British Basketball League Regular Season
What’s better than a game of high-quality Sheffield basketball? Two games of high-quality Sheffield basketball, that’s what! It’s double-header day at the Canon Medical Arena this Sunday with the finest that South Yorkshire hoops has to offer. First up, the B. Braun Sheffield Sharks take on the Bristol Flyers in a 3pm tip off, followed by the B. Braun Sheffield Hatters matching up against Newcastle Eagles at 6pm. A ticket to the men’s game gets you into the women’s game absolutely free of charge – what’s not to like?!!
Sunday – Sharks v Flyers – Canon Medical Arena – 3.00pm
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Ones To Watch
Raphell Thomas-Edwards – The Bristol captain has been an inspiration this season but was unable to stop Coach Kapoulas’ men slipping to defeat in Surrey on Saturday. He pulled down 10 rebounds to go with 3 assists, a steal and 7 points but couldn’t prevent the 82-73 loss at the Sports Park.
Brad Greene – The big forward is averaging close to a double-double at 11 points and 9.8 boards per game for the campaign. He shot 6 of 10 from the field for his 12 points on Saturday as the nine-deep Flyers dropped to an 8-7 record in the regular season standings.
Trejon Jacob – Shouldered a big proportion of the Bristol scoring after the news that Te’Jon Lucas would be out for 6-8 weeks with a hamstring tear. Jacob shot 66% inside and was perfect from the line on his way to 22 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals against the Scorchers but ultimately ended up on the losing team.
CJ Jackson – Former Leicester Riders guard who is in Bristol as short-term cover for Lucas’ injury. Has spent most of his pro career in Sweden and was at Ohio State during his college career. Added 8 points, 3 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals in Surrey showing his versatility.
October 6th 2023 – Bristol Flyers (Lucas 16 Thomas-Edwards 13 Olison 9) 67 B. Braun Sheffield Sharks (Pipkins 13 Eytle-Rock 12 Ratinho 9) 65
After the last round of regular season fixtures at the weekend, the Sharks were one of four clubs with a 4 win, 1 loss record in their last five domestic fixtures. In contrast, Bristol are joint bottom of the recent form guide, with only one win in their last five domestically.
In 28 games against the Flyers in all competitions, the Sharks have 14 wins and 14 losses, comprised of an 8-5 home record but with a 6-9 record in the South West.
The last 10 games played between the Sharks and the Flyers have brought about an average points difference after 40 minutes of play of just 4.9 points per game.
The Sharks recent win against Leicester was only the second time in 16 seasons that the Sharks have won the first clash of the campaign against their Midlands rivals. The previous instance was on 7th December 2018, where the Sharks came out on top by 81-70 in a road game.
Better than a Black Friday deal, one ticket gets you into two games of top-quality basketball this Sunday! Buy a ticket for the men’s game (see link at the top of the page) and you get into the women’s absolutely free of charge! The Sharks are looking to add to those five wins in the Canon Medical Arena so far and you never know, you just might see another Jalon Pipkins full-court shot if you’re lucky (but we’d take one of his dunks if not I guess!). On top of that, the unbelievably successful Hatters take to the court against Newcastle afterwards, where you can witness GB’s Georgia Gayle and Nicolette Fairley leading the charge against the Eagles. It’s time to show the nation that South Yorkshire basketball is where it’s at – fill those seats and make sure both teams are UNBEATABLE! #FearTheFin #LetsGoHatters