Leeds Force 79 DBL Sheffield Sharks 58: Isenbarger punishes Sharks

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Leeds Force opened their account for the new season with a 79-58 win over DBL Sharks Sheffield, thanks in large to an impressive shooting display from Jack Isenbarger.

The American went 8-of-11 from beyond the arc including a perfect 7/7 in the second half on his way to a 28-point haul.

It was Rob Marsden who made a strong start with eight of his 12 points in the first period as he edged the home side into a narrow advantage.

Two triples from Eddie Matthew pushed Leeds up by nine, but the Sharks levelled at 38-38 early in the second half.

However, Isenbarger began to heat up with a trio of 3-pointers in quick succession to help Leeds establish a 10-point cushion ahead of the final quarter.

Two more followed to cap an 8-0 run to put the game beyond doubt.

Isenbarger netted his eighth in the final minute to complete a fine performance on his BBL debut as Leeds start 1-0 in the league.

The defeat sees the Sharks fall to 0-2 in a disappointing start to the campaign.

Leeds Force 79 (21,38,57) (Isenbarger 28, Marsden 12, Sanders/Matthew 8)

DBL Sharks Sheffield 58 (19,33,47) (Poole 14, S Davis 13, Wroblicky 8)