Sheffield Sharks prepare for ‘exciting’ Basketball League double-header

Written by James Wilson

Sheffield Sharks return to British Basketball League action this weekend with a highly anticipated double-header against the Newcastle Eagles and Leicester Riders respectively.

Starting with a trip north to face the Eagles at 7.30pm tonight in front of Sky Sports cameras at the Vertu Motors arena, the Sharks will be hoping to build on a positive start to their league campaign with two victories from their first three matches.

Level on four points with tonight’s opposition in the BBL, the Sharks will be hungry to edge their noses in front of their Newcastle rivals by securing victory on the road.

Tonight’s match is followed up by a home fixture for the Sharks against the Riders at 4pm at Ponds Forge on Sunday afternoon.

With the Riders also currently placed alongside the Sharks on four points in the league table, Sunday’s contest provides further opportunity for Sheffield’s premier basketball club to attain a strong position near the top of the BBL table.

Sharks’ Assistant Head Coach, Nick Montgomery, is looking forward to seeing his charges test themselves against formidable opposition this weekend.

He said: “It’s exciting stuff. It’ll be good to test ourselves against two of the premier teams in the league, both of whom we’re quite familiar with. It’s a test of how far we’ve come I’ll guess, so we’ll see.”

Montgomery is bullish about his team’s chances of not only enjoying a successful weekend in the BBL but to compete for even bigger prizes as the season progresses.

He added: “We believe that we can win both games. Of course we are going to have to play at our best to do so, but that’s normal and that’s what professional sport is all about. We want to compete for all the competitions and have a good run in the playoffs.”

Written by James Wilson

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