Worcester Wolves continued their good form as they extended their winning run to eight games with a pair of contrasting victories over the weekend.

Paul James’ team returned from Liverpool with a second victory in as many weeks following their 97-79 win on Friday before coming out top with 77-76 success against Plymouth Raiders the following evening.

Sherrad Prezzie-Blue scored the decisive basket and when Jeremy Bell missed his shot to win the game with four seconds left, Prezzie-Blue snatched the rebound and the game was done.

“It was two very good wins and the team played really well, and it will give us some momentum going into the Sheffield game,” Wolves’ forward David Watts said. “It’s a run I hope we can keep going with. It’s going well, I haven’t been scoring well and Tommy Freeman (pictured above) didn’t score well against Glasgow, but we’re still winning.”

Newcastle Eagles also continue to set records as their 78-74 victory at Cheshire Jets on Sunday afternoon saw them chalk up a fifth straight BBL Championship victory – a club-best start to the season for one of the competition’s oldest franchises. Both Charles Smith and Darius Defoe claimed double-doubles for the Eagles with the former scoring 18 points and pulling down 10 rebounds while the latter had 15 points and 14 boards.

Leicester Riders also continued their good start to the season as they won a fourth straight Championship game with a 99-94 victory at ailing Sheffield on Saturday before beating Mersey Tigers 92-63 the following day to extend their winning streak to eight.

Finally, Glasgow Rocks are up to fourth place in the table as they made light work of being without star guard EJ Harrison to win 92-75 at Durham Rocks. Mychal Green stole the show with 35 points, adding 5 rebounds and 4 assists and hitting four three-pointers.

Danny Huffor stepped in to add 19 off the bench. And Green believes that the performance of the rookie just underlines the Rocks’ current strength in depth.

“We’ve seen all season how good Danny is when playing 10-12 minutes per game,” said the American. “But with EJ out, he’s getting the opportunity to play extended minutes and he’s making a huge contribution. Same with Andrew Wedemire, who’s making big shots, and with Martin Malnieks. He’s spent a lot of extra time in the gym working on his shot and that’s paying off.”


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