RESERVES: WASPS 70 HULL UNIVERSITY 68

18/12/2008 13:30

Neil Rymer hit a 3-point buzzer beater to give the Wasps a hard fought victory against Hull University on Wednesday night in a friendly fixture at the UoH Sports Centre. With an important game for the first team in National League at the weekend against Bury Blue Devils, some of the Wasps players used this game to help them get prepare for the game. 4 players out of the 10 man squad for the Reserves were first team members. Both teams started of well and maked some tough shots. This showed how tough the game was going to be for both sides. The Wasps had the slight edge at the end of the first with a 17-16 lead.

Hull University came storming out in the second quarter, and with some tough shots by Hull Wasps very own Johnny Hills, the University team went into the half with a 34-26 lead. A switch in defense from the Wasps proved very effective in the third and when James Rayner came to life, the University side struggled to contain him.
 
An excellent third quarter gave the Wasps a 55-50 lead heading into the fourth. The Fourth quarter promised to be exciting and didn't disapoint. Both teams were showing their best at both ends of the court. In the final quarter the Wasps looked to shooting guard Neil Rymer to provide some offensive inspiration. With 20 seconds left on the clock, the Wasps were trailing by 1. The Wasps fumbled the ball with 5 seconds to go, and out of nowhere John Kelsey dived for the ball to regain possession and passed to Wordsworth, who gave the ball to a wide open Neil Rymer who drained the shot on the buzzer and got the foul. The Wasps earned a hard fought and were fortunate to come away with the win.
 
Captain Liam Wordsworth thought the game could have gone either way. " The University have a good team this season and we had to play our best to come away with the win. "
 
Neil Rymer top scored with 36 points and James Rayner added 13.