Swansea Storm (away) 40-46 Wolves suffer double overtime loss

Worcester Wolves Wheelchair Basketball Club have hit a speed bump on their road to claim the Division 3 title as the lost to Swansea Storm 46-40 after double overtime at LC Swansea.

The game was neck-and-neck right from the get go as Swansea edged ahead in the first quarter 14-10 only for Wolves to even the odds tying the game at 20 points apiece at halftime.

In the second half Wolves overtook by a small margin ending the third quarter up by two 28-30. In the final quarter of regular time both teams went back and forth until Worcester’s Tom Horrocks drained a shot from the edge of the key tying the game 38- 38 forcing overtime.

It was low scoring in the first overtime period as both sides only scored two points each, however, in the second overtime period Swansea pulled it away winning by six points on home turf.

Top scorer with 16 points was Ollie Lewis, the Shrewsbury native has shown exceptional loyalty to the club for a number of years, choosing to stay with the club after graduating the University of Worcester with a degree in Sports Coaching Science in 2017.

Post-match coach Harry Smith said: “It was a massive test for the team coming into the game. We got off to a stronger start averaging ten points per quarter. The team showed great grit and determination to take the game into double overtime.” “I think fatigue and confidence were the two factors that contributed to the team slipping at the final hurdle. However, we move forward as a team as we have a lot of positives to take into our next set of games this weekend.”

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