Match report: Worcester Wolves 69 Sheffield Sharks 81

Sheffield Sharks' Jerrold Brooks. Picture: Andrew Roe
Sheffield Sharks' Jerrold Brooks. Picture: Andrew Roe

Sheffield Sharks took a big step towards a top-three finish in the BBL Championship with an 81-69 victory away at Worcester Wolves.

Atiba Lyons’ side not only closed the gap on third-placed Wolves with their come-from-behind triumph, but also claimed the head-to-head series, which acts as a tie-breaker in the event of identical win records.

The Sharks’ ten-game winning run came to an end against London Lions seven days ago, and their response was under examination.

The signs were far from positive as they slipped nine points behind midway through the third period.

That is when a George Brownwell three-pointer sparked a 15-4 close to the quarter, sending the visitors into the final stanza in front.

It was nip-and-tuck in the early exchanges of the fourth before point guard Jerrold Brooks began to take over, scoring and facilitating.

He finished with 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in another sensational all-round display, which could prove all-important come the end of the campaign.

Antone Robinson and Mike Tuck added 14 points each while Jay Couisnard led Wolves with 19 as Perris Blackwell was limited to just 20 minutes of action, still scoring 14 points.

Sheffield Sharks begin their last-four tie with Leicester Riders in the BBL Trophy on Sunday.