BBL Championship

London Lions 89-73 DBL Sharks Sheffield (23-17, 49-41, 74-64)

London Lions continued their charge towards the league title with a convincing home win over DBL Sharks Sheffield. The Lions are the first to 20 league wins, while the Sharks fall to 12-13 as they stay in the capital to face London City Royals tomorrow night.

Leading scorers – Brandon Peel 19, Andre Lockhart/Ladarius Tabb 16 (Lions) – Chris Alexander/Dirk Williams 14, Mike Tuck 13 (Sharks)

Turning point – London continued to grow their lead throughout the contest and were able to overcome the challenge of the Sharks by establishing a double-digit advantage by the end of the third and pulled away for a comfortable win.

Key stat – The Lions had 22 of their 41 rebounds on the offensive end and also had 21 points from turnovers in the win.

Game hero(es) – Peel led the way with 19 points and 10 rebounds as five Lions hit double figures including Lockhart, who added 16 off the bench with Tabb adding 12 boards to his 16 points.

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Andy Chubb