Surrey Sports Park continued to be a happy hunting ground for B. Braun’s Sharks as they finished the regular season with a 69-83 win over the hometown Scorchers.
The Sharks’ 11th win in 12 visits was led by Joe Mvuezolo, who became the 11th Shark to score the season-high en route to 17 points. They were without Oscar Baldwin and the Scorchers without any of their imported players, but both teams gave their all in the swansong of the regular season.
The game was dead rubber for the Sharks, so it was essential that workloads were carefully managed heading into the postseason playoffs.
Having ball-carrying spells, Kipper Nichols was highly efficient for 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Marcus Delpeche was once again working quietly and efficiently. He finished a short rebound of a double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds.
There was an assist tally for Nate Montgomery with 4 and the MVP went to another player who posted a season high.
Joe Mvuezolo became the 11th Shark this season to score the highest with 17 points, seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block upon his return to the club where he once plied his trade.
The season ended with a 9-5 home record and an 8-5 road record for the second-placed Sharks, who travel to Glasgow on Friday before hosting them in the return game on Sunday.
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This notice was published: 2022-04-24 17:40:34