LEAGUE winners Worcester Wolves finished off their National Basketball League Division Three regular season with a decisive 87-55 victory over Warwickshire Hawks on Sunday.

Having already won the Midlands Conference with a 15-1 winning record, the near perfect Wolves can now look forward to their play-off campaign, where they are the third seed in the 16-team format.

An enthusiastic crowd was on hand at the University of Worcester Arena to see Wolves celebrate their title by overcoming a slow start to produce a second half blitz.

A 16-10 first quarter lead had Worcester heading in the right direction before Hawks’ resistance stiffened.

The visitors’ big man pairing of Scott Owen and Luke Hatfield connected twice in thirty seconds to grab a 19-18 edge and prompt a Wolves time out six minutes ahead of half-time.

Austin Payne stole the ball to set up Lucas McGregor and then drew an unsportsmanlike foul from his harassed opponent when again getting in the way of a pass.

David Lauzzana was similarly disruptive to lay on a score for John Lenton-Jinks and Payne once more dispossessed an attacker to race from mid-court for a stunning two-handed dunk and a 29-21 turnaround advantage.

The closing couple of minutes of the half saw Bruno Garcia impress on his introduction to the action by slotting in baskets on each of his first three touches, aiding a 39-26 interval lead.

McGregor swished in a triple from the right corner and Ian Vivero-Rodriguez connected from the opposite side as the gap between the sides widened to 58-35 at the end of the third quarter.

Lenton-Jinks drove powerfully to the hoop from the restart, Sergio Sanchez inked the scoresheet with a three and Lauzzana opened his account with a layup before going on to rain in a trio of long-range efforts in a two-minute spell to secure victory.