Westfield Sharks Sheffield 90 (18, 34, 59)
Stewart 17, Williams 15, Yanders 13
Milton Keynes Lions 83 (30, 42, 56)
Cole 44, New 15, Alleyne 9
(After overtime. Tied at 77-77 after regulation)
Sharks Sheffield clinched their semi-final berth in the BBL Championship
Play-offs with a 90-83 overtime victory over Milton Keynes Lions
at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre on Saturday night.
An 18-7 run in the first period saw the Lions lead 24-14 early
on and they maintained their advantage through the second period
to lead 43-34 at half-time.
The Sharks started the second half strongly, outscoring the Lions
25-13 in the third period to lead 59-56 going into the final stanza.
Sheffield led by three-points at 77-74 with 20 seconds remaining,
before Freddie Cole hit the three-pointer to take the game into
In the extra period, Sheffield cruised through scoring 13 points
to the Lions' six.
Lynard Stewart led the Sharks scoring with 17 points, while Freddie
Cole scored over half of the visitors' points to lead all scorers
with 44 points.