Next up, Bristol....again!

B. Braun Sheffield Sharks
B. Braun Sheffield Sharks
November 30, 20235:15 AM

British Basketball League Regular Season

You know that meme where Spiderman is pointing at another Spiderman? Well that’s kind of like this! Your B. Braun Sheffield Sharks have the swiftest of re-matches against Bristol Flyers, the side they defeated by 88-78 only last Sunday at the Canon Medical Arena. The venue this time is the SGS College Arena; the scene of many a close-fought battle between the teams. The Sharks are marginally less successful in Bristol than at home statistically speaking – can they go some way to righting that record on Saturday?

Saturday – Flyers v Sharks – SGS College Arena – 8.00pm

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Ones To Watch

Tevin Olison – Top scored for the Flyers in last weekend’s defeat and looked their greatest offensive threat. Made his 23 points on 7 of 11 shooting. Smooth left-handed finisher who averages 16 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists for the season.

Brad Greene – Managed an index of 23 on Sunday despite being benched with foul trouble for a lengthy spell. His 16 points came at a clip of 80% with 4 offensive and 4 defensive rebounds as well as an assist and a block. A big presence in the paint!

Trejon Jacob – Another player Bristol are currently hugely reliant on for his offensive production. 14 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists and 2 steals bettered his season average of 12.5 points for this key part of the Flyers roster.

Leslee Smith – Sixteen minutes of court time for the former Sharks forward in the last encounter. Ended with 7 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal. Puts up 5.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists for the year as a whole.

Last Meeting

November 26th 2023 – B. Braun Sheffield Sharks (Glasgow Jr 17 Koch 15 Pipkins 13) 88 Bristol Flyers (Olison 23 Greene 16 Jacob 14) 78

Shark Bites

The Sharks are 6-9 in Bristol as opposed to 9-5 on home territory. The all-time, all-competitions record currently stands at 15-14 in the Sharks favour however.

The Flyers have now lost their last 4 domestic games in a row whereas the Sharks have only lost 1 game in their last 6, at Caledonia on November 11th.

Both sides have a positive basket difference – 14 for Bristol and 64 for the Sharks. Prior to last Sunday’s match-up, the average points difference between the two sides in the previous 10 encounters was just 4.9 per game.

Statistically, the Sharks shoot the three ball better than the Flyers at 38.8 percent to 30.3 percent. Jordan Ratinho is the Sharks leading marksman from downtown at 41.3 percent with Trejon Jacob blazing a trail for Bristol at 37.5 percent.


Did you all enjoy a double helping of Sheffield basketball last Sunday? Well hands up if you fancy another! Put Sunday 10th December in your diary and head to Fanbase | Schedule ( where a ticket for the Sharks game against Cheshire Phoenix gets you into the B. Braun Sheffield Hatters game versus Caledonia Gladiators absolutely free of charge. If you can’t make it down to Bristol on Saturday, check out the live stream of the game on the British Basketball League YouTube channel (link at the top of the page) where you can see if Atiba and the guys manage to rack up a tenth win of the campaign. Two wins last Sunday, wonder if we can do it again? The Sharks, the Hatters and you – together we are UNBEATABLE! #AllSheffieldArentWe


Adam Bates