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Two days after they suffered a defeat which could cost them their chance to capture the BBL Championship title, Worcester Wolves bounced back in style to win the BBL Trophy, their first piece of silverware, with an 83-76 defeat of the Glasgow Rocks.
It was a game of two halves as the hometown Rocks had the better of the first twenty minutes. GB International Gareth Murray, who led the Rocks with 21 points, delighted the majority of a crowd of over 5,000 at the Emirates Arena with buzzer-beating shots to end the first and second quarters, as the Rocks built a 44-38 lead.
But after the break the tide began to change and after the Wolves grabbed a lead late in the third, it was left to the Rocks to play catchup as Wolves’ Jamal Williams came to the fore. The forward made key baskets down the stretch, stifling any chance of a Glasgow comeback and delivering the Wolves their first-ever BBL silverware.
“It was a great game, a great atmosphere”, said Williams, who won the Most Valuable Player award following his 26-point performance.
Williams paid tribute to team-mates Will Creekmore (22 points and 15 rebounds) and Zaire Taylor for their part in helping him get so many good looks at the basket during the game.
“Will’s a beast down low and attracts a lot of attention and teams have to keep Zaire in front of them, so when my man went to help out, I had to be ready to shoot.”
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