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Worcester Wolves head coach Paul James proud of players efforts in Trophy defeat
11:20am Monday 4th March 2013 in Sport
WORCESTER Wolves coach Paul James was proud of his team, despite them slipping to a narrow defeat to Leicester Riders in the semi-final of the BBL Trophy.
In the second leg at Leicester, Alex Owumi registered 29 points for the second night in a row and also grabbed 12 rebounds.
After Owumi, Wolves only other double-digit scorer was Sherrad Prezzie-Blue, who tallied 14 points.
Zaire Taylor was again Leicester’s highest scorer with 16 points, followed by Rowe with 14.
James said: “We believed in ourselves, managed to get an aggregate lead in the last quarter, but couldn’t quite hold on to it.
“But Leicester don’t often lose at home so the players, the club and the great support we’ve had over the two games can be proud of what has taken place.”
On Owumi, James added: “Alex is a winner, so will be desperately disappointed to lose.
“But he’s a warrior so this will just make him even more determined for the rest of the season.”
Wolves will now get back to league action this week, facing London Lions at the University of Worcester on Friday.
The following Sunday they will take on Cheshire Phoenix up in Chester.