Leeds Force 58 Sheffield Sharks 62 - Wroblicky and Riley lead the way for visitors

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Sheffield Sharks held their nerve down the stretch as they closed out a 62-58 BBL Championship victory on the road against Yorkshire rivals Leeds Force.

The season head-to-head was split with the home side winning convincly on both previous meetings, but this encounter would go right down to the wire.

Tony Wroblicky and Malcolm Riley both top scored for the Sharks with 16 points apiece as four players reached double figures, including Jordan Davis, who contributed an all-round effort of 10 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

The visitors started brightly with a 9-2 opening before Leeds settled with a 7-0 response. Sheffield edged ahead and began to further their advantage in the second as they built an eight-point gap by half-time.

There was no change to the margin heading into the final quarter after a 14-14 third period with the Sharks still in control.

Sheffield led 58-49 inside the last three minutes, but a 9-1 burst saw the home side make it a one-point game.

Robert Sandoval top scored with a game-high 20 points, but he fouled out and Rashawn Rembert sank the game-clinching free throws to secure the win for the Sharks.