Worcester Wolves celebrate double victory weekend

Richie Gordon
Richie Gordon was named in the BBL team of the week

Worcester Wolves head coach Paul James says his players deserve enormous credit for their back-to-back wins over Newcastle Eagles and Glasgow Rocks.

Newcastle boasted a record of eight straight BBL wins going into the game against the Wolves

"This was a really tough weekend as I can't remember the last time Newcastle lost on their own floor," James said.

"We didn't get back until about four in the morning, so to come out here and play like we did was unbelievable."

A dramatic fourth-quarter rally saw Worcester to a famous 94-86 victory on Saturday.

"To score 41 points in the fourth quarter up there was absolutely unbelievable," James told BBC Hereford & Worcester.

"You just don't go up to Newcastle and win as they have a great support system and a great team, but the difference with our team this year is that we go into games believing we can win."

The Wolves had little time to celebrate their famous victory as they were back on the coach for the trip back to Worcester, ahead of a home match against Glasgow Rocks the following day.

Worcester were always in control against and ran out comfortable winners by 87 points to 65.

"We took control early on in the game, although we did have a bit of a blip when I made a few substitutions," added James.

"Maybe it was the case that a few of the players thought the game was won already, but it was quite easy to get them back on track and we finished the game strongly."

Worcester's achievements across the weekend were recognised when Richie Gordon was named in the BBL's team of the week.

Gordon scored 18 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the win over Glasgow to ensure the good work at Newcastle was not undone on their own court.

The Wolves return to action on Wednesday, 28 December when they will host Leicester Riders at the University (tip-off 1930 GMT).