THE Irvine Sharks Basketball Club have maintained their perfect league record.

It comes after a busy week for the newly formed side who play their home matches out of Greenwood Academy.

The Sharks, powered by Zion Security Ltd, faced two games in four days this past week as they looked to extend their lead atop the Strathclyde Basketball League Men’s Division Three.

Their first trip saw the North Ayrshire side travel to East Kilbride on February 15 to face the South Lanarkshire Colliers for the second time this season.

The Sharks put in a dominant performance with Graham Hunter and Graham McNamee joint top scoring with 18 points each, followed by Chris McCallum who secured 15 points and Abs Senghor adding 10 helping towards a resounding 74-48 win.

February 19 saw a different challenge for the league's top side as they faced off against their nearest challengers, the Bishopton Broncos.

Despite the Sharks' perfect start to the season, defeat would have seen their title rivals climb to the top of the standings on head-to-head and point difference.

It looked set to be a tough fixture for the Irvine side, who were without three injured players and had others playing through the pain barrier.

But the Sharks came out well against a well organised Broncos side, doing more than enough to break their opponents down.

The team's big men were relentless scoring inside and defending the Sharks basket with a flurry of blocked shots.

The Sharks' shooters also lit it up from behind the arc and around the key seeing the Sharks swim off with a conformable 81-61 victory.

Graham Hunter top scored for the Sharks with 21 points, followed by Graham McNamee with 14, Chris McCallum with 13, Abs Senghor 11 with Jamie and Scott Frew adding 10 points each.

This result extended their lead at the top of the league standings, moving The Sharks onto a 14-0 record.

Player-coach Graham Hunter commented: “It’s been a busy few days but well worth it.

"Injuries have been a factor with point guard Ian Johnstone sidelined and playing more of coaching role which has been really positive also.

“We knew we had to come into the Broncos' home court and seal the league with that win.

"We still have four games, however that was the big one.

“The full team contributed to this win. When you have six guys in double figures and playing defence like that it’s pretty hard to stop.

“Four games left then we will bring the silverware back to Irvine.”

The Sharks will be back in action at Greenwood Academy on Friday, March 1 at 7.45pm against the Glasgow Devils. Supporters are welcome and entry to the match is free.

To keep up with the Sharks progress on social media the team are on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @irvinesharksna.