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21 Dec 2016: Sharks 82-79 Phoenix

Sharks break Phoenix hearts right at the death

BBL Championship

DBL Sharks Sheffield 82 (22,42,61) (Riley 17,Thornton 15,Rembert 12)
Cheshire Phoenix 79 (19,39,55) (Anderson 14,Brown Jnr 14,Wilcher 13, Briggs 13)

A last-gasp triple from Colin Sing handed DBL Sharks Sheffield a dramatic 82-79 home success against struggling Cheshire Phoenix.

Without a permanent head coach in the wake of parting ways with Colin O’Reilly, the visitors gave themselves a great chance of taking a surprise victory but were left heartbroken by the late intervention of Sing.

The home side always seemed to have the edge, helped by Malcolm Riley who finished with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds.

But with five scorers in double-digits, Phoenix produced a sharp team performance and came back from six points adrift at the end of the third period to set up the thrilling finale, as they almost caused the upset.

But they couldn’t execute down the stretch and now slip to 3-10 while a relieved Sharks improve to 9 and 6.

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