Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting WN NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Worcester Wolves seek victory at Durham Wildcats
WORCESTER Wolves director of basketball Paul James has demanded his team hit the ground running at Durham Wildcats tomorrow (4pm).
Wolves travel to the north-east for the second time in five weeks bidding to claim the head-to-head record against the Wildcats after a 98-91 victory avenged the 82-76 defeat at the University of Worcester on the opening day of the season.
But, despite emerging triumphant at the Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre last month, James was not happy with the way his approached the match and is expecting better.
“This is a game we need to go and win,” he said.
“Durham are really tough on their own floor, they move the ball and shoot exceptionally well on their day.
“It’s going to be about us going up there and applying ourselves defensively and not giving them any open shots early on.
“The last time we went up there we really struggled in the first-half and were chasing shadows.
“We have got to be better prepared this time around to start playing from the word go rather than leaving it until the second-half to get our rhythm going.
“Hopefully we’ll go and do a better job early on this time.”
Durham can still force their way into the play-offs and will have been looking to move a step closer to that aim at Plymouth Raiders yesterday.