WORCESTER Wolves head coach Paul James is preparing for a "different challenge" on Wednesday after they romped to a British Basketball League victory on Sunday.

They warmed up for the BBL Trophy semi-final first leg against Sheffield Sharks at the University of Worcester Arena (7.30pm) by taking care of hosts Leeds Force 101-76.

With Wolves having a 50-29 lead by half-time against the league's basement club, James took the chance to spread minutes across his team.

He said: “We stamped our authority on the match from early on.

"The players approached the game in the right way and once we got comfortably ahead we had the chance to try out a few different sets and line-ups.

“We had a solid display. Sheffield will be a different challenge.

"We cannot afford to have any periods of defensive lapses and have to stay focused. We want to put ourselves in good stead for the away leg.

“Our fans gave the players a tremendous cheer when they came out on court last week. They can give us another big boost on Wednesday.”

Leeds fought gamely to keep with their visitors at 16-16 with three minutes remaining in the opening quarter.

James ushered Brandon Parrish and George Beamon into the action and both players made an instant impact with their initial touches.

Parrish drained a three-pointer while Beamon drove to the hoop for two points and a bonus foul shot, aiding a 29-18 advantage entering the second period.

Captain Alex Navajas sank his third triple and then laid on a double of backdoor assists for Parrish and Trayvon Palmer to convert, breaking their hosts' spirit as they trooped into the locker rooms.

Leeds ignited with a series of long-range scores as the second half got under way but were unable to replicate their success on the inside.

Robert Gilchrist put in a shift close to the basket for 11 third-quarter points as Worcester coasted to a 78-49 lead.

Parrish and Beamon continued to accumulate points and the rarely-used Zach Noble thrilled his team-mates with a shot on target from outside the arc to push Wolves over the century mark as the full-time hooter sounded.

Parrish led the scoring with 27 points while Beamon tallied 21 and Navajas 19.