Basketball: Sharks pain after late slip gives Glasgow the win

Sheffield Sharks' Mike Tuck scores with the layup against Glasgow Rocks. Picture: Andrew Roe

Sheffield Sharks' Mike Tuck scores with the layup against Glasgow Rocks. Picture: Andrew Roe

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Sheffield Sharks suffered an excruciating loss on Friday as they were overcome in overtime by Glasgow Rocks 92-86.

Sharks guard Kyle Odister admitted after the game that he and his team mates didn’t do enough in the latter stages of the game to take the victory.

“It’s always disappointing to lose, never mind the events, the circumstances.

“They closed it out better than us and we have to except it”.

Sharks Mike Tuck was arguably the Shark’s best performer after putting up 24 points and he also pointed to mistakes from the home side which proved to be their undoing.

“We wanted to win badly tonight but it just didn’t happen.

“We gave the ball away too much and didn’t follow the game plan, our game plan.

“We need to get better,” he said.

Glasgow were obviously pleased to grab the win away from home.

Forward Will Hall scored the key basket to tie the game and send it to overtime on his way to ten points and five rebounds.

He said: “I’m absolutely thrilled with the effort from the lads out there tonight.

“It came down to execution and we did that brilliantly, credit to all the lads for that win”.

Despite holding the lead for the majority of the game, the Sharks struggled to hold on as a late Glasgow rally seized the crucial win.

Understandably Shark’s coach Atiba Lyons was dejected after the game stating: “It’s always tough to lose a game like that.

“You give your all for forty five minutes but ultimately we just lost out”.

He went on to declare: “We will pick ourselves up, this is what we have to do, we can’t concentrate on this, we need to move on”.

Sheffield face Cheshire Phoenix away on Friday 4 December as they attempt to correct any mistakes and push themselves up the league.