Strength in Depth as Wasps Win at Sefton

17/11/2013 20:44

Hull Wasps got back to winning ways on Sunday afternoon with a 91-69 win away at Sefton Stars II.

After two disappointing games last weekend, the Hull Wasps travelled to Fernhill Sports Centre on Sunday desperate for a win against Sefton Stars II, in order to hold on to their chances of achieving promotion at the end of this season.

These chances were put under serious threat as the club was missing five key players on Sunday - Manuel Guzman, Jack Daley, James Rayner, Adrian Blatherwick and Eldar Ravilevich - due to a sickness bug. However, the remaining players proved that a victory was not dependent on their missing players and they walked away with a well-deserved win, bringing the Wasps back on track to winning ways.

The Wasps dominated in the opening quarter, gaining an 8-point lead to wrap up the opening period at 21-29. They continued to widen the gap throughout the game and second and third quarters ended at 38-55 and 50-77 respectively. Sefton won the last quarter, scoring 19 points to Wasps' 14, but it was too little too late and the Wasps left the court with a much-needed victory. Final score 69-91.

Top scorers John Stewart 54, Matt Macart 14, Matt Wilson 14

Top scorer John Stewart broke a club record, scoring a massive 54 points for his team, which is also the highest amount scored by anyone in the country in the season so far. When asked about his team's performance at yesterday's game, he commented: "We needed to get back to winning ways today in order to stand a chance for promotion and we managed to do that. Even though the scoring looks a bit lopsided I think every member of the team contributed to that win. In terms of my own performance, it was just one of those days, I guess!"

The Wasps will have a full week to recover from illness before their last home game before Christmas on Saturday 30th November against Durham Wildcats II.