It’s time for another look back at the weekend’s action in the British Basketball League and our guy to do so at BallinEurope is Sam Chadwick … so take it away, Sam!
This past weekend, March 9-11, saw a total of nine BBL Championship games take place starting with two title favourites, the Newcastle Eagles and the Leicester Riders going head to head at Sports Central. Strangely both of Friday night’s games finished with the exact same score!
In the Sharks’ game against the Mersey Tigers, Mike Tuck came up big, contributing a massive line-of-the-night double-double in their 99-82 win of 33 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, one block and a steal. Jimmy Langhurst also had a big game finishing with 32 points, four rebounds and two assists as Ryan Patton chipped in eight points and dished out eight assists while thieving a pair of steals. For the Tigers, Sam Cricelli had a solid 29-point, 11-rebound outing on 14-of-21 shooting, including 1-of-1 from three; he also grabbed two steals and a block. Myles Hesson finished with 16 points, five rebounds and a steal while Antonio Bustamante had another solid game, contributing 23 points, five assists and two steals. This week, the Sharks shot an impressive 66.7% (10-of-15) from behind the arc while the Tigers shot just 25%.