Another great night from Adrian Kuyinu and Gazmend Sinani was not enough to stop Force from falling 100-72 away at Worcester.
It was turnovers again that killed Force as Worcester ended the game having scored 26 of their 100 points from fastbreaks and 32 in total from turnovers,
Force stayed within touching distance all through the first half of play, going in at the break down by 9, with the hosts punishing Force on the interior. The Wolves only made 3 from beyond the arc the entirety of the first half and Wolves danger men Alex Navajos and Trayvon Palmer were active offensively the first half combining for 14 points in the first two quarters and Navajos.
Despite the threats posed by their starting 5 it was from the bench where the majority of Worcester’s scoring came from with the bench scoring 42 of their 100 points for the night, Dallin Bachynski put up 13 points to go with 6 rebounds and 2 assists. The center was also an anchor defensively as he finished the game with 2 blocks. Brandon Parrish came off the bench and put up similar numbers to his season average with 14 points 6 rebounds and 1 assists.
Coming out of the interval Force couldn’t stay in touch with the Wolves as they scored 32 in the third to take the game away from Force who only scored 12 points the third quarter. 8 of those points came from Rafa Tsourakis on his way to 13 for the night including shooting 100% from 3-point range for his 2 attempts. Turnovers were a major issue in the third quarter, with force turning the ball over 6 times leading to points scored every time. Those lapses were what took the game away from Leeds. Force outscored Worcester in the second quarter 25 points to 24 but the damage had already been done and the game ended 100-72.
Adrian Kuyinu was yet again great on the offensive side with 18 points 6 rebounds and 2 assists and Gazmend Sinani had a similarly strong showing with 16 points 9 rebounds and 2 blocks. The rest of the team apart from Tsourakis did not break into double figures in scoring. Chris De Sousa did not attempt a shot all game but was however a willing passer as he notched 5 assists.
Force have a couple of home games this weekend where they host the Surrey Scorchers on Friday the 16th at 7.30 pm and Leicester Riders on Sunday the 18th at 4 pm.
Written by: Luke Thomas