26 MAR 2017: PHOENIX 91-103 WOLVES (OT)

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Phoenix experience the opposite side of the overtime coin on Sunday

BBL Championship
Cheshire Phoenix 91 (26,53,67,88) (Brown 25, Anderson/Allen-Jordan 16)
Worcester Wolves 103 (19,42,64,88) (Walker 22, Setty/Kennedy 16)
after Overtime

Worcester Wolves dominated the extra period to claim a 91-103 overtime success against Cheshire Phoenix in a battle between two of the most in-form teams in the league.

The game was tied at 88 at the end of regulation, but the visitors stepped up with six points from Trevor Setty to help his side record their eighth consecutive win.

Maurice Walker netted 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting, while Setty and Jermel Kennedy added 16 points apiece with seven players in total reaching double figures.

Both sides made strong starts, but it was a 10-0 run that saw Cheshire pull away in the opening period. The home side carried that into the second and went into half-time with a double-digit lead at 53-42.

Worcester tightened things up on the defensive end in the third as they held their opponents to 14 points and moved ahead off the back of a 13-3 spell before Cheshire edged back in front.

The lead changed hands throughout the fourth and Mike DiNunno had the chance of a second game-winner of the weekend but his 3-point attempt was swatted into the first row by Kennedy as overtime ensued.

Wolves made their move and a 15-1 run secured the victory as they close on the top four with their 15-12 record.

Earl Brown scored a game-high 25 points in vain for Phoenix as their win streak ends with the Play-Offs beginning to look out of reach.

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