Sheffield Basketball

Hillsborough claim Shield title

Hillsborough claimed the second ever SBL Shield with a hard fought 46-38 victory over fellow Division 4 team USB Spartans.

Both team struggled to find the bottom of the net in the first half with Spartans leading just 14-13 at the major break.

It was Hillsborough who broke the drought quickest with a 11-2 start to the second half to take a decisive lead.

They stretched the lead to as many as 12 points in the final quarter, but suffered a scoring drouhgt to allow Spartans to within 6, but it was too late to affect the outcome of the game.

Pete Hopkinson picked up the MVP award with a 12 point outing. He and Ben Lowe (20 points) contributed more than two-thirds of their team's output. Chen and Nizam both got into double figures for Spartans.