Result: Hull Wasps 66 Warrington Wolves 68

31/08/2010 09:52

Hull Wasps first pre-season game came to a nail-biting finish as they went head-to-head with one of the league’s favourites for the title.

Warrington Wolves, who are derived from last year’s Division 2 side, Glyndwr Nets, came to the arena led by former BBL and England international, Delme Herriman.

In what proved to be a close contest, Wasps and the Wolves went could hardly be seperated in the first two periods with the scoreline exceeding no more than a 5 point margin at any one stage.

However, the second half saw a different story all together with the Wolves coming out at full-court press against the home side which proved to be very successful. The Wasps failed to cope with the pressure and the Wolves took full advantage creating a lead as large as 15 points during the third.

Toward the end of the period however, the home side managed to pull together and pulled back the margin to within 10 points heading into the final period.
Led by stand-in coach John Brignell, and roared on by the home crowd, the Wasps pulled it back and took the lead with just 2 minutes left but some missed field goals and some time at the line for the Wolves saw them open up a small lead.

Adrian Blatherwick was fouled on a 3 point shot on the final buzzer which gave the home side the opportunity to level things by hitting all 3 available free-throws. Blatherwick made the final shot from his 3 to leave the final score 66-68 to the Wolves.