HEAD coach Paul James was bristling with pride after watching his Worcester Wolves side claim back-to-back wins over two of British Basketball League’s high fliers.

Wolves followed up Friday’s 87-65 victory over Newcastle Eagles with an impressive 86-77 success at London Lions on Sunday.

Their double triumph saw Worcester move to sixth position, within touching distance of a place in the play-offs and firmly in the mix for a top-four finish.

“We’ve had a fantastic weekend, taking down two of the league’s top contenders. First we took care of Newcastle and now we’ve got past a London team that had just won eight in a row.

“The players have banded together and are working really hard for each other. I’m very proud of them.”

Wolves recovered from an early deficit to draw level by half-time.

The second half was a back-and-forth encounter until the visitors capitalised on London foul trouble to draw clear.

Trayvon Palmer and Dallin Bachynski led the way for Worcester with 24 points apiece. George Beamon tallied 13 points, closely followed by 12 points each for Alex Navajas and Michael Ojo.

James paid tribute to his team’s work ethic as they denied London a club-record winning streak.

“Getting five players in double-figure scoring shows that we are getting people into the right places,” James said.

“Everyone understands the value of the extra pass.

“Allied to that, I’m really pleased with our intensity in defence. London have been hitting big scores lately, yet we held them down to just 77 points. That speaks volumes for our focus and concentration.” Wolves face another double-header next weekend, with both games taking place on the road.

They travel to Sheffield Sharks on Friday (7.30pm) before making the trip down the M5 to Bristol Flyers, (7.30pm), the following day.