Sharks’ defensive problems that plagued them in their opening three defeats, after keeping Glasgow Rocks to a modest 62 points on Sunday, with more stand out performances by Sharks stars TJ Robinson and Jerrold Brooks.
Robinson continued his spectacular start to life in Sheffield, scoring twenty three points and nineteen rebounds, and will be looking to bring that form on Friday.
However they come up against familiar opposition in Cheshire Phoenix, who they have already lost to this season in a closely fought contest.
The Nix will be coming to the EIS looking to get one over the Sharks again and restart their season, after defeat to London Lions meant that they are still winless at home and sit fourth in the league standings.
John Lavery will be looking towards his star players Jordan Williams and David Aliu alongside last game’s star Jeff Durkin to lead them to a victory over the Sharks. Williams put in a superb performance in the first meeting between these two teams, scoring a giant thirty six points and shooting 63% from the field.
Two more home games against Worcester Wolves and Manchester Giants follow Friday’s game for Sharks, so they will be desperate to earn a win against the Phoenix and make their way out of the bottom half of the BBL league.