Sheffield Sharks 71 Worcester Wolves 73: Sharks look to overturn narrow first leg deficit

Mike Tuck in action for the Sharks. Photo: Chris Etchells
Mike Tuck in action for the Sharks. Photo: Chris Etchells
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SHEFFIELD SHARKS must recover a two-point deficit when they travel to Worcester Wolves on Sunday in the second leg of the BBL Play-off quarter-final.

The Sharks battled back from 17 points down to tie the game in the final minute, but a pair of free throws from Danny Huffor proved the difference.

Huffor ended up with a game-high 25 points in the win with Trevor Setty the only other player in double figures for the Wolves with 15 points.

An 8-2 close gave the Wolves an eight-point lead after 10 minutes and they pushed further clear in the second to open up a 14-point advantage at half-time.

Sheffield began to eat away at the deficit in the third with a 21-15 quarter and tied the game at 61 on a three from Rashawn Rembert.

The game would be level again at 71 with 90 seconds remaining before Huffor sealed the win for the visitors to take a two-point lead back to the University of Worcester Arena.

Rembert had a team-high 20 points for the Sharks with Mike Tuck adding 15 points in the defeat.

Elsewhere, Surrey Scorchers earned a 73-73 draw with Leicester Riders as Gabe McCray connected with a three at the buzzer to leave the tie evenly poised.

Newcastle Eagles defeated Bristol Flyers 94-97 away from home as Hameed Ali netted 30 points to lead a Flyers comeback from 33 points down.

London Lions beat Glasgow Rocks 91-70 after overturning a half-time deficit.