Wolves chasing double league success

Worcester News: WORCESTER Wolves star Alex Owumi at the launch of his book, "Qaddafi's Point Guard", with Worcester Mayor Councillor Pat Agar and University of Worcester Vice Chancellor Professor David Green. WORCESTER Wolves star Alex Owumi at the launch of his book, "Qaddafi's Point Guard", with Worcester Mayor Councillor Pat Agar and University of Worcester Vice Chancellor Professor David Green.

DIRECTOR of basketball Paul James is expecting Andreas Schreiber and Jamal Williams to be fired up for tonight's match at Plymouth Raiders (7.30).

British Basketball League leaders Worcester Wolves head to Devon for the first of their weekend double header, which also sees them visit Cheshire Phoenix tomorrow (5.30).

Swedish centre Schreiber, who stands at 6ft 10ins, and forward Williams were both with Plymouth last season before making the move to Worcester.

Williams joined the University Arena side last summer and Schreiber arrived in October after being released by the Raiders.

Wolves are aiming to extend their winning sequence into double figures having gone unbeaten since the middle of November.

James said: "I am hoping Andreas is going to be really up for this game going back to a team that released him.

"I am looking for a big game out of him and Jamal is gradually coming back into the fold and is playing well. Hopefully that will influence them to play that little bit harder and be a little bit more focused."

Plymouth inflicted Worcester's only home defeat of the campaign with a 74-71 triumph in October and James is determined his side won't make the same mistakes again.

He said: "We didn't put them away when we had an opportunity to and they took their chance. I was angry at the time at our team because we had our chances and failed to make the extra pass or make a lay-up which allowed them to stay in the game.

"They made some good three-point point shots down the stretch in the last quarter and we couldn't fight back from that."

Raiders coach Jay Marriott said: "There is no doubt they will be looking to put right the previous result with us, it will be a motivating factor for them.

"Worcester at this current time will be a very formidable test and there is no doubt we will have to be at our best to compete. Everything is clicking for them so I'm sure they will be very confident."

Wolves will also be aiming for a third successive victory over Cheshire Phoenix tomorrow following two thrilling victories at the University Arena.

Both last month's meeting and the one in October needed overt-time to decide the game in Worcester's favour and James is expecting another tough battle at a capacity Northgate Arena.

"I think that's going to be an awesome game," he said. "I was speaking to their owner this week and it's going to be a sell-out.

"They are very excited about having us there and when Cheshire get a full house it can be very loud and intimidating. I'm really excited about that game and it should be a fun one to see."

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