Match report: DBL Sharks Sheffield 87 Plymouth Raiders 78

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DBL Sharks Sheffield made it back-to-back wins after recording an 87-78 victory over Plymouth Raiders.

Mike Tuck led the way for his side with a 25-point haul with four other players in double figures, including Zach Gachette on 16.

Cardell McFarland and Gachette netted from beyond the arc in an early signal of intent as the Sharks went on an 8-0 run. Raiders quickly levelled and the game would remain relatively close until four minutes into the second.

Sheffield made their move with a 10-0 run and opened up a 14-point advantage going into half-time with Tuck already on 21.

The visitors began to mount their fightback in the third with a 13-2 run to cut the gap to five. The Sharks briefly restored the double-digit gap as they headed into the final period up by nine.

Plymouth could only close to within seven as Olu Babalola’s five quickfire points were followed by back-to-back triples in a 13-4 burst that all but secured the victory.

The Sharks are now 7-6 as they remain fifth, while Plymouth drop to 5-5 ahead of Sunday’s clash at home to Esh Group Eagles Newcastle.