Sharks have to be cautious of dangerous Wildcats

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SHARKS forward Andrew Bridge says his team have to be wary of tomorrow’s opponents Durham Wildcats.

Sheffield are still looking for their first win of the BBL Championship season but will have an excellent chance to get it against a Wildcats team that is in just their second year in the top flight.

“We played them pre-season and ran an offence with lots of movement and cutting,” said Bridge. “They play well as a team and try to maximise all five guys at any one time so we’ll have to prepare for that.

“They had a good win against Wolves early in the season and this year they will be aware of how the league works.

“It’ll be a tough game, they’ll be looking to bounce back from the loss at Newcastle and their new American appears to be scoring pretty well.”

Sharks did get a victory last Friday in the BBL Cup quarter-final against Cheshire Jets. Bridge was delighted with the win: “We came out and played consistently well for the whole game,” he said.

“We had a good team effort in the first half, but offensively and defensively, and everyone brought something to the game. It’s been a rough few weeks so it’s good to get a win - however we got it.

However, Sharks couldn’t follow it up 48 hours later as they went down to a second loss of the season against Surrey Heat on the road.

Bridge said: “It was frustrating that we threw away another chance to win, and the final score wasn’t reflective.

“We were still in the game with five minutes remaining despite our struggles in the third period, but we lost our way a bit in the final quarter and gave away some easy baskets.”