Agonising Raptors Defeat for Wasps

16/01/2012 11:50

Hull Wasps were unfortunate to be on the end of a 102-78 defeat from Rossendale Raptors on Saturday evening. The Wasps held their own against the league leaders for much of the game with just a 1 point margin between them at the end of the first and second quarters.

Wasps paid the price for fouls and consequently lost John Brignell mid-third quarter, and John Kelsey in the fourth before the Raptors extended their lead to close out the game.

"We were held back tonight by many things beyond our control" said Wasps coach Matt Fawcett.

"But I'm really proud of my players and the way we competed tonight. We had our game plan and it was working. We opened up a good 8 or 9 point lead in the first half and were taking control of the game.

"We let them back in unfortunately and with the fouling situation at the end, we lost that control and ultimately it cost us. The players will be tired now after their hard work but we'll come back tomorrow more determined to win."

Tees Valley Mohawks II visit the arena tomorrow in the second part of this weekend's double-header. Tip-off 7:30pm.