WORCESTER Wolves progressed in the National Cup after a thumping victory over Stockport Falcons at the University of Worcester Arena on Sunday.

Playing against a lower-ranked side, Wolves were heavy favourites and they made light work of their opponents, racking up a huge score.

Stockport had their moment in the sun with a three-pointer to open proceedings before a double of Tom Grayling hooks moved the hosts ahead.

First-quarter highlights included a two-handed Humberto Ferreira slam following a mid-court steal and a bullet assist from James Turner to set up a simple conversion for James Harrop.

A 23-12 lead entering the second period accelerated on the back of a barrage of long-range shooting, with Turner in particular having the hot hand as he connected from alternate corners for a quartet of successes.

Coach Dean Blake took the opportunity to spread minutes across his squad with all eleven available players now inking the scoresheet to contribute to a very comfortable 84-35 advantage with ten minutes remaining.

By the final buzzer Harrop and Emmanuel Yeboah led the scoring with thirteen points apiece. Turner stood on a dozen points, followed by four players – Grayling, Jacob Dearman, Eben Effah and Aryan Davoodi - each tabbing ten points.

“No disrespect to Stockport but I would always have expected to have won this game,” said Blake. “I’m really much more concerned with how we played rather than the final result.”

“The discipline that we can employ as a team and how we can work together will determine how we perform for the season ahead. While I’m obviously pleased with the win, we didn’t exercise that discipline as much as we should have today.”