The Wolves’ hunt for a first home win of the season continues as they fell to defeat at the hands of Reading Rockets.

Reading came out 74-50 victors as the Wolves were unable to build on their impressive performance last week against Cardiff Met Archers.

The result leaves Worcester seventh in the Women’s NBL Division One.

Both teams started the game in a defensive fashion, as they appeared to try and figure each other out.

However, a swift and clinical counter from the Rockets allowed them to open the scoring.

This allowed Rockets to take control early on with the Wolves lacking a clinical edge meaning the first quarter ended 7-21 to the Rockets.

Wolves looked a completely different side in the second quarter, closing the gap down to just eigh points.

Despite improving, the hosts still went into the halftime break trailing by nine points but with at least with a sense of optimism that a comeback was on the cards.

The high tempo set by the teams in the second quarter carried on after the break with both continuing to score points with ease.

However, the Rockets once again took control on the defensive end of things which led to the quarter feeling eerily similar to the first as they extended their lead up to 25 points.

Wolves struggled in the final quarter to create any clear-cut chance and despite a late flurry of points, ended some 24 points behind the Rockets.

Sandra Hewakowska finished as the Wolves’ top point scorer with 13.

She also was top of the rebound’s charts, getting a total of nine during the game.

Worcester Wolves will be at home once again on Saturday as they welcome Brent Bulls to the University of Worcester Arena for a 4pm tip off.