BBL Championship

London Lions 92-82 DBL Sharks Sheffield (17-26, 38-39, 60-61, 76-76) after overtime

London Lions extended their lead at the top of the BBL Championship after outlasting DBL Sharks Sheffield in an overtime thriller. The Lions complete a double-winning weekend at home to move to 11-2 as they end the Sharks’ eight-game win streak in the league.

Leading scorers – Ladarius Tabb 24, Justin Robinson 22, Paul Guede 13 (Lions) – Dirk Williams 30, Chris Alexander 17, Leslee Smith 14 (Sharks)

Turning point – The Lions recovered from a slow start to move ahead in the fourth, but the hot shooting of Williams kept the Sharks in contention and his late three forced overtime. However, from 82-82, the home side put together a closing 10-0 run to take the win.

Key stat – The Sharks gave up a total of 21 turnovers allowing their opponents 27 points including some key scores in the extra period.

Game hero(es) – Another double-double on the weekend for Tabb after posting 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Robinson just missed out after handing out nine assists to go with 22 points and Guede had 13 with a huge three and defensive steal in overtime.

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