British_Basketball_League_(emblem)In the only game to be played on Sunday in the BBL Championship, Worcester Wolves claimed a thrilling 90-87 win at Sheffield Sharks after a late cameo from Josh Cameron on debut.
The American finished with 20 points in the win, while Perris Blackwell tallied a 21-point, 14-rebound double-double having played the entire game for the visitors.
The game between Manchester Giants and Plymouth University Raiders was postponed due to an issue with the floor. With the safety of the players the main concern, it was decided the game must be re-scheduled to a later date.
BBL Championship
Sheffield Sharks 87 (22,51,69) (Brooks/Cook 20, Robinson 16)
Worcester Wolves 90 (23,38,65) (Blackwell 21, Cameron/Khan 20)
Worcester Wolves kept up the pressure on the unbeaten top two in the BBL Championship after beating Sheffield Sharks 87-90 on the road.
Josh Cameron impressed on debut for the visitors, finishing with 20 points including five in quick succession to give his new side the lead inside the final minute.
Perris Blackwell top scored with a game-high of 21 points and added 14 rebounds in a full 40-minute effort, while Ashton Khan also hit 20 points in the win.
Worcester had made a strong start to lead 12-19 during the opening period, before the home side rallied and a 13-2 run in the second capped by a Mike Cook triple made it 37-27.
Jerrold Brooks helped grow Sheffield’s advantage leading up to half-time as he took his tally up to 14 at the break.
The double-digit advantage was cut to four in the third quarter as Cameron and Jay Couisnard combined for 19 points to bring the Wolves back in contention. A 10-2 run in the fourth completed the turnaround and set up a tense finale.
Sheffield went up by three, only for Blackwell to tie the game with a three-point play before Cameron netted the go-ahead triple followed by a quick two. Khan held his nerve at the free throw line, and Cook’s attempt to force overtime rattled out.
Brooks and Cook led the Sharks with 20 points apiece, but they were unable to inspire a third straight league win as Atiba Lyons’ side drop to a 2-4 record in the league.
P   PL W L Pts
1 Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 8 8 0 16
2 Leicester Riders 6 6 0 12
3 Worcester Wolves 7 6 1 12
4 Surrey Scorchers 5 3 2 6
5 London Lions 6 3 3 6
6 Cheshire Phoenix 8 3 5 6
6 Manchester Giants 8 3 5 6
8 Glasgow Rocks 6 2 4 4
8 Sheffield Sharks 6 2 4 4
10 Bristol Flyers 7 2 5 4
11 Leeds Force 8 2 6 4
12 Plymouth University Raiders 5 0 5 0