Basketball: Worcester Wolves 78 Sheffield Sharks 75

BJ Holmes gave Sharks the lead but they couldn't hang on.
BJ Holmes gave Sharks the lead but they couldn't hang on.

Sheffield Sharks narrowly missed out on an impressive road victory on Friday night as they went down at title-chasing Worcester Wolves.

Sharks were playing catch up for most of the second half after a 7-0 run by the Wolves just before the interval gave the home team a 39-33 lead.

However, Sheffield finally went in front as they overturned a 69-63 deficit to lead 70-69 on a BJ Holmes two.

Holmes was subsequently called for an unsportsmanlike foul and it sparked an 8-0 burst by the Wolves. Holmes responded with a three to cut the gap to 77-73 and two free throws by Nick Lewis made it 77-75 with 30 seconds to play.

Worcester’s Dejan Radojevic split a pair of free throws to make it 78-75 with sevens seconds remaining.

Sharks Mike Cook had a chance to tie the game but his shot missed to leave Sheffield just short.

On Sunday Sharks travel to Cheshire Phoenix in the league while their BBL Trophy quarter-final with London Lions has been set for Friday, February 13 at the Copper Box in London.