James confident of Wolves success

Worcester News: James confident of Wolves success James confident of Wolves success

DIRECTOR of basketball Paul James has every confidence Worcester Wolves will reach the British Basketball League Trophy final.

Wolves hold a narrow two-point advantage over Sheffield Sharks heading into Wednesday's decisive second leg at the University Arena (7.30pm) following Friday's 62-60 victory at the English Institute of Sport.

It was a case of what might have been for Worcester as they frittered away an 18-point first-half lead in the first leg after only managing one score in the entire final quarter.

But James is remaining in defiant mood and believes his side are in the box-seat for this week's clash.

“Yes, the advantage could have been bigger, but it could also have been less," he said.

"We had a good first-half, moving the ball well, but in the second-half we were static, took some ill-advised shots and allowed Sheffield to come back.

"They still have to come to our place behind, so I’m confident we can get the job done.”

Meanwhile, in the BBL Championship, Newcastle Eagles have drawn level with leaders Wolves on 40 points following weekend successes against Plymouth Raiders (94-74) and Leicester Riders (84-83).

However, the north-east outfit, who beat Worcester at the arena last month, have played one game more than their title rivals.

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