09 Feb 2018: Lions 85-97 Wolves

Wolves show their bite in capital duel

BBL Championship

London Lions 85-97 Worcester Wolves (23-22, 48-54, 67-78)

Worcester Wolves continue their steady climb up the BBL standings after they warmed up for Sunday’s crunch BBL Trophy Semi-Final second leg at Sharks on Sunday with a confidence-boosting road win at the Copper Box.

Lions has bolstered their roster with the last minute addition of Dzaflo Larkai, but the hosts were simply outgunned by the visitors who rained it down from the perimeter in an impressive shooting display.

Leading scorers – Peel 20, Robinson 18, Ikhinmwin 14 (Lions), Palmer 26, Parrish 19, Beamon 13, Ojo 13 (Wolves)

Turning point – Twice in the last quarter, the Lions threatened a big comeback by getting to within six and seven points of Wolves, but triples by Mike Ojo and Brandon Parrish settled Worcester nerves on each occasion.

Key stat – The visitors were on absolute fire from long-range and converted a dazzling 17 downtown scores.

Game hero(es) – Trayvon Palmer had a great night as he finished with a highly productive 26 points and 10 rebounds, also adding 5 assists to his double-double.