Wolves establish 10-point advantage in Semi-Final.

BBL Cup Semi-Final, First Leg

Worcester Wolves 102-92 DBL Sharks Sheffield (23-20, 47-52, 75-75)

Worcester Wolves produced a strong finish to gain the upper-hand in the battle with DBL Sharks Sheffield to reach Arena Birmingham for the Cup Final.

Paul James’ side will take a 10-point lead into the Second Leg on the road as they continued their recent winning run.

Leading scorers – Palmer 24, Beamon 20, Parrish 16 (Wolves) – Alexander/Williams 25, Tuck 14 (Sharks)

Turning point – Sheffield moved into an 11-point lead in the second period, but the Wolves clawed their way back to level the game ahead of the final period and finished on a 7-0 run, which could prove vital.

Key stat – Worcester did an important job on the boards, out-rebounding their opponents 34-24 which led to 16 second chance points, including Beamon’s late tip-in to close the game.

Game hero (es) – Wolves’ American trio combined for 60 points in the win, while Ashton Khan was influential with six assists along with 15 points, while Elvisi Dusha handed out eight assists from the bench.

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Words: BBL Official

Image: Andy Chubb