Sad Force are ripped apart by 
the Wolves

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Leeds Force slumped to a resounding 122-66 BBL away defeat against a resurgent Worcester Wolves last night.

Force shattered Worcester’s early momentum through Aidan Appleyard’s spectacular triple – as Leeds hoped to snatch a crucial first road win of the season against the BBL Cup finalists.

But an injury-hit Force outfit struggled to keep pace with the rampant Wolves in the early stages, leaking points as Worcester charged into an early double-digit lead. Eric Curth’s silky spinning finish and a thunderous throw-down from Tavarion Nix threatened to demolish Wolves’ work as Leeds rapidly battled back.

But a lightning 15-point spurt in two disastrous minutes saw Wolves rip Leeds’ defence to shreds to bring a difficult first quarter to a close.

With Leeds teetering on the verge of submission, Worcester pounced with a barrage of timely trebles – enough to earn the home side a 26-point advantage. A miraculous effort from the determined Nix wasn’t enough to sway the tide, as Wolves poured on the points with merciless precision.

A trio of triples from Trayvon Palmer and Wolves skipper Ashton Khan’s dominating performance put a hapless Force to the sword, with only a much-awaited first basket of the season from returning Force threat George Brownell offering Leeds some solace as the half-time buzzer sounded.

Worcester continued their scorching scoring spree to begin the third period, effortlessly extending their unassailable lead – marching 50 points clear of their opponents.

The determined Rafail Tsourakis swept aside the Worcester defence – landing a pair of consecutive triples as the tenacious Force cobbled together a 10-point run before Wolves resumed their brutal battering. Leeds bravely rediscovered their offensive energy in the final period, yet couldn’t halt Worcester’s relentless attacking prowess as a remarkable seven Wolves players reached a double-digit points total. Curth’s defence-splitting bounce pass proved the highlight of Force’s scoring as their winless away run continued.

Eric Curth

No respite as poor Force are thrashed

Leeds Force coach Danny Nelson.

Coach Nelson’s relishing Leeds Force’s weekend double header