The RazorSharks travelled to Providence today to face the 6-7 Sky Chiefs looking for their twelfth consecutive win. This would be the final matchup between Rochester and Providence this season if both teams do not make it to the playoffs. The Sharks were three for three in victories over the Sky Chiefs in their previous meetings and were looking to complete the sweep to stay hot as final stretch of the season begins.
Similar to their visit to Providence, Sharks’ guard, Troy Jackson went off in the first quarter scoring 14 points, which proved to be the high score of the first half. Forwards Nate Barfield and Sidney Holmes held it down in the low post dominating the boards with 6 rebounds each in the half.
In the 3rd quarter, after a fairly slow start, Corey Allmond caught fire and hit six of his seven total threes. He finished as the leading scorer with 33 points and 3 steals as the RazorSharks took control and never looked back in a 135-106 victory. Troy Jackson finished with 25 points, going 11-14 from the field, while Melvin Council dropped 22 with 6 assists. With veteran guard Jerice Crouch sidelined after a hamstring injury, the Sharks needed someone to step up in facilitating the offense. “Radio” Raheem Singleton was able to do just that, leading the team with 8 assists. The offense didn’t skip a beat in Crouch’s absence, but obviously the team will be hoping his health will improve as the postseason draws near.
Rochester’s next game will be at Western New York as they face the Thundersnow on Thursday, March 24th. They will then return home to host the Thundersnow just two days later at the Blue Cross Arena on Saturday, March 26th at 1:05pm.