COACH Ryan Emery shouldered his share of the blame as Worcester Wolves women got crushed 71-38 at Derby.

Wolves started well enough and stayed within three points of their opponents in the first quarter but matters started getting away from them from there.

Greta Pulikatie had four shots pop back out and as frustrations grew, Derby were able to execute offensively and held a 15-point lead going into the break.

It was more of the same in the third with Emery attempting to arrest the slide with some changes.

The switches eventually paid off as Megan McLoughlin and Katerina Gregarova were able to connect from long distance but in spite of Worcester’s refusal to throw in the towel, it was too little too late.

“There are no excuses and no one is hiding,” said Emery.

“We did not perform to the standards we hold ourselves to. We need to be better than what we displayed and that starts with me.

“I need to be better going forward, I have a young team with an average age of just 19 I need to do a better job putting these talented players in positions for them to express themselves and thrive on the court.

“We have good and bad quarters, our issue at the minute is consistency and we will continue to pursue this target together.”