SHEFFIELD Sharks bounced back from a disappointing performance the previous week to defeat visiting Cheshire Jets 97-76.
The Friday night BBL Championship game saw the Jets struggle to compete with the Sharks.
Perhaps they had one eye on their BBL Cup quarter-final 48 hours later, but they simply didn’t get on their game against a team who are tough but would not usually prove so destructive.
The Sharks went on an entertaining run in the third quarter, racing from a 52-42 advantage at half-time to be up 83-52 after a devastating 10 minute spell.
Injuries had forced Sharks player-coach Atiba Lyons’ to put out a line-up lacking in height yet this tactic seemed to work against Paul Smith’s towering Jets side, causing them no end of problems all night.
Despite the Jets bringing it back to 86-70 with six minutes left in the game, the Sharks scoring prowess proved too much for Paul Smith’s side.
They were never quite able to recover and once the Sharks put their starters back on in the fourth quarter it was game over this time around.
The Jets were led by an impressive performance from rookie point guard Paul Peterson (24 points), Colin O’Reilly made 22 along with 11 rebounds, and Frank Phifer bagged 11 points on a night the Jets will want to forget.