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December 29, 2017 by Ben Lang



Surrey Scorchers were on the wrong end of a thriller against Worcester Wolves as they lost 81-79 in the BBL Championship.
Scorchers had a chance to tie the game with eight seconds on the clock but a turnover from Tony Hicks allowed the Worcester Wolves to see out the game in the dying moments.

Hicks lead the way for the Scorchers with 17 points, with Jordan Williams following with 13.

Scorchers faced a barrage from the Cup finalists in the opening quarter, falling behind 29-18 after ten minutes.

But Scorchers showed resilience in the second period, holding Worcester to just 10 points while Hicks ended the half with 12 points and was yet to miss a shot.

Scorchers visited the free-throw line frequently in the first half, converting 10 of 15 from the line keeping them within touching distance of the Wolves.

Scorchers continued their push in the second half and took the lead thanks to some exciting offence from Jordan Williams and Caylin Raftopoulos against his former side.

The fourth quarter was a tense encounter with both teams trading baskets and with the game tied at 79-79, George Beamon scored for the Wolves, leaving the Scorchers with eight seconds to send the game to overtime.

The chance went astray and the Scorchers fell to their fourth successive defeat, with London Lions up next for Scorchers at Surrey Sports Park.

Tickets for Scorchers next home game are on sale now!

Scorchers are set to host the London Lions for our annual New Year’s Day derby at Surrey Sports Park, with a bumper crowd expected for the clash.

Click here to buy via our online box office now or call 01483 689111. Remember that tickets are cheaper when purchasing in advance rather than on the door and you can beat the queues!

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