RESULT: Hull Wasps 67 Wirral Hornets 72

22/11/2009 00:09

HULL WASPS lost out in a paintful 67-72 defeat at the Gemtec Arena on Saturday evening. The Wasps were on the losing end of a close end-to-end game and were unfortunate to come away without the points. 

Another slow start proved costly for Hull as Wirral stormed ahead on an opening 15-3 run. Half-way through the first quarter Hull finally started to gather some momentum and put together a run of their own to bring scores much closer to finish the period 21-18 behind.

A much closer end-to-end game appeared in the second period with both sides racking up the points before going in at the half 39-34 to the Hornets.

After the half-time interval both sides came out in a similar vain of form to how they finished the first half but two 3-point shots from Adrian Blatherwick and a 2 point attempt from Jamie Goodwin saw the Wasps draw level for the first time in the game at 44-44 but finished the third period 1 point behind (49-50) after 2 missed free-throws from James Rayner.

The final quarter proved to be just as tight but with momentum building it seemed like the Wasps were playing well enough to push on and win the game from there but some controversial decisions from the officials allows Hull to lose focus and after some technical calls given against the team, the Hornets pulled away.

It was a much improved performance from the Huddersfield game, but luck wasn't with the home side and Wirral walked away with the 2 points.

Hull now face Liverpool at home next Saturday 28th November in a bid to get their season back on track.