Basketball side make winning start in Sheffield

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SHEFFIELD DIVISION THREE

Worksop B 69

Sheffield Starz 58

WORKSOP’S new B team made a winning start to their Division Three campaign with a close fought victory over league newcomers, the Starz.

Worksop fielded a mix of youth and experience and both contributed to an exciting encounter.

Youngsters Matt Beardsley, Adam Wagstaffe and Chris Hall were among the points early on as Worksop edged the first period for a 15-12 lead.

Starz hit back in the second to get within a point before Worksop restored their three point advantage to lead 26-23 at half-time.

Worksop’s experienced front court pairing of Andrew Fagan and Jamie Clarke came to the fore in the second half, along with Godsway Dzuboku who returned to the team after a three-year absence.

increased the lead to 14 points by the final break, 51-37. Starz f

und some success in the final period but Worksop were never in danger and closed out the game comfortably for the win

Worksop: Clarke 15, Fagan 12, Wagstaffe 11, Hall 10, Beardsley 8, Dzuboku 7, Brett Shelton 6, Gareth Smith, James Penrose, Alex Mulvey.