WORCESTER Wolves eased past Bristol Flyers 87-71 in pre-season action at the University of Worcester Arena.

Newly-appointed club captain Ashton Khan started the scoreboard ticking with a basket and bonus free throw.

His back-court companion Elvisi Dusha made an immediate impact with a steal and a behind-the-head pass for Alex Navajas to convert, pushing Wolves 15-5 ahead.

Newly-signed American forward Trayvonn Palmer dived on the floor to set up a Khan triple before setting out on a nine-point burst of personal scoring, aiding a commanding 30-14 first-quarter lead.

By half-time the advantage had held firm at 47-32 with Palmer doubling his points tally.

The third quarter featured six three-pointers for the hosts including a couple each for Palmer and his fellow countryman Brandon Parrish.

A healthy 69-51 cushion entering the final quarter gave coach Paul James the opportunity to distribute court-time across his squad.

At five minutes remaining Bristol slashed the lead to 71-51.

Seven-foot centre Dallin Bachynski made his presence felt with several inside baskets, rounding off his evening with a powerful dunk from a clever Navajas assist, re-establishing Worcester’s superiority.

Palmer led the scoring with 28 points followed by Khan with 23.

Bachynski and Parrish totalled 15 apiece.

“I liked what I saw,” declared James. “We worked hard. Bristol came back at us a couple of times but we kept our composure and kept our shape.”

Wolves lost 78-70 in their opening friendly at Bristol last Friday.

They suit up again for another pre-season outing on Friday at the arena (7.30pm) when Sheffield Sharks visit.

“I’m really pleased so many people come out to see us on a Monday evening. I felt the team put on a good show for them so hopefully everyone will come back for more of the same on Friday,” added James.