Wolves advance with big home win over Sharks in Trophy opener.
BBL Trophy, First Round
Worcester Wolves 99 (21,46,72) (Huffor 31, Bachman 23, Khan 13)
DBL Sharks Sheffield 68 (15,33,47) (Riley 16, Rembert 15, Thornton 10)
Worcester Wolves advanced to the Last Eight of the BBL Trophy after an impressive 99-68 win to eliminate DBL Sharks Sheffield.
The home side, led by Danny Huffor’s 31 points, netted 16 3-pointers en route to a convincing victory in front of the BBC Sport cameras and they will play London Lions or Surrey Scorchers next.
Sheffield had made a bright start and led 4-9 early on but that was as good as it got for the visitors. Huffor netted three straight triples before soon following with a fourth to fire his side ahead at 21-15 at the end of the opening period.
A three from Jordan Davis did briefly hand the Sharks back the lead but Worcester broke clear and opened up a double-digit advantage going into half-time.
Paul James’ side continued to extend their advantage in the second half and another strong period helped open up a commanding 25-point lead ahead of the final 10 minutes.
The threes kept dropping for the hosts in the fourth and they booked their spot in the Quarter-Finals in style with an emphatic home win.
Words: BBL Official
Image: Sharks Team Photographers