BBL: Sheffield Sharks go joint top of league after victory over London Lions
Last Updated: 28/12/13 9:32am
Sheffield Sharks moved level with Worcester Wolves at the top of the BBL Championship after recording an 81-70 victory over London Lions.
The teams were level at 51-51 at the end of the third quarter, before Sharks picked up the pace offensively and ran out winners.
London's Chez Marks scored 19 points on his debut for the club, as did Sheffield skipper Mike Tuck.
The Lions, with Marks impressive straight away, led 15-9 in the first quarter before Sharks rattled off the next six points to level the match at 15-15 after ten minutes.
Sheffield were again behind in the second period before a 10-0 burst put them 32-28 on top.
A two by Jeremie Simmons edged Sharks 38-35 in front at half-time but the third quarter saw the lead exchange hands several times before finishing all square.
It was only in the final period when Sheffield asserted themselves to eventually run out comfortable winners.