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Wolves target 12th victory in a row
9:22am Friday 14th February 2014 in Sport
WORCESTER Wolves will be looking to rekindle the memories of their former home when they go in search of a 12th straight British Basketball League victory tonight.
The table-toppers take on Glasgow Rocks (7.30) in a match that has been switched from the University Arena to the university sports centre on the St John's campus because of the floods.
It will be the first time Wolves have returned to their home of a decade since moving to the new purpose-built £15million venue last year.
But floodwaters on Hylton Road have forced the fixture to be moved for spectator safety.
With a much-reduced capacity, the game is expected to be a sell-out and director of basketball Paul James believes the loyal support of the fans has played a major role in their success.
He said: “The team is flying at the moment, and a big part of what is happening are the fans.
"We’ve certainly had some exciting games at the arena, and last time out against Cheshire (89-85 win) was among one of the best.
"We had to come back from a deficit to take the match into over-time, before we eventually took the win. In the last few minutes the noise from the crowd played a big part in spurring us on when we might otherwise have accepted a defeat.
“I’m proud of what the team is now achieving and I’m proud to have the support of the people of Worcester.”
Worcester have a four-point cushion at the summit following back-to-back away wins at Plymouth Raiders and Cheshire Phoenix last weekend.
Will Creekmore and Zaire Taylor were among the star performers and they have been named in the BBL team of the week.
The American centre, who recorded a double-double of 18 points and 17 rebounds against Plymouth, is the first player in the league to reach 10 appearances in the elite quintet.
Taylor has been included for the sixth time following a 30-point blitz against Cheshire.
They are joined by Danny Huffor of Durham Wildcats, Manchester Giants' David Aliu and Victor Moses of Cheshire.
Glasgow are ninth in the table but still harbour hopes of a top-eight play-off spot.