At the half Sharks lead 32 – 25. BJ Holmes back in ‘Sharknation’ has 5 assists to go with his 7 points. Mike Tuck has 10 points.
For the visiting Wildcats, Sam Attah has a team high 10 pts.
One Health Sharks Sheffield 81 (20,32,59) (Tuck 21, Simmons 20, Holmes 19)
Durham Wildcats 67 (16,25,48) (Ginty 16, Huffor 15, Evans 12)
Final score in this one Sharks get it done to win 81-67 over the Durham Wildcats.
One Health Sharks Sheffield climbed up the BBL ladder into the second position in the league standings after an 81-67 win against Durham Wildcats.
Wildcats got off to a positive start, taking an early 10-5 lead, but the momentum did not last long, as Sharks responded with a 10-0 spurt to jump ahead 15-10.
Having won the opening period by four points, Sharks shot even further ahead in the second quarter, momentarily taking a 12-point lead after a basket by Jeremie Simmons to make it 30-18.
Although the visitors from Durham quickly erased the double-digit deficit, seven points separated the sides at the halftime break, with the scoreboard showing 32-25.
Led by the duo of Michael Tuck and Jeremie Simmons, Sharks had a comfortable lead throughout the third quarter and had a 59-48 lead coming into the final 10 minutes of the game.
With a minute remaining, Wildcats cut the deficit to six points, but Ralph Bucci committed a foul on the other end and then was punished with a technical as well.
BJ Holmes was precise from the stripe, nailing all four free-throws to make it a 10-point game with 40 seconds left, deciding the outcome for good.
Michael Tuck was the top-scorer of the game with 21 points for Sharks, while Jeremie Simmons and BJ Holmes, who dished out eight assists, added 20 and 19 respectively.
Devin Ginty had 16 for the losing side, while Danny Huffor contributed with 15 points for Wildcats.
MVP in this game was the returning BJ Holmes with figures of 19 pts, 8 assists and 5 rebounds.
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