Worcester Wolves got back to form with a 91-80 road win at Plymouth University Raiders in the BBL Championship on Saturday night, as Perris Blackwell’s monster double-double extended their winning run in Plymouth to three years.
Plymouth University Raiders 80 (31,45,60) (Corletto 24, Wilcher 16, Vigor 15)
Worcester Wolves 91 (28,48,65) (Blackwell 20, Cameron 16, Couisnard 14)
But Wolves turned the game around just before half time, when Jay Couisnard and Disraeli Lufadeju connected from long-range in a 9-2 finish to the first half, putting the visitors up 48-45 – Wolves having come into the game with the league’s worst three-point shooting record, but hitting 66% by the half in this game.
Worcester carried that momentum into the third period, as they added another eight points unanswered, sparked by Ashton Khan; and Javier Mugica’s triple saw them flirting with a double-digit lead at 61-52.
The hosts came back, but Josh Cameron’s buzzer-beating three-pointer to end the third quarter at 64-60 proved decisive, and especially so when he added another early in the fourth to push the lead further out. It reached double-figures for the first time when Pavol Losonsky made it 79-69, and stayed there for the remainder.
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