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Wolves on the road again to face Rocks
11:10am Saturday 3rd November 2012 in Worcester Wolves By Steve Carley - Midlands Sports Journalist of the Year 2013, @stevecarleyWN
WORCESTER Wolves face their second long trek north in 48 hours when they visit Glasgow Rocks in the British Basketball League tomorrow (5pm).
The University of Worcester-based team were in Newcastle last night for a BBL Cup quarter-final and, having returned early this morning, are preparing to head straight back up the motorway. However, despite the travelling, Wolves are focused on winning three Championship games in a row for the first time this season.
They have won back-to-back matches twice — the latest being last weekend — and are determined to go one better at the new Commonwealth Arena in a game televised by Sky Sports.
Director of basketball Paul James said: “We had a couple of good victories last weekend and I believe the guys are starting to understand where they fit within the system.
“We’re looking forward to going up to Glasgow and giving them a run for their money in their nice, new stadium. I am expecting a very big crowd up there and hopefully we can do ourselves justice. We are five and four (win-loss) in the league at the moment. I’d like to have been a little better than that, maybe seven and two, but we have to focus on what we have been doing well and try and jump on them straight away.”
Rocks have only played four BBL games this season and won once, 92-82 at Durham Wildcats in September, but they have faced Newcastle Eagles twice.
James added: “It’s down to venue availability. We get this in our league when one team has played 10 games and another four.
“The table doesn’t really look right because of that and, once teams start catching up with those games, we will really know where people stand.”
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