Winning Wolves ready for Sharks

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TEAMS with contrasting fortunes will clash on Friday night as the in-form Worcester Wolves visit the under-par Sharks at the EIS.

Worcester continued their good form as they extended their winning run to eight matches at the weekend with a pair of victories.

Paul James’ team beat Mersey Tigers 97-79 win in Liverpool on Friday night before coming out top with a 77-76 success against Plymouth Raiders the following evening.

It leaves the Wolves unbeaten in the league just two points behind leaders Newcastle Eagles, who have played a match more.

Wolves’ forward David Watts said his team’s current form augers well for their trip to the Sharks: “It was two very good wins and the team played really well, and it will give us some momentum going into the Sheffield game.

“It’s a run I hope we can keep going with.”

Watts is one of a number of Wolves players who can put points on the board in hurry.

However, he said his form and scoring touch have been up and down in recent weeks:

“It’s going well, I haven’t been scoring well and Tommy [Freeman] didn’t score well against Glasgow, but we’re still winning.”

Although a run of eight wins in a row is impressive the Wolves fixture list has been kinder than Sharks’. Two victories against Guildford Heat and two against Mersey Tigers as well as one against BBL new boys Durham Wildcats are to be expected.

Their most impressive win was at Glasgow Rocks in October. Sharks lost 82-64 north of the border a fortnight ago.