Sharks back at home on Thursday after international break

B. Braun Sheffield Sharks
B. Braun Sheffield Sharks
February 28, 20245:15 AM

British Basketball League Regular Season

With the international window out of the way, the B. Braun Sheffield Sharks get right back at it with two big games in the coming week. Thursday is another ‘protect the fortress’ night when an improving Plymouth City Patriots are the visitors to the Canon Medical Arena. Then on Sunday, a challenging visit to British Basketball League Trophy winners Cheshire Phoenix awaits. The Sharks displays have been on an upward trajectory so these two games are not to be missed!

Thursday – Sharks v Patriots – Canon Medical Arena – 7.45pm

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Ones To Watch

Tyrell Green – Plymouth’s own ‘Green Machine’ went to work just before the international break as the Pats took down an in-form Leicester side. His 33 point haul saw him make 8 of 10 shots from three point territory as well as going a perfect 9 of 9 from the charity stripe.

TJ Atwood – Has been a statline filler for the Devonians all season long. Averages 16.1 points and 7 rebounds per game and shot 79% on his way to 22 points as Plymouth beat the Riders by 109-93.

Jacob Wiley – Another consistent performer down in the south west, Wiley claimed a big 19 point, 14 rebound double-double over the Riders. Averages 14 and 6.3 over the season.

Cameron Copeland – The mid-season signing goes about his work usefully and Plymouth were +26 while he was on court against Leicester. Ended with 12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal.

Last Meeting

January 20th 2024 – B. Braun Sheffield Sharks (Green 17 Ratinho 16 Koch 11) 77 Plymouth City Patriots (Green 23 Wiley 18 Copeland 13) 73

Sunday – Phoenix v Sharks – Cheshire Oaks Arena – 6.00pm

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Ones To Watch

Laquincy Rideau – The ‘Nix put a big marker on second place in the standings with a fine win over Caledonia before the break. Rideau shot 66% from deep to finish with an eye-catching 26 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and a block.

Aaryn Rai – Cheshire’s All Star game starter was another standout in the 100-93 Caledonia win. The do-it-all forward’s 24 point, 8 rebound, 4 assist outing was typical of the eyecatching displays he’s put up all season long.

Maceo Jack – The Phoenix skipper uses the minimum court time to make the maximum impact. 5 of 9 shooting in just over 17 minutes took him to 15 points as Cheshire defeated one of their closest rivals for second place.

EJ Stephens – Had a big game against the Sharks in the Trophy dead rubber to demonstrate that Cheshire have a lot of weapons, even from the bench. Added 12 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists in defeating the Gladiators.

Last Meeting

January 21st 2024 – Cheshire Phoenix (Stephens 24 Christon 18 Wild 16) 78 B. Braun Sheffield Sharks (Green 24 Koch 17 Nichols 6) 70

Shark Bites

The Sharks game against Plymouth on February 29th will be the third time the Sharks have played a game on this date. Two former Sharks who share February 29th as a birthday are Jimmy Langhurst and Eddy Brownell.

This season’s head to head with Plymouth currently stands at one win apiece with the Sharks holding a small points advantage of 154-147.

Sharks won on their most recent regular season visit to play Cheshire Phoenix on 24th September 2023. The regular season head to head currently stands at one win apiece with Phoenix holding a 174-160 basket difference advantage.

In 17 visits to Ellesmere Port Sports Village, the Sharks have recorded 6 wins. Since Ben Thomas took over as Coach of the ‘Nix, the clubs have met 27 times in all competitions, with Cheshire having come out winners in 17 of the games.


Missed us? Well we’re back this Thursday! Take the ‘leap’ to the link at the top of the page where you can secure your seat for a big encounter against the Plymouth City Patriots. We ‘propose’ that you need to be there because our SharkNation do a wonderful job of helping to protect our home fortress! Notches in the ‘W’ column are vital at this time of year so get along and play your part – together we are UNBEATABLE! It’s time to #FearTheFin!


Adam Bates