WORCESTER Wolves held off defending champions Sheffield Sharks to reach the British Basketball League play-offs semi-finals.

They won 86-84 in the second leg at the University of Worcester Arena today to go through 159-155 on aggregate after a 73-71 triumph in Sheffield on Friday.

Worcester will meet Newcastle Eagles in the last four with Leicester Riders facing London Lions in the other clash.

Dates and times of the games should be confirmed tomorrow.

Wolves led by as many as 19 points in the home leg but had to hold off a late fightback from Sharks to knock out the South Yorkshire side by just four.

Danny Huffor top scored with 23 points and three other players made double figures, including Marek Klassen with 14 and Trevor Setty with 13, as Wolves continued their impressive form of late with another victory.

They led by five after the first 10 minutes and pulled clear late in the second with a 19-3 burst to build a 50-34 half-time advantage.

After a 20-20 third period Wolves moved into a 76-57 lead with seven-and-a-half minutes left on the clock before Sharks cut the gap with a 14-2 run.

Triples from Malcolm Riley and Zach Gachette made it a one-point game and a free throw from Setty was enough to secure the win on the night and overall.

Riley had 23 points for Sharks but their loss means there will be new play-off champions this season.