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WATCH: Cheshire Phoenix head coach John Coffino on win over Sheffield Sharks

Phoenix won at Sharks for the first time since 2008 and stretch winning run to 10 games in the BBL

Cheshire Phoenix head coach John Coffino was pleased to see his side claim their 10th straight win in the BBL Championship on Sunday but said their was still plenty to work on.

The Nix secured a hard-fought 95-82 success against Sheffield Sharks on Friday night at the English Institute of Sport - their first triumph over the Yorkshire club since 2008 - with Mike DiNunno hitting a game-high 28 points and Taylor King and Demond Watt adding 24 and 21 respectively.

The triumph lifted the Nix into third spot in the BBL, until the Leicester Riders won on Saturday night, and puts them just one win away from breaking a club record winning streak which has stood since 2001, a record they can claim for their own with a BBL Trophy triumph at Plymouth University Raiders on Sunday (4pm).

"It was a good win even though we didn't play our best," said Coffino.

"Not that Sheffield aren't a good side but if we play like that against another team on their court then we could come up with an L, and we don't want to do that."

League leaders Newcastle Eagles, who lifted the BBL Cup on Sunday following an 84-71 triumph over Glasgow Rocks at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, suffered a surprise loss in the BBL on Friday night, going down 99-91 at fellow title chasers Worcester Wolves.

Following their trip to Devon on Sunday, the Nix travel to Yorkshire to take on Leeds Force in the BBL on Friday, January 23 (7.30pm), before returning to Chester on Sunday when they host the Sharks at the Northgate Arena (7.30pm).



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