16 Feb 2018: Force 79-107 Sharks

DBL Sharks Sheffield took down Leeds Force on the road to take home derby honours.

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Leeds Force 79-107 DBL Sharks Sheffield (20-23, 36-54, 52-81)

DBL Sharks Sheffield collected their second victory of the season over Leeds Force, defeating their local rivals 79-107 on the road.

As a result of the derby victory, the visitors remain in the hunt for a top three finish. The hosts, however, stay rooted in place at the foot of the table.

Leading scorers – Sinani 23, Kuyinu 17, Brownell 10 (Force); Williams 26, Gachette 16, Marsden 14 (Sharks)

Turning point – A monster dunk by Dirk Williams, early in the second quarter, sparked the visitors into action. The side from Sheffield put together an 11-2 run on the back of the highlight play, opening up a double-digit lead.

Key stat – The Sharks shot incredibly from all areas of the court, hitting 61% of their shot attempts and 53% from beyond the three point line.

Game hero – Dirk Williams poured in an efficient 26 points for Sheffield, connecting on 10 of his 11 shots.

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