HEAD coach Paul James praised his players for demonstrating an “outstanding” level of composure in Worcester Wolves’ 76-61 win at Surrey Scorchers.

James said Wolves arrived at the Surrey Sports Park on Sunday with a plan to slow Scorchers down.

And it paid off as Worcester restricted Surrey to their lowest points tally in a British Basketball League game this season.

“We executed our game plan superbly,” James said.

“We planned to control the tempo of the game and conserve our energy, and that’s just what we did.

“To hold Surrey to only eleven points in the first quarter and nine in the third was an outstanding display of composure.

“We focused on limiting them to single shots in their attacks and, aside from easing off in the last quarter, our defence was spot on.

“Surrey like to get out and run so we wanted to make sure they did the opposite by getting them into a half-court game and slowing them down.

“They had no answer to it so I am really pleased with our application as far as the game plan was concerned.”

George Beamon, Elvisi Dusha and Alex Navajas led the scoring with 14 points apiece.

They were supported by 11 points for Bachynski and 10 for Brandon Parrish.

James said it was a strong team performance but was keen to highlight the efforts of point guard Dusha who has recently overcome a hand injury.

“That was Elvisi’s best game in a Wolves vest,” he said.

“He got the ball the right people at the right time yet he got 14 points and 16 assists and three steals.

“That’s what I want from my point guard to have that complete game where they are sharing the ball but also being able to score. He led the team really well.”