Reserve Team Sub
Nov 21, 2011, 1:42 PM
Team(s): Sheffield FC, Sheffield Wednesday, Staveley MWFC
Post #13 of 42
Friday 18th November 2011
Sheffield Sharks 94 Leicester Riders 99
Another defeat for the Sharks, who are now 1-4 for the league campaign. Title chances virtually over already.
However, a superb exhibition of basketball from both sides (possibly the best I've seen in my short time following the sport). Both sides traded baskets throughout the game. It took until late in the 3rd quarter for a free throw to be missed and the 3 point shooting of Bradd Wierzbicki had to be seen to be believed. A dip at the beginning of the 4th proved to be the Sharks undoing as the Riders, led by GB captain Drew Sullivan, pushed the score out to 92-98 with too little time left on the clock for the home side to come back.
Game MVP was the awesome Justin Dobbins with 34 points, who has quickly become a crowd favourite for some basket-destroying dunks and his enthusiastic crowd-geeing up technique.
Riders look to be one of the teams to beat. As well as Sullivan, Rundles and Hardy look very solid aquisitions for animated coach Rob Paternostro.
As well as the rest of the BBL season, I have tickets to college basketball in the States in February, which I am really looking forward to.