Mar 11 2012 by Alec Doyle, Chester Chronicle
PLYMOUTH Raiders came to the Northgate Arena bringing many potential stories, but the one which was played out for the Cheshire Jets’ crowd was of hope and disappointment.
Many people were talking about the battle of the brothers, the first competitive meeting between the Jets’ Kai Williams and older sibling Jamal, also a former Jet.
As it turned out Jamal played just over four minutes while Kai was out there for nearly 39 and made a double double 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Another topic of discussion was the return of 2010/11 BBL Championship MVP Jeremy Bell to the Northgate with the Raiders. He ended up causing the Jets a lot of problems with his speed, getting to the free-throw line for 11 attempts and making eight of them.
Worcester Wolves 95 (26,44,68) (Gordon 23, Kazlauskas 22, Freeman 15)
Cheshire Jets 79 (20,39,62) (Cole 18, O’Reilly 16, Williams 16)
Worcester Wolves enjoyed another success to stay in the title race as they overpowered Cheshire Jets in the final quarter to rack up a comfortable win.
Some terrific three-point shooting and a great all-round team performance were the main features as Wolves finished with five players in double-digits.
And yet the visitors had started pretty well with an inside score by Matt Schneck and a triple by Kai Williams giving them the first five points of the game but Wolves responded with the next seven points as both teams got the scoreboard ticking over during the opening few minutes. [read more]
THIRTEEN proved a lucky number for the Cheshire Jets against Newcastle Eagles as their 13-point home defeat on Sunday could have been a lot more.
In the opening quarter they were torn open by the three-point shooting of Andrew Thompson, who gave head coach Fabulous Flournoy an amazing platform on which to build another victory for the BBL Championship leaders.
But in the final quarter the Jets came back at their visitors, giving them a small reminder that when they apply themselves, the Northgate Arena outfit are a side everyone will want to avoid should they make the play-offs.