Worksop weather the Storm 2 pick up big win

Worksop Basketball Club February 2015
Worksop Basketball Club February 2015

Worksop Basketball Club needed a dramatic late fightback to win their final game of the regular season, and give themselves a chance of finishing second in SBL Division Four.

In a low scoring game, that ended 54-51 to Worksop, they builty up a 12-point lead over Storm 2 in the second quarter, Lib Gwitira leading the charge.

Storm 2 still have a chance of the top spot so were not going to go down without a fight.

Three quick three pointers from Storm helped them hit back and by half-time, the Worksop lead was down to one point at 23-22.

Storm continued their resurgence in the third period and led 38-32 by the final break.

But Worksop regrouped and replied with the first six points of the final period to draw level.

Again, Storm edged ahead.

As the last minute came around Storm led by two.

Up stepped Mateusz Domanski to sink a crucial three-pointer to finally turn the game in Worksop’s favour with 20 seconds to go.

Worksop held firm in defence and with seven seconds to play, Steve Lawes netted two free-throws for a three point lead.

Storm called time-out to set up their final play.

The best they could manage was a long range, off balance three which skimmed the outside of the hoop as time expired.

Worksop now wait until March to find out their final ranking once all the division’s games are complete.

Worksop scorers: Gwitira 10, Domanski 9, Lawes 9, Craig Hemming 8, Joe Robinson 8, James Roberts 5, Andy Fagan 5.

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