In a game of identities, it was the Sheffield Sharks’ incredible defensive identity that won overall, with the Sharks beating the Surrey Scorchers 81-78 in the British Basketball League.
Sharks starting five: Devearl Ramsey, Jalon Pipkins, Kipper Nichols, Jordan
Ratinho, Bennett Koch
Surrey Scorchers starting five: Abdul Mohamed, Saiquan Jamison, Padiet Wang, Josh Steel, Quin Cooper
seemed to be a slow start for both teams, the first quarter exploded into
action around the halfway mark, with both teams starting to make their shots.
known for their three-point shooting, the Surrey Scorchers were getting to the
free-throw line incredibly easily, going 10-for-11 from the charity stripe.
also started getting into their offensive rhythm with 21 points scored in the
first quarter. Jordan Ratinho and Bennett Koch started quickly for Sheffield,
combining for 13 points off a total of eight shots.
the Scorchers’ ability to get to the free-throw line while also going 3-for-6
from beyond the arc had the team from Surrey ahead to the score of 29-21 by the
end of the first quarter.
quarter saw both teams slow their offences and seemingly start to play the way
Sheffield wanted, with the Sharks bringing the score back to a tie by the end
of the second quarter.
went 6-for-11 from the field in the second quarter, keeping up their well-known
identity of methodical but highly efficient offence.
still able to add to their three-point column, adding another three made in the
second quarter. However, their offence wasn’t clicking in other areas, with
their hot start from the free-throw line waning, only making one more trip to
the foul line in the first half.
Going into the second half, the Sharks had levelled it up with the Scorchers and were currently 43-43.
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were able to continue similar scoring while keeping it tight on defence.
Entering the second half tied, the two teams couldn’t change this in the third
once again able to get more opportunities at the free-throw line, with Andrew
Lawrence tallying 11 points off the bench by the end of the third quarter.
Pipkins of the Sharks seemed to wake up in the second half, notching up eight
points to get his total to 13 points by the end of the third quarter. The guard
for Sheffield has been the leading scorer for the Sharks this season and was
once again showing his great scoring abilities.
the fourth and final quarter, the score was still tied, with the score at
quarter followed the script of the second and third quarters, with both teams
taking this to the wire.
Padiet Wang and Josh Steel were able to fill up the score for the Scorchers and
keep them in the game until the last possession, it wasn’t enough to beat the
Ramsey was able to come up in the clutch for the Sharks, scoring seven points
in the fourth quarter, with Patrick Stewart also adding another six points off
the bench in the fourth quarter.
having to succumb to fouling to get more possessions, they couldn’t hit the
desperation three-pointers needed and ultimately lost to the Sheffield Sharks.
The Sheffield Sharks were able to take this huge win, beating the Surrey Scorchers 81-78.
Player of the Game
Tonight’s Player of the Game was Devearl Ramsey of the Sheffield Sharks. Ramsey was able to notch 14 points to go with seven assists and four rebounds.
|B. Braun Sheffield Sharks||Devearl Ramsey||14||4||7|
|B. Braun Sheffield Sharks||Kipper Nichols||11||5||5|
|Surrey Scorchers||Andrew Lawrence||14||1||7|
|Surrey Scorchers||Padiet Wang||12||7||6|
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