Force v Worcester- Match Preview

Force head down to Worcester this weekend after snowed called off last Friday’s game against Surrey Scorchers.

The Wolves, like Force, didn’t play last weekend due to the snow making their last game a 95-84 victory over Plymouth Raiders led by leading scorer George Beamon put up 34 points to go with 9 rebounds and 6 assists. He shot 5/10 from three in his sides visit to Plymouth, the Guard’s shooting was over 50% for both the 3-point line and inside from the 2-point range.

Trayvon Palmer and Brandon Parrish were also important for Worcester offensively with 20 and 18 points respectively, Palmer is averaging 15 points per game this season which when twinned with Beamon’s average of 15 per game as well shows the threat that the duo pose to opposing teams.

Worcester captain Alex Navajos had an abnormally big night dishing out assists against Plymouth with a total of 11 where he normally averages 2 per game, Navajos was 1 point an d1 rebound away from a triple double in the 9-point win but stats show that he shouldn’t replicate his season high assist total this time out. A strong offensive showing will be needed to match Worcester’s firepower.

Force’s focal point offensively will be the front and back court duo of Guard Adrian Kuyinu and Forward Gazmend Sinani. Kuyinu, has put together some good performances in recent weeks, averaging the most points in the team with just under 17 points per game. Kuyinu will hope to have more of an effect than last time out against Newcastle where he scored 13 points in Force’s defeat, Gazmend Sinani dominated the boards against the Eagles with 7 of his 17 rebounds coming off the offensive glass Sinani has been averaging 16 points and just shy of 12 rebounds per game and will hope to keep his offensive work rate high again this time out.

Sinani and Force as a whole will be aiming to keep the volume of turnovers low this time out as Newcastle scored 41 points off of turnovers last time out. Sinani himself gave up 11 turnovers against Newcastle and the need to keep hold of the ball is more of an issue than it would have been last week as the Wolves are very active defensively and scored 18 points off of turnovers against Plymouth so any lapses will be quickly punished by the home side.

 

 

Written By: Luke Thomas