DBL Sharks Sheffield pre-match report

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Last meeting

Wolves have already played Sharks three times this season. Our last meeting was back in February where the Sharks won 79-77 in the dying minutes of the game.  In fact, we have only beat them once this season so far in a 99-68 blowout during a BBL cup game.Sharks may have the head to head on us, but we need to get the win if we are going to finish in 3rd place and therefore this game means everything.

Table position

According to the BBL after 12 victories in a row Wolves stand in 4th position with 19 win whilst Sharks are located in fifth position also with 19 wins.

Ones to watch 

In terms of scoring, Malcolm Riley is just one-point shy of 400 in the BBL Championship points and he leads the team in scoring with an average of 16.6 per game. Just last week he had 35 points in a win over Bristol, a haul which included nine made three-pointers. Rashawn Rembert is also a tricky player with 15.7 points per game and picks almost 4 rebounds per game, which is high number for guard.

Player opinion

We asked Ashton Khan what he thinks about upcoming game.

“Going into this game vs the Sharks our main focus is to continue to build upon the success we’ve created for our team. It is important to finish this final weekend on a high note and bring that momentum into the playoffs. The sharks are a well coached team with good veteran players. So we will need to be prepared to play team defence.

We may also match up with them in the playoffs, so sending an early message that we are going to be tough to beat is important. Not forgetting that winning this game vs the Sharks can help our chances to finish as high as third in the BBL table.”

Tickets for the game are still available here