Sead Dizdarevic reports on a victorious evening at the CopperBox…
London Lions keep their top six finish hopes alive after a much needed 101-89 victory of the Worcester Wolves. Lions Kai Williams scored a team high 20 points against his former team.
In the first quarter both teams were shooting efficiently and were able to capitalise on mistakes made by each other. It looked as if the quarter would end tied until Lions’ guard, Zach Gachette managed to beat the first quarter buzzer on the fast break, to give the Lions a slim advantage of 29-27.
The second quarter was a similar affair, with both teams being able to prevent the other from establishing a substantial lead. Eventually the Worcester side were able to draw level and make it a tied game going into the second half 52-52.
In the third quarter both teams showed their quality as again there was hardly a ‘swoosh’ to split them. The London side did manage to regain their lead in another hotly contested quarter. Taking a one point lead into the final quarter 75-74.
The Lions found their flow in with six minutes to go when they sparked a 12-0 run which proved to be too much for the Worcester to handle. Wolves struggled to get back into the quarter and were handed their third defeat in their last four games.
This victory pushed the Lions to joint fifth on 28 points with Cheshire Phoenix, but the London side still have a game in hand.