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BBL Championship

Worcester Wolves 89 (28,51,68) (Owumi 24, Creekmore 21, Taylor 17)
Glasgow Rocks 82 (18,48,63) (Murray 21, Northern 16, Urli 13)

Worcester Wolves kept the longest winning streak in the BBL Championship alive, extending it to 11 games with an 89-82 victory against Glasgow Rocks.

Wolves stunned their opponents by building a 13-point lead in the first four minutes of the game, as Alex Owumi and Kalil Irving paced the hosts to a 15-2 advantage.

Although the rough patch at the start of the game kept Rocks behind throughout the first half, 17 points by Gareth Murray on perfect 6-of-6 shooting kept the Glasgow club only three points behind (48-51) at the half.

After shooting the lights out in the first two quarters, both teams hit somewhat of a slump in the third, but Wolves maintained a slight edge.

Fran Urli had cut Rocks’ deficit to 65-68 at the beginning of the final period, but Wolves answered with seven points in a row to make it a double-digit game again at 77-67, racking up another win.

Alex Owumi paced the winners with a game-high 24 points, Will Creekmore added an impressive double-double of 21 points and 16 boards, while Zaire Taylor added 17 points and 11 assists.

After a terrific first half, Gareth Murray cooled down in the second part of the game, finishing the game with 21 points for Rocks, as Daniel Norther chipped in with 16 points and 12 boards.

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