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Owumi shines as Wolves thump new boys

Worcester Editorial 27th Oct, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER Wolves skipper Alex Owumi produced a faultless display as he helped his side maintain their impressive start to the season with victory over BBL newcomers Leeds Force.

Owumi was in blistering form as Worcester made it four wins out of their opening five league games in the British Basketball League Championship with a dominant 98-69 win.

Victory kept Wolves in the top three of the table while the defeat was Leeds’ fifth straight defeat having still to register a win.

The Wolves captain drained in a perfect six three-pointers as Wolves recorded back to back wins following last week’s victory at home to Surrey United.

Wolves recovered from a slow start and later put distance between them their opponents earning a 36-24 lead at the end of the first quarter.

A burst of scoring from Leeds’ Croatian forward Branimar Mikulic revived their fortunes as they aimed to stay in the running throughout the second period but Owumi steadied the ship as the visitors led 52-42 at half time.

Wolves’ Chavis Holmes impressed after the break with a mixture of steals and solid scoring helped Wolves build a huge 80-57 lead going into the final ten minutes of the contest.

With such a huge lead on the board, the remaining minutes saw Wolves finish the job in comfortable style adding another 18 points on the board and conceding just eleven points in return.

Wolves return to action on Friday (October 31) when they meet fellow BBL newcomers Bristol Flyers in the quarter-finals of the BBL Cup.



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