|Riders - Clark||20|
|Wolves - Huffor||18|
|Riders - Sullivan||11|
|Wolves - Kennedy||10|
|Riders - Clark||7|
|Wolves - Klassen||10|
|Riders - Hampton||4|
|Wolves - Kennedy||4|
|Riders - Sullivan||3|
|Wolves - Kennedy||1|
Leicester Riders completed a great start to the BBL following coming through a strong challenge at home from the Worcester Wolves with a 77-66 victory.
Rob Paternostro’s side trailed heading into the final quarter, but seized control and held off their opponents with a 10-0 close to the game.
Brandon Clark top scored with 20 points and also handed out seven assists as Riders’ depth was evident once again.
A 10-0 run established early control as the Riders were up by 10 on a three from Eric Robertson, but the visitors hit back strongly in the second with a 23-3 run as Wolves made a 9-of-15 start from downtown to lead 32-42.
Danny Huffor moved to 16 points, but the Riders finished the half with the final seven points with Marek Klaasen picking up his fourth foul in the meantime.
Wolves managed to maintain their narrow advantage after an even third period before the defending champions opened the fourth with a 7-0 run.
A three from Trevor Setty cut the gap to one at 67-66 before five points from Pierre Hampton was followed by a big triple from Tyler Bernardini to make the game safe in the final minute.
Riders improve to 2-0 to begin the BBL and will travel to Surrey on Friday to face the Scorchers on the road in the next game.
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