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London Lions loss helps Wolves extend win streak

PUBLISHED: 17:27 15 April 2017

London Lions defend at Worcester (pic Graham Hodges)

London Lions defend at Worcester (pic Graham Hodges)

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Worcester Wolves 94 London Lions 90

Worcester Wolves continued their winning streak with victory over London Lions making it 12 straight in all competitions.

Marek Klassen led his side with a 26-point haul as the Wolves edged closer to securing a top-three finish in the league. Trey Zeigler added 20 points.

The Wolves made a bright start as they took control in the opening period before the Lions took the lead in the second with a 12-2 run, capped as Joe Ikhinmwin slammed on Klassen.

A 9-2 response put the home side back ahead and they would lead 46-39 at the half-time break after Lions had been on the rough end of the referee’s calls with two unsportsmanlike fouls and a technical on their bench.

Wolves pushed on in the third to increase their lead to beyond double figures as they had the better of the quarter to move 73-62 up.

The gap was as large as 13 early in the fourth, but the Lions came storming back, despite 28 free throws for the home side, three pointers from Zaire Taylor and Kai Williams helped them grab an 86-85 advantage.

The Lions needed a stop to put further pressure on the Wolves, which they got on a Zeiglar miss, but they couldn’t secure the rebound and the resultant effort was a three pointer for Wolves’ Navajas.

It proved a back breaker as, despite fine scores from Rashed Hassan and Williams, the game went the way of the home side and Lions fell to their eighth loss of five points of less.

Williams netted 20 points for the Lions as they now return home to face the newly crowned BBL champions Leicester on Sunday (4pm), with tickets available at ticketmaster.co.uk.

Lions scorers: K Williams 20, Taylor 18, Owumi 18, Niktash 13, Hassan 12, Ikhinmwin 9, Lockhart 0, Wells 0, Moyo.

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