Basketball: Sharks prepare by breaking Rocks

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Sheffield Sharks, after surrendering their British Basketball League championship title with a run of seven defeats in 10 games, began warming up for the end-of-season play-offs with a 96-94 overtime win against Scottish Rocks on Saturday.

Sheffield Sharks, after surrendering their British Basketball League championship title with a run of seven defeats in 10 games, began warming up for the end-of-season play-offs with a 96-94 overtime win against Scottish Rocks on Saturday.

The Sharks clinched the runners-up spot with Friday's 112-73 romp at Newcastle Eagles, then needed a three-pointer from Nate Reinking with 16 seconds left against the Rocks to force overtime at 85-85. A 7-0 burst then pushed the Sharks to victory as Rob Yanders led their scorers with 26 points.

Brighton Bears won 110-88 at Birmingham Bullets and will have a home quarter-final against eighth-placed Milton Keynes Lions, who beat Leicester Riders 85-75 on Saturday.

The Eagles followed Friday's loss with a 97-89 defeat at Thames Valley. Chester Jets completed a clean sweep over London Towers with a 102-93 win which could be enough to give them home advantage in the quarter-finals.

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