RESULT: Hull Wasps 66 Huddersfield Heat 87

07/11/2009 23:19

Hull Wasps were sent crashing to earth in their first home game of the season, losing 66-87 to Huddersfield Heat.

In what has been a good start to the season for the Wasps, they were not quite at their usual best. A slow start and an on-fire Heat team who seemed to have everything fall their way, cost Hull Wasps a home victory.

After a fairly even opening 5 minutes between the two sides, the Heat quickly sprung to life and went on an extended run of points to open up an 11 point lead to finish the opening quarter 28-17 ahead.

A second quarter started with much of the same; the Heat extended their lead to us much as 16 points but a late second quarter rally from the home side, saw them close the gap to just 8 points, going in at the half 43-35 down.

The crowd anticipated a much tighter second half hoping that the Wasps would continue the momentum they had at the end of the first but it wasn't to be. Some great defensive play and fast breaks from the visitors, saw them open up an unassailable 20 point lead over the Wasps and from there, the home side never fully recovered.

Undoubtedly, the star performance came from Huddersfield's ex-Sheffield Sharks and Manchester Giants guard, Jason Swaine who top-scored with 40 points. Jamie Goodwin top-scored for the Hull Wasps with 15 points followed by John Kelsey with 11 and Ashley Rice with 10.

Hull Wasps travel to Middlesbrough Lions on Sunday looking to get back on track before coming back to the Gemtec to take on Wirral Hornets on Sat 21 Nov.